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    FL - Alex Zaldivar, 19, killed, 2 injured in Ocoee home invasion, 10 Sept 2012

    Okafor, who is accused in a home invasion police say is linked to the murder of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar, broke into a home with another man and later killed one of the key witnesses in the home invasion case, police say.

    The judge said it seems like there was a violation of sequestration when one of the attorneys was bad-mouthing another attorney in front of a state witness, but there was no prejudice shown and denied his request.

    much more here

    This judge is fiery.


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    Okafor trial

    Just caught a bit of this trial today.

    Why can't both sides agree to stipulate Zaldivar has died? Don't have to offer up circumstances since the Okafor is going on trial next year for killing Zaldivar.

    And the news is reporting there was a standing order neither side was to mention Zaldivar. Now the Defense has. So why can the Defense bring up ZALDIVAR to aid his case without reprisal from the Judge BUT the State can't mention him at all?

    Is the Defense council for Okafor just going to try every angle for a mistrial?

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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...223-story.html

    Jury selection began Monday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Emmaneul Wallace, one of three men accused in the suspected witness-murder plot that claimed the life of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar.

    Wallace is the second of the accused to stand trial; co-defendant Donnell Godfrey was convicted and sentenced to life behind bars last year, while alleged mastermind Bessman Okafor is still awaiting his trial...

    Detectives say the bloodshed was meant to silence witnesses. Brienna Campos and Zaldivar were victims set to testify the next day against Okafor, who had invaded their home months earlier for a robbery.

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    http://www.wesh.com/news/second-man-...urder/31862046

    A man convicted in a home invasion murder received four life sentences in court on Wednesday.

    Earlier this month, a jury found Emmaneul Wallace guilty of murder and burglary in connection to the 2012 killing of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar...

    The alleged ringleader in the murder, Bessman Okafor, is not scheduled to go to trial until August. He was charged with capital murder.

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    Bessman Okafor on trial today. Is on live feed today:

    http://livestream.com/wildabouttrial...9&medium=email

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    The trial is also on YouTube. Here is day 1:


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    The sister was a great witness. Bessman Okafor was a complete looser. First he gets the wrong home when he robbed those kids. Was looking for some grow house, but doesn't even know where it is. Then he takes an easy to track cell phone and leaves the battery in it and gets caught right away. Next he decides to kill the witnesses in the first home invasion. Never mind that one of the guys doesn't even live there and another is at work. So he kills poor Alex and wounds Breanna and her brother. Oh and when he is trying to kill witnesses he has his cell phone on and he is on electronic home monitoring. He thought if you were only gone for 30 minutes that the home monitor would not detect him leaving.

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    Jury finds Bessman Okafor guilty of first-degree murder, will decide on death penalty next
    August 26, 2015
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...826-story.html
    After eight hours of deliberation, the jury in Bessman Okafor's death-penalty trial filed into a tense courtroom Wednesday with a verdict in hand.

    Its decision came on the day murder victim Alex Zaldivar would have turned 22 years old.

    Moments before the guilty verdicts were read, a friend of the Zaldivar family turned to one of Okafor's relatives and said, "Happy birthday, Alex," as sheriff's deputies warned they would remove rowdy people from the courtroom.

    Sobbing broke out as the two surviving victims of Okafor's 2012 attack siblings Brienna and Remington Campos learned jurors had convicted the 30-year-old of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and armed burglary.
    More at link.

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    Bessman Okafor should die for killing 19-year-old witness, Orlando jury says

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...902-story.html

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    From November:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...117-story.html

    Convicted murderer Bessman Okafor, who masterminded a witness execution in 2012 while enrolled in the county's electric monitoring program, is heading to death row, a judge ordered Tuesday.
    From last month:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...214-story.html

    Sherria Gordon, the 25-year-old former girlfriend of the plot's mastermind, Bessman Okafor, was sentenced to eight years in prison, but given credit for roughly three years she has already served...

    Meanwhile, 32-year-old Nesly Ciceron, who prosecutors credited with identifying Okafor's fellow triggermen, was sentenced to 42 months, but given credit for all but about six months of that term...

    The two have been awaiting sentencing in the Orange County Jail since taking plea deals in 2013 that required them to testify against Okafor, Donnell Godfrey and Emmaneul Wallace.




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