1389 users online (276 members and 1113 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 23 of 23
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,436
    I was disappointed that the jurors decided to not do the show. I know Dateline worked them hard trying to convince them. I just wish they would have participated.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4,911
    $233,116 went to Kurtz, who was paid for 2,429 hours billed.
    OMG, that SOB billed us taxpayers for 15 full months of work!!!!
    Are you kidding me?
    Colin Willoughby made $190,000 for the same 15 months, overseeing 1000's of cases.

    What's wrong w/ this picture?

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,436
    Quote Originally Posted by Just the Fax View Post
    $233,116 went to Kurtz, who was paid for 2,429 hours billed.
    OMG, that SOB billed us taxpayers for 15 full months of work!!!!
    Are you kidding me?
    Colin Willoughby made $190,000 for the same 15 months, overseeing 1000's of cases.

    What's wrong w/ this picture?

    And I'm willing to bet they spent way more hours on this case than what they billed.

  4. #19
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Raleigh NC
    Posts
    10,366
    I thought the show covered a lot of ground in the time slot given -- it hit most of the main aspects of the case and showed personal comments and lots of good scenes & pictures. Pretty well-balanced reporting, IMO. It was nice to see one of the heroes, Detective (IIR his title C) Daniels, again. What an amazingly skilled lawman.

    And they did let Kurtz talk about what he thought the crux of the case was, etc. It's a shame Trenkle didn't get much on-air time -- no idea whether he was reluctant to comment, or was too busy with his private practice to give it the time, or was edited out due to length. He's a smart guy and I thought a lot of him during the Cooper trial. I would have liked to hear more of his comments... The disadvantages of being 2nd chair, I guess.

    I thought KL's comments, when asked what they have told the girls about their parents, were good, especially considering the ages of the girls.... Paraphrasing, "A bad man hurt NancyMom and she is in Heaven; the bad man is in jail for what he did to her. Daddy is on a long business trip sleeping in a tent and has no phone." That's about enuff for their young brains to absorb, considering their ages. They planted the thought about Mommy being in Heaven, and about the bad main being in jail for what he did to their mommy, thereby setting the stage for when they will have to explain more, especially to the older child. She will want to know more soon, IMO.

    And the scene at the end with KristaMom and the girls walking down the path shows how much the girls have grown. No babies, they -- now.


    JTF - Your mathematical comments about the $$ for Kurtz's time was amazing WRT amount, but not surprising to me. And certainly the jury cost & prolly some other administrative factors did rack up a bit as well.

    So I guess subsequent big trials requiring indigent defense will be sorely affected by the Coop trial... It's no wonder the 1st Young trial was busting bad down the train track at breakneck speed. And the re-trial will occur in the same fiscal year, I assume. At least the bulk of the research has already been done for the 1st trial. The next one will prolly be limited to about 4--5 days. (!!) It's a shame that Lady Justice may have to operate on a shoestring budget, IMO. It's looks like its "blood from a turnip" time, folks.

    This is JMHO.
    Last edited by borndem; 08-21-2011 at 05:14 PM. Reason: spelling


    All posts, unless attributed, are "just my humble opinion," and they are to remain here in Websleuths and are not to be used elsewhere. Thank you.
    _________________


    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
    William Shakespeare, King Richard II



    The Angel of the Waters, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City

  5. #20
    less0305's Avatar
    less0305 is offline The face is familiar, but I can't quite remember my name!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,248
    Can't believe I missed this!!! But I was at the beach relaxing and having a wonderful time with my hubby. I'll watch the link Madeline provided and catch up. Thanks Madeline for providing it!!!
    It's my own two cents. You don't have to read or like it.

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    In the sweet Carolina pines
    Posts
    3,724
    Quote Originally Posted by Just the Fax View Post
    $233,116 went to Kurtz, who was paid for 2,429 hours billed.
    OMG, that SOB billed us taxpayers for 15 full months of work!!!!
    Are you kidding me?
    Colin Willoughby made $190,000 for the same 15 months, overseeing 1000's of cases.

    What's wrong w/ this picture?
    And then Kurtz complained during the trial that the defense funds were cut short. Geez


    A proud decedent of The Declaration of Independence signer.

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    815
    Yeah, just wanting to point out (I've moved on to JY and RA in my head) that the true "costs" of this trial, even from a financial perspective are not described here.

    Someone through out a number for CW, but neglected to include FBI-time, SBI-time, etc. etc. as part of the prosecution side.

    Kurtz was trying to keep pace with them (and poorly so) to have a test for the defendant match the testing for the prosecution.

    I think this trial will play a big role in future budget cuts for the Courts and the PD's office.

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,949
    Article about the man that Nancy Cooper was in contact with shortly before her death:

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/ca...187/story.html

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 765
    Last Post: 10-29-2014, 05:28 PM
  2. Dateline NBC airing case of Murder of Janet Christiansen (Abaroa)
    By terminatrixator in forum Janet Christiansen Abaroa
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-26-2014, 12:20 AM
  3. Replies: 68
    Last Post: 02-17-2011, 09:12 PM
  4. Nancy Cooper's family files motion in custody case
    By Skittles in forum Nancy Cooper
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-17-2009, 11:23 PM
  5. E! TV airing show about JonBenet Case
    By dancingdaisy in forum JonBenet Ramsey
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-05-2005, 10:54 PM

Tags for this Thread