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09-16-2010, 04:49 PM #46
But the lack of priors concerning Nicole-man, that was what hurt the case IMO as well as the cops whose records were tinged. Unfortunately...the statute is REASONABLE doubt, not ANY doubt.
09-16-2010, 05:05 PM #47
On Thursday, the jury watched videotaped testimony from Thompson's 11-year-old sister. She says on the day Emma died, she heard a loud bang from the kitchen. The sister saw Coe with Emma who was bleeding from her head.JMO
09-16-2010, 05:09 PM #48
There goes the fall from the toilet theory. The crime scene was the kitchen?
ETA: so he bashes her head in and then sends her for a nap. Uh huh.
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09-16-2010, 05:44 PM #49
What a horrible case! I'm in law school taking Evidence now and we are in the midst of this character evidence stuff and why it's inadmissible. I am the only person in the class that says they want to go into prosecution - everyone else wants to work for the defense or the ACLU. My professor is a seated judge and he's great - but as much as I "get" why these things are prejudicial, I still have a hard time accepting it in cases like this, my God!
I think things are bound to change when it comes to sexual preditors though. Things are slow to change, but we must be able to show past bad acts of a sexual nature when trying these guys.
I should take this case into those wet behind the ears kids who think they want to be defense attorneys. It would be tough to defend a guy like this.__________________
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09-16-2010, 05:49 PM #50
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09-16-2010, 08:08 PM #52
By TERRI LANGFORD - HOUSTON CHRONICLE - Aug. 1, 2009 (snipped)
Two more children who had contact with Lucas Ruric Coe were taken into protective custody Friday after Texas Child Protective Services confirmed one, a 4-year-old girl, had been sexually abused.
The 27-year-old Coe has been investigated by CPS three times in recent years in the physical abuse of another girlfriend's child. As a result of one of those cases unrelated to Emma's death Coe has been indicted in Montgomery County on one count of injury to a child. He has not yet gone to trial.
A new report was generated as a result of a child death investigation involving Mr. Coe with Harris County Protective Services. Carter said. We needed to take custody.
Young testified this week in a hearing to determine temporary custody of her other children, that she had nothing to do with Emma's death and did not see anyone harm her daughter.
CPS' action on Friday came after the 4-year-old Montgomery County girl told medical staff she had been touched inappropriately, according to an affidavit filed with a Montgomery County court. An exam confirmed the girl had been sexually abused, Carter said.
The other child, a 9-year-old boy, had not been sexually abused but was living in the same home. Both children were taken late Friday and placed into a foster home. CPS' investigation is continuing.
04/20/01 - Driving While Intoxicated (age 19) (misdemeanor) -
02/22/02 - Sentenced - 30 days in jail, fine, and court costs.
12/21/02 - Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury (second-degree felony)
Arrested after intentionally crashing his vehicle into a car occupied by several people, badly breaking one man's leg, during a fight over a woman
03/18/03 - sentenced to 6 yrs probation
11/21/03 - Failure to Stop and Give Information-
01/20/04 - charges dismissed -
03/13/04 - Criminal Mischief (misdemeanor)
09/21/04 - sentenced - fined and court costs
01/13/05 - Montgomery County indicted for Serious Bodily Injury to a Child (first-degree felony) awaiting trial
05/21/05 -DWI #2
05/16/06 - 1 year in jail (suspended) + 1 year of probation
03/21/07 - Motion to revoke probation based on non-compliance of probation
09/21/07 - Motion was withdrawn when the judge discovered Coe had been indicted in another county
09/27/07 - charged in Montgomery County with Bodily Injury to a Child (third-degree felony) awaiting trial involving the son of a former GF
02/28/08 - arraigned on the Sept. 27, 2007 charge.
03/18/09 - - completed 6 yrs probation
06/08/09 - CPS was notified a 3 yr old Emma Thompson had herpes in her mouth, vagina and on her hands. Mother claimed the father, Ben Thompson is the only man who had access to Emma
06/18/09 - Doctor at Texas Children's Hospital determines no sexual abuse - case closed!
06/27/09 - Emma Thompson died after she was beaten and savagely raped according to her autopsy - previous physical abuse and a herpes infection noted. (a skull fracture, scalp laceration & hemorrhage, a severed pancreas, and vaginal tearing & hemorrhage 80 bruises)
08/10/09 - first-degree felony Serious Bodily Injury to a Child (Emma Thompson)
After finally giving a urine sample (three days after the judge requested) his bail was reduced to $100,000, he was released from the Harris County Jail!
01/06/10 - He was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a bench warrant, a warrant for injury to a child, and a warrant for failure to appear from the court of Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Edie Connelly.
01/12/10 - reindicted in Montgomery County for Serious Bodily Injury to a Child.
09-16-2010, 08:28 PM #53
That's an impressive set of priors-journalists, inquiring minds want to know...isnt this worth some commentary?
09-16-2010, 09:07 PM #54
Sister of victim testifies in toddler rape case
09-16-2010, 09:11 PM #55
Isn't it tho? Right now it just makes me sad and tired. He is so young, he was so very young when all this bad behavior began. Somehow I doubt the DWI was his first run in, or the first time he showed very, bad behavior, so what is his story?
I remember his sister coming to his defense - early in this huge mess, saying he would never do any of the horrible things he had been charged with. Then someone got ahold of her MySpace or FaceBook acct and tried publishing her children's names and photos on public websites, which of course lead to death threats and angry replies. Not cool.
Sad for Emma's sister who again had to testify - she's 11 years old, isn't it bad enough she had to live this the first and second times? IIRC she had said (during Abby's trial) the kitchen fall (where she found Emma in Coe's arms, with a bleeding cut on her head) happened in the AM - Abby's story about the BR fall happened in the PM - after she left Coe alone with the girls for an hour while she grocery shopped.
I don't really know how much we can trust the 11 yr olds memory - since Abby had custody and after Emma died, she seemed to have begun drilling the kids with Coe never hurt any of them - before she even opened the door to the house - all three girls were examined after Emma tested positive for herpes - yet Abby got away with the lie about no boyfriends anywhere - she was after all, still married to Ben HMPHHH!
Poor baby Emma, how can a mother be so heartless...
Yep, right now I'm just very tired and sad.Thank you my WS family for everything you do, everyday. You are loved and appreciated.
~Emma Leigh Barker~
Justice For Emma
Stacey Barker - Guilty - Murder 1 - 5/24/11
25 to LiFE - Sentenced 6/17/11
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09-16-2010, 09:15 PM #56
From above link....
The mother, Abigail Young, is serving a 20-year sentence for failing to protect her daughter. She is not expected to testify in this trial.
09-17-2010, 08:51 AM #57
I think it is a good call to keep her out, BUT I think she has an obligation to Emma to stand up and tell the truth. As we have seen clearly, she feels an obligation to herself. She saved her own skin time and time again. There is a nice learned behavior...kind of tempting to wonder about her childhood as well.
09-17-2010, 08:52 AM #58
((hugs)) Lcoastmom. I am with you.
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09-17-2010, 07:21 PM #59
Mods - If this link isn't allowed, please delete. I searched the forum rules before posting and didn't find any prohibitions in linking to other forums. Thank you!LACI & CONNER - GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!
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09-18-2010, 12:17 AM #60
Thank you for the link as horrendous as it was to read (((HUGS))) to Ann for going to trial, Poor baby Emma, her mother had called the doctor :
The Answering service answered all calls through 8:25. Dr. Sane called Young at 8:29. The call lasted 9 minutes. Young said Emma was having painful urination and her urine smelled real bad.
Where was Abby after grocery shopping mid afternoon per the neighbor??? What happened between 6:31 and 8:22?
Note Emma was in bed all day, but her POC momster waited until after hours to call the pediatrician!!
This gifted RN needed to call the pediatrician 5 times but couldn't take it on herself to go the ER! I call BS! (did Abby call Luke, from the corner? as he called his mom and said Emma had died) Worthless POS not deserving of the air he breathes!
Two adults shared a home with Lil Emma - the photo's of Emma covered in bruises, with a horrific tear on her vagina - tell the story of that baby's last 24 hours of her life. Why did the DA not press both adults with Murder1, plus aggravated sexual assault??? I Wanna Know?!?!? The poster at the other site said the defense claiming Emma was not sexually abused was an insult to her intelligence... So why did the State of TX not prosecute these two adults who spent the day with Emma? - BOTH of them know what happened. BOTH OF THEM SHARE THE GUILT EQUALLY!
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