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    CA, San Jose - 3 jail guards accused of fatally beating mentally ill Michael Tyree

    SAN JOSE — Eighteen months after the death of mentally ill inmate Michael Tyree unmasked troubling problems in Santa Clara County’s jails, the trial of the three guards accused of thrashing Tyree so badly that nearly half of his blood spurted into his abdomen from his torn liver starts today.

    “Power and abuse of power — that’s what this case is about,” prosecutor Matt Braker said in opening statements in Santa Clara County Superior Court. “The three of them thrived on the power and control they had over inmates.”

    The guards — Matthew Farris, Rafael Rodriguez and Jereh Lubrin — have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Aug. 26, 2015, death of Tyree and to assaulting another mentally ill inmate, Juan Villa, earlier that evening.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/2...-clara-county/

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    This trial is twitter only

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    On Monday, a jury of five women and seven men was chosen after filling out an extensive questionnaire probing their attitudes toward law enforcement and the mentally ill. Judge David A. Cena told the panel that the trial could take about 10 weeks, ending June 1. Court will be dark every Friday and for the entire week of April 10.

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    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 1m1 minute ago
    Odbert: no blood in his cell. Scratches/scrapes on body had scabs(cd be old). #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 3m3 minutes ago
    Odbert: The fall caused spleen to rupture & him to bleed out, not a beating. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 5m5 minutes ago
    Odbert suggests liver laceration occurred during CPR, b/c his heart was lacerated during CPR. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 6m6 minutes ago
    ... "That is the quality of the evidence"" meaning bad quality. #inmate-death
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 7m7 minutes ago
    Odbert re Juan Villa: "What u have is a man who can be saved by angels if he jumps off a building. ++++ #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 10m10 minutes ago
    Odbert: "It is a difficult job. Just b/c someone is contacted (touched) on way to cell doesn't mean they r abused." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 14m14 minutes ago
    One thing the friend said was Lubrin liked using the knob part of his baton. She says he was trained in pain compliance. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 16m16 minutes ago
    But Odbert discredits friend, blaming investigators for crummy techniques, says he changed story. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 17m17 minutes ago
    Barker said a friend of Lubrin's (& fellow Marine reservist) said Lubrin said part of his job was beating up inmates. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 18m18 minutes ago
    Odbert: Jerez had 0 to hide, no texts on recipients' phones. "If it was out there u wd have heard it." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 20m20 minutes ago
    Odbert: Lubrin's uniform, boots not cleaned. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 21m21 minutes ago
    Odbert: "You need to listen to the scientists." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 22m22 minutes ago
    Odbert says Lubrin voluntarily turned over phone. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 23m23 minutes ago
    One of her experts is renowned, worked on 9/11 "respected everywhere she goes, a person of integrity." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 24m24 minutes ago
    Odbert calls DA inmate wits "handpicked." She will put on other inmates who saw more, she says. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 25m25 minutes ago
    One inmate, Juan Carlos Perez, she says, should have been deported for instance, but has been free for nearly 2 years. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 26m26 minutes ago
    Odbert calls the inmates " professional witnesses" who've testified for prosecution before and now in exchange for breaks. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 27m27 minutes ago
    Odbert promises to put experts on stand who will say he fell. "Investigators did not do their job." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 29m29 minutes ago
    Def Jerry Lubrin's Atty Judith Odbert: "The important thing is this case is science....It is not a homicide." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 32m32 minutes ago
    Rodriguez googled, can someone die if punched in armpit. Autopsy showed bruising in armpit. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 37m37 minutes ago
    Chilling images of Michael Tyree. His nude body found covered in feces & vomit from internal bleeding. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 38m38 minutes ago
    Juan Villa was on his bed reading his Bible when Lubrin et al assaulted him for slamming his cell door. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 40m40 minutes ago
    2) ...to punish inmates, sometimes for the smallest infraction." #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 41m41 minutes ago
    Braker: "the 3 of ten thrived on the power & control they had over inmates." They used "unwarranted & unjust violence " ++ #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 43m43 minutes ago
    #inmatedeath DA Matt Braker: "Power and abuse of power -- that's what this case is about."
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 44m44 minutes ago
    #inmatedeath - gave them chance to clean them, remove evidence. Lubrin got tipped off re sheriff's coming & wiped his phone clean.
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 45m45 minutes ago
    Some highlights from DA Matt Braker's opening in #inmatedeath: 3 defs allowed to take uniforms, boots, phones home.
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 2h2 hours ago
    #inmatedeath Trial about to start w opening statement by prosecutor Matt Braker.
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 2h2 hours ago
    #michaeltyree #jailguards #excessiveforce DAY ONE of 3 jail guards' murder trial. Light crowd, courtroom still closed.
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 23h23 hours ago
    Trial of 3 jail guards accused of fatally beating inmate Michael Tyree starts tomorrow; 5 women 7 men on jury.
    Last edited by Emi; 03-21-2017 at 02:31 PM.

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    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 41s41 seconds ago
    Spelling of 2 Def experts: Dr. Judy Melinek, Dr. Elaine Chui. #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 4m4 minutes ago
    Judge David Cena: there's no legal reason to excuse u." #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 5m5 minutes ago
    But juror #11 to remain. She wants off the jury. Def lawyers want her, noting she only Asian-American. #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 6m6 minutes ago
    Court recesses shortly for lunch. #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 8m8 minutes ago
    Rapoport: "It is not part of the job to get injured. It's part of their job to control dangerous & erratic people" #michaeltyree
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    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 10m10 minutes ago
    Rapoport: trial cd come down to "credibility & believability of criminals." #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 10m10 minutes ago
    Lawyer Bill Rapoport for Matt Farris calls texts "the elephant in the room." Calls em "false bravado"
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 14m14 minutes ago
    2)...Some inmates heard #michaeltyree rambling abt killing self, his toilet flushing & a loud thud. Also Tyree undressed self, it appears.
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 17m17 minutes ago
    1) Pavone: some indications are #michaeltyree was suicidal, including writing on cell wall, noises after 3 deputies left
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 18m18 minutes ago
    Pavone contends #michaeltyree 's spleen wound is "a perfect match to the cell sink's edge." Says he fell or intentionally jumped
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 21m21 minutes ago
    Pavone: defs' other expert is emergency doctor & bio-engineer. #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 22m22 minutes ago
    Pavone: one of our medical experts went to Harvard, UCLA, is board certified. O'Hara from Med exam office is not. #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 25m25 minutes ago
    Pavone: all of DA's evid except for Villa will be what they HEARD," not what they saw. #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 26m26 minutes ago
    Pavone: you need to focus on each & every moments b/c it's critical to yr analysis. Where people standing etc #michaeltyree #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 29m29 minutes ago
    Scratch that, look for #michaeltyree #michaeltyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 30m30 minutes ago
    For tweets on guards' murder trial, look for #inmatedeath & #Tyree
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 32m32 minutes ago
    Pavone faults Med exam office for spending only 55 min at scene of death, also for being at press conference w sheriff. #inmatedeath
    tracey kaplan‏Verified account @tkaplanreport 35m35 minutes ago
    Lawyer Matt Pavone for Rafael Rodriguez: "The evidence will show a jump to conclusions" by DA, investigators, medical examiner. #inmatedeath

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    Michael Tyree jury: San Jose jail guards guilty of murdering mentally ill inmate

    Three Santa Clara County jail guards were found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate nearly two years ago, winding up a closely watched case that continues to spark calls for reform.

    The jury deadlocked on charges the guards assaulted another mentally ill inmate earlier that evening. They also could not reach consensus on whether one of the guards had assaulted the same inmate a month earlier.

    The guards — Jereh Lubrin, 30, and Matthew Farris and Rafael Rodriguez, 28 — stood emotionless as the verdicts were read in Santa Clara County Superior Court. They will be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on the second-degree murder convictions. They had been free on $1.5 million bail each and on paid leave but were handcuffed and taken into custody after the verdicts as relatives wept. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 1



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