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    http://www.fresnobee.com/updates/met...10949171c.html

    ~Sofina Solorio on Monday began her fifth day on the witness stand in the Fresno County Superior Court trial of Marcus Wesson, who is accused of killing nine of his children on March 12, 2004.
    ~Solorio also testified that Wesson told her that, if police found out about the molestation and incest, he would plead guilty to the charges to protect her and the other young women.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    update

    http://www.fresnobee.com/special/200...10964626c.html

    A Fresno judge will rule today whether jurors can learn about Marcus Wesson's "second wife," Illabelle Lee, and the love letters he sent her.

    Lee, 45, who lives in Tennessee, said Wednesday evening that she could not talk about the case, but confirmed she knew Wesson 23 years ago.

    "I was a friend of the family when they lived in San Jose," she said before politely ending the telephone call.

    Lee's identity surfaced in Fresno County Superior Court as Wesson's niece, Ruby Ortiz, 27, testified that she married Wesson when she was 13 and he was 44.

    Wesson, who is now 58, had home "weddings" with two of his daughters and two other nieces, Ortiz testified. "[Wesson] said I reminded him of Illabelle," whom Ortiz said was Wesson's "second wife," after Elizabeth Wesson.....

    Ortiz also said her younger sister, Rosa Solorio, had a unique role as one of Wesson's "soldiers," who would help him hunt down and kill family members who betrayed him........................Wesson's letters to Lee could shed new light on the defendant, who also has been described in testimony as an elusive wanderer who tried to stay one step ahead of authorities.

    About three decades ago, Wesson lived with his parents in San Jose, Gamoian said in her opening statements to jurors. He soon started living with a neighbor, Rosemary Maytorena, who had several children.

    In 1971, Wesson and Maytorena had a son named Adair Wesson.

    Four years later, however, Wesson married Maytorena's daughter, Elizabeth Solorio. She was 15; he was 27. Together they had 10 children.

    The Wesson household nearly doubled in 1986 when Elizabeth's sister, Rosemary Solorio, gave her seven children to Wesson to raise. At the time, the Wessons were living with Maytorena and her children in Fresno. The grandmother lived in a house on College Avenue, south of Belmont Avenue, while the Wessons and the Solorios lived in a duplex behind the home.

    Ortiz and Sofina Solorio testified that living with Marcus Wesson initially was a blessing because their uncles and other relatives had molested them. They also said their mother was never around because she abused drugs and alcohol and had multiple men in her life.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Trial is being blogged by KSEE reporter Monte Francis

    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    An overview of the trial up to this point.

    http://www.courttv.com/trials/wesson/042205_ctv.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story...11318467c.html

    (subs) A pistol discovered among the bodies of Marcus Wesson's nine children did not have fingerprints, a Fresno County Superior Court jury learned Thursday.
    Jurors also learned that Wesson's hands didn't have gunshot residue.
    The two pieces of evidence were among several facts that prosecutor Lisa Gamoian and Wesson's lawyers agreed upon to help speed up the prosecution's case.
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    The defense takes over soon, it'll be interesting to see how creative his lawyers are.
    Just my opinion


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    http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB4WNKA39E.html

    Defense attorneys in the murder trial of a man accused of killing nine of his children began their case Monday after a judge cut short the prosecution's presentation, rejecting the testimony of two psychologists.
    Prosecutor Lisa Gamoian had wanted to call the mental health specialists to show Marcus Wesson, 58, exerted so much control over his large clan of children that he could have ordered them to kill each other.

    http://www.fresnobee.com/home/story/...11335912c.html

    (subs ) Putnam noted the psychologists never interviewed Wesson, but relied on Wesson's writing, transcripts of Wesson's police interviews and Wesson's statements to relatives during jailhouse visits.
    Just my opinion


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    http://www.fresnobee.com/home/story/...11341412c.html

    (subs)
    A defense expert testified this morning that Fresno police investigators tainted the crime scene in the slayings of nine children inside Marcus Wesson’s home in March 2004.
    Gary Cortner, a retired Department of Justice criminalist, told jurors in Fresno County Superior Court that bodies were moved inappropriately, causing the victims’ blood to smear the carpet.
    Just my opinion


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    Jurors will begin deliberating the fate of accused mass murderer Marcus Wesson next week, a Fresno County Superior Court judge said Wednesday.

    Judge R.L. Putnam said he expects testimony to be completed Tuesday, followed by closing arguments and jury deliberations. Putnam's announcement means Wesson likely won't testify

    http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story...11352861c.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    After three months of testimony in Wesson's trial, prosecutor Lisa Gamoian and defense lawyer Ralph Torres took turns Wednesday giving their opinions about what the evidence has shown.

    Today, a jury of seven women and five men should start deliberations after the lawyers complete their summations.

    http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story...11392288c.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    The jury got the case yesterday and continued to deliberate today. Court was resumed today for a couple of questions the jury had. No decision as yet per reporters blog at http://www.ksee24.com/blog/blog-read.asp?n=30793
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    The jury got the case yesterday and continued to deliberate today. Court was resumed today for a couple of questions the jury had. No decision as yet per reporters blog at http://www.ksee24.com/blog/blog-read.asp?n=30793
    Anyone care to hazard a guess as to why this deliberation is taking so long? The trial itself lasted much longer than I ever thought it would!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywing
    Anyone care to hazard a guess as to why this deliberation is taking so long? The trial itself lasted much longer than I ever thought it would!
    I would guess that they are having trouble with no fingerprints on the gun, the daughter appearing to have shot herself and no gunshot residue on Wesson's hands. It's clear to me that he is guilty of brainwashing his daughter to the point that she would kill under his direction, but maybe it's not that clear to the jury.


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    The question today by the jury was to go over the testimony from 0308 and 0309. The testimony of 0309 was the dau. and she described how Wesson discussed with the girls that if they killed, they should kill their child then themselves. And that the killing should be done by putting the gun in their mouths and pointing up. Since the timeline has clarified that all but the dau. were killed earlier I wonder if maybe Wesson didn't do the killing of the kids himself, and then the dau. killed herself. He could have covered his hands with something (clothing, sheet) or washed his hands after killing the children. Then after his dau. killed herself, he thought about poss. fingerprints and wiped the gun down. Remember that Elizabeth testified that she went into the room and saw Wesson holding dau. Lisabeth and she remembered her eyes were open? And that is all she would testify to?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    9:29 am

    The courtroom doors are unlocked and we file in. The attorneys go into chambers with the judge. Elizabeth and Rosa are seated in the back of the courtroom and Wesson does not turn around to acknowledge them.

    http://www.ksee24.com/blog/blog-read.asp?n=30830
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Nothing more till Monday

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/san...o/11846880.htm

    The judge hearing the case of a man charged with killing nine of his children dismissed an alternate juror for hardship on Wednesday.
    Fresno County Superior Court judge R.L Putnam told the jury deciding Marcus Wesson's fate that alternate juror number one was dismissed before telling them court would be dark on Thursday and Friday, and reminding them not to mention the case during the weekend.

    www.fresnobee.com

    (subs ) Jurors this morning listened to a witness's secret audio recording of a child-custody dispute that led to the killings of Marcus Wesson's nine children in March 2004.
    Just my opinion


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    This is beginning to look like a hung jury, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why?? This man is the worst kind of monster - the kind that can seduce his entire family into believing he is some sort of diety.


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    06/13/05 3:26 pm

    Still no word from the jury.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/san...o/11892039.htm

    (AP) - Jurors in the murder trial of Marcus Wesson have asked to review the testimony of a pathologist who conducted autopsies on all nine victims. They're also listening to a secret recording of the child-custody dispute that led to the killings.
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    Dr. Venu Gopal, who was called as a witness by both the prosecution and the defense, told jurors he initially ruled all nine deaths as homicides. But since the killings, Gopal testified, he talked to other experts, did research, and decided that 25-year-old Sebhrenah, Wesson's eldest daughter, could have fatally shot herself.
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    Just my opinion


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    I have been watching the blog. Still nothing but guesses and predictions.
    On the 14th the reporters did come up with this:
    Michael Jackson trial
    Deliberations: 33 hours
    Verdict: Not Guilty all counts

    O.J. Simpson trial
    Testimony: 9 months
    Deliberations: Less than four hours
    Verdict: Not guilty of first degree murder

    Scott Peterson trial
    Testimony: 5 months
    Deliberations: 7 and a half days
    Verdict: Guilty of first degree murder

    Charles Manson trial
    Testimony: 9 months
    Deliberations: 9 days
    Verdict: Guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder

    Menendez brothers trial
    First trial:
    Testimony: 4 and a half months
    Deliberations: Erik—19 days
    Lyle—25 days
    Verdict: Both deadlocked
    Second trial:
    Deliberations: 20 days
    Verdict: Both guilty, each of two counts of first degree murder, as well as conspiracy to commit murder
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    I have been watching the blog. Still nothing but guesses and predictions.
    Oh, Lordy .... I thought this was going to be a quick trial and verdict. There must be something within the testimony that isn't public knowledge as of yet. Just goes to show ya, the wheels of justice grind slowly.


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    Wesson Verdict

    To be announced between 10:45 and 11:00


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    Verdict

    To be announced between 10:45 and 11:00


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    I have a good feeling about this. Hope it is right.


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    Here’s a look at the charges he faces:

    COUNT 1: Murder of Sebhrenah Wesson
    COUNT 2: Murder of Elizabeth Wesson
    COUNT 3: Murder of Jeva Wesson
    COUNT 4: Murder of Sedona Wesson
    COUNT 5: Murder of Marshey Wesson
    COUNT 6: Murder of Ethan Wesson
    COUNT 7: Murder of Illabelle Wesson
    COUNT 8: Murder of Aviv Wesson
    COUNT 9: Murder of Jonathan Wesson
    COUNT 10: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Sofina Solorio 1988-89
    COUNT 11: Forcible Oral Copulation of Sofina Solorio 1990
    COUNT 12: Forcible Oral Copulation of Sofina Solorio 1991
    COUNT 13: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Kiani Wesson
    COUNT 14: Forcible Rape of Kiani Wesson 1995
    COUNT 15: Forcible Rape of Kiani Wesson 2002
    COUNT 16: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Ruby Ortiz
    COUNT 17: Forcible Rape of Ruby Ortiz
    COUNT 18: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Brandi Sanchez
    COUNT 19: Forcible Rape of Brandi Sanchez
    COUNT 20: Forcible Rape of Rosa Solorio 1998-99
    COUNT 21: Forcible Rape of Rosa Solorio 2001-02
    COUNT 22: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Gypsy Wesson
    COUNT 23: Forcible Rape of Sebhrenah Wesson


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    Security is tight and they are "wanding" everyone.
    This may take some time.


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