12-09-2005, 06:21 PM #1
OH - One killed, 2 injured in shooting at Case Western Reserve, 9 May 2003
Trial Delayed So Defendant Can Purchase Hairpiece
Halder Charged With 338 Felony Counts
CLEVELAND -- There was a slightly unusual turn of events in court Monday in the Biswanth Halder case, NewsChannel5 reported. Halder is accused of a deadly shooting rampage at Case Western Reserve University in May of 2003. One person was left dead in the incident.
Halder is charged with 338 felony counts, including aggravated murder and terrorism in connection with a seven-hour shooting spree at Case Western Reserve University.
The court took a recess, so that Halder could get a hairpiece. Jury selection was supposed to get under way in the case.
12-09-2005, 06:23 PM #2
Hairpiece Arrives In Black Box Before Trial Begins
Attorneys Say Hairpiece Connected To Religious Beliefs
CLEVELAND -- It was an unsual scene on the first day of opening arguments in the trial of Biswanth Halder, NewsChannel5 reported. Halder is the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at Case Western Reserve University in May of 2003. It was unusual because a black box containing Halder's hairpiece was delivered to the courtroom.
12-09-2005, 06:25 PM #3
Prosecutors Show Security Video In Case Shooting Trial
Students Give Testimony About Rampage That Left 1 Dead
CLEVELAND -- The trial of Biswanath Halder continued Thursday as the prosecution makes its way down a list of 118 witnesses. Halder, 64, is accused of killing a person and injuring others while on a rampage at Case Western Reserve University in May 2003.
Witnesses for the prosecution described how Halder stormed into Case's business school building and fatally shot graduate student Norman Wallace. On Wednesday, prosecutors showed clips of security video. In it, Halder can be seen smashing a glass door to get inside the building, prosecutors said.
12-09-2005, 06:29 PM #4
Witnesses Recount Being Trapped In Closet For 7 Hours
Women Say They Wrote Letters To Family During Ordeal
CLEVELAND -- Witnesses in the Biswanath Halder trial testified Thursday about how they feared for their lives during the May 2003 shooting rampage at Case Western Reserve University.
Five women told the court about how they huddled together in a supply closet as shots rang out in Case's business school, reported NewsChannel5's Curtis Jackson.
"I just started praying," said shooting survivor Amanda Nicol. "I prayed for seven hours."
12-09-2005, 06:30 PM #5
Professor Faked His Death During 7-Hour Shooting Rampage
Cleveland Sergeant Also Testifies
CLEVELAND -- There was key testimony Friday in the trial of Biswanath Halder, who is facing charges in connection with a seven-hour shooting rampage in which one person died and two others were injured, NewsChannel5 reported. Halder faces the death penalty if he is convicted of aggravated murder.
Health care economics professor Avi Dor, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, testified Friday. He said he faked his own death to save his life when he realized a gunman was approaching him in a hallway at the business school of Case Western Reserve University.
Susan Helper, an economics professor, also testified that she initially thought the gunman was a bicycle messenger. She realized she was wrong and that the man wearing the Army helmet and flak jacket standing a few feet from her was "probably the scariest thing I've ever seen."
Helper was one of the two surviving victims shot on May 9, 2003, in which a third victim, student Norman Wallace, died.
"I saw him raising the gun to shoot me, I imagined, and I started to shut the door," Helper testified. About the same time, she heard and felt a blast -- the crack of a gun and a thump on her chest as she had been shot.
12-09-2005, 06:31 PM #6
- February 23, 2005: Doctor Says Alleged Case Shooter Is Delusional
- May 30, 2003: Suspected Case Gunman Pleads Not Guilty
- May 30, 2003: Grand Jury Approves 338 Indictments Against Case Shooting Suspect
- May 19, 2003: Building To Soon Reopen After Shootings
- May 16, 2003: Road Maps Found In Shooting Suspect's Car
- May 16, 2003: Service Held At Case To Remember Shooting Victim
- May 15, 2003: Shooting Victim To Be Laid To Rest
- May 13, 2003: Alleged Shooter Had Gun With 32-Round Magazine
- May 12, 2003: Case Professor Hid In Closet From Gunman
- May 11, 2003: University Grieves Loss Of Shooting Victim
- May 10, 2003: CWRU Shooting Suspect In Custody
05-23-2015, 10:34 PM #7
From May 2013:
The trial of Biswanath Halder called a total of 118 witnesses and lasted more than two months. Halder was sentenced to life in prison and is currently incarcerated at Madison Correctional Institution. His most recent appeal was denied in 2008.
01-30-2016, 01:46 PM #8
Court documents for Biswanath Halder
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