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    Timeline.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gary-hilton-...rss_news_82003


    Dec. 7, 2005: Rossana Miliani, 26, is last seen in Bryson City. She told her family she was going hiking.
    Oct. 21, 2007: John and Irene Bryant disappear on a hike in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest.


    Nov. 22, 2007: Michael Scot Louis, 27, disappears in Ormond Beach, Fla.
    Dec. 1, 2007: Cheryl Hodges Dunlap, 46, is reported missing in Florida.

    Dec. 6, 2007: Parts of Louis’ body are found in three trash bags near Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach.
    Dec. 19, 2007: Dunlap’s decapitated remains are found in Apalachicola National Forest, southwest of Tallahassee, Fla.
    Jan. 1, 2008: Meredith Emerson disappears while hiking along the Appalachian Trail.


    Jan. 7, 2008: Following his capture in Chamblee, Hilton leads searchers to Emerson’s decapitated body in a Dawsonville forest.
    Jan. 31, 2008: Hilton avoids a death penalty trial, pleading guilty to Emerson’s murder. He’s sentenced to life in prison.
    Feb. 1, 2008: Transylvania, N.C. Sheriff David Mahoney announces his investigators have enough evidence to charge Hilton with the murder of John and Irene Bryant. Those charges have not been filed, though Hilton remains the only suspect.
    Feb. 28, 2008: A Florida grand jury indicts Hilton on charges he killed Dunlap. He’s still awaiting trial in Leon County, where prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
    June 18, 2009: Hilton named a “person of interest” in the death of Ormond Beach stock clerk
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    Thanks for posting this Native NY. I check back here every now and then for updates. I was thinking of Meredith Emerson and the Bryants just the other day.

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    tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Local News | Tallahassee Democrat
    State Attorney Willie Meggs, who is now the lead prosecutor in the case against Gary Michael Hilton, said he will ask the court in September to set a trial ...
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    Meggs takes lead role in Hilton case, will ask court for trial ...
    State Attorney Willie Meggs, who is now the lead prosecutor in the case against Gary Michael Hilton, said he will ask the court in September to set a trial date. ... By Will Brown • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • August 12, 2009 ... Contact reporter Will Brown at (850) 599-2312 or wbrown@Tallahassee.com. ...

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    Hunter Finds Murderer Gary Hilton's Campground

    Hunter Finds Murderer Gary Hilton's Campground

    JACKSON, Ga. -- A hunter accidentally found camping supplies, clothes and books belonging to convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton in the Chattahoochee National Forest, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

    It happened last Friday at a concealed campsite and the hunter thought the supplies were illegally dumped or stolen.


    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/20963863/detail.html
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    Update: Hilton documents sparse on details

    http://www.tallahassee.com/article/2...rse+on+details

    All sworn witness testimony from the investigation was removed from the discovery documents made available to the media.


    But the paperwork does reveal that Leon County Sheriff's investigators looked at videotapes from numerous West Tennessee Street establishments in an attempt to identify the person using Dunlap's ATM card.


    Some of the videotapes were sent to NASA in order to have them enhanced for further study.

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    http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/64333542.html

    Latest Documents in Hilton Murder Case
    Hundreds of documents are released in the Gary Michael Hilton murder case today... and it appears that several surveillance tapes could play a part in the trial.


    Can someone help me find the doc dump on this?
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    Trial Date Set For Gary Michael Hilton

    A judge has set the trial date for Gary Michael Hilton for July 2010.


    more here:

    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/70638777.html
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    Hilton lawyer asks for trial to be pushed back

    By Amanda Curcio • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • Published: October 07. 2010 2:00AM

    The high-profile murder trial of Gary Michael Hilton may be delayed for the third time — defense attorneys are asking for the trial...

    The high-profile murder trial of Gary Michael Hilton may be delayed for the third time — defense attorneys are asking for the trial to be pushed back to the spring. The defense plans to motion for continuance Oct. 22.

    Hilton, 64, is charged with the kidnapping and killing of Cheryl Dunlap, a nurse and Sunday school teacher from Crawfordville. Dunlap, 46, was found slain in the Apalachicola National Forest on Dec. 15, 2007. Most of the physical evidence in the case has been sealed from the public to prevent any influence on future jurors.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/article/2...be-pushed-back
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    Judge denies request to delay Hilton trial
    Public Defender asserts she needs more time to prepare and interview witnesses

    By Amanda Curcio • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • Published: October 23. 2010 2:00AM

    After more than two years of delays, Gary Michael Hilton is set to go on trial Jan. 31 in the killing of Cheryl Dunlap. Leon Circuit Judge James Hankinson on Friday denied a request from Public Defender Ines Suber, who's defending Hilton, to start the trial in April.

    After more than two years of delays, Gary Michael Hilton is set to go on trial Jan. 31 in the killing of Cheryl Dunlap.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/article/2...y-Hilton-trial
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    Update: Decision pending for Hilton medical test

    DEMOCRAT STAFF REPORT • Published: November 19. 2010 7:45AM



    Exactly where and when the man accused of killing Crawfordville nurse Cheryl Dunlap will undergo a medical test his attorney says is crucial to his defense won’t be decided until the week after Thanksgiving.

    Rather than deciding the issue at a hearing Friday, Circuit Judge James Hankinson ordered prosecuting attorneys and public defenders in the first-degree murder case against Gary Michael Hilton to consult with Leon County Sheriff’s Office officials and come back to him with a plan that balances public safety with Hilton’s right to the test.

    “There are still several options possible,” Hankinson said.

    During the hearing, Assistant Public Defender Ines Suber said a facility in Gainesville is the only place her team has found where Hilton could have the undisclosed type of test in time for the information to be used in preparation for his trial, which is slated to begin Jan. 31.

    “At the present time, there are no other facilities which accommodate this type of test,” Suber told the judge. “We didn’t choose it because it was far, we chose it because it was the only one in the state of Florida.”

    Suber said Hilton, who, weeks before being charged in Dunlap’s 2007 death pleaded guilty to the 2008 slaying of a Georgia hiker, has been a “model innate” during his time in the Leon County Jail. Jail officials testified he spends 23 hours a day alone in his cell, mostly sleeping and reading a newspaper. Suber pointed out that his nearly five-hour extradition drive from Georgia was without incident.

    Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Georgia Cappleman argued that transporting Hilton to Gainesville is a costly, unnecessarily risk. All of his movements while in custody here have been controlled by the sheriff’s office, she pointed out, and he remains a very dangerous person.

    Whatever test Hilton may need — the specifics of which are sealed to both the state and the public — can be administered in Tallahassee, Cappleman told the judge.

    “They can do anything here at Radiology Associates that the defense may need,” she said.


    After the hearing, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell said transporting Hilton anywhere — particularly great distances — is inherently risky. His top priority is the safety of the public, followed by that of his deputies. Hilton’s safety is third in line, he said.

    “We have no idea who he may have as friends or what he may have up his sleeve,” Campbell said.

    Campbell said he’s also concerned about Hilton being allowed to take off his metal restraints for tests and being left alone with a medical technician.

    Suber dismissed those concerns, saying that Campbell had no idea about the tests.

    No matter where the tests are eventually administered, Campbell said his department will handle it.

    We will get him where he needs to go,” Campbell said.

    During the hearing, Hankinson also addressed the issue of sealed documents and closed pretrial proceedings.

    After hearing from attorneys for the Tallahassee Democrat and WCTV, he ruled that the general location of the medical facility be open to the public, but the time of the test and the facility’s name and address will be kept under seal in the interest of safety and to dissuade disruptive media attention.

    Hankinson allowed Suber to briefly confer with him in private about the nature of the tests, but in open court cautioned her about going too far in sealing documents beyond those covered by a 2008 order that pertains only to pre-trial evidence shared by the prosecution.

    Any requests to limit public access should be narrowly drawn, he stressed, and the media must be given advance notice of efforts to seal documents or close hearings that would normally be open.

    Suber recently tried to have a noticed hearing closed and unilaterally filed motions under seal.

    “I am not going to grant blanket requests for closures,” Hankinson said. “Let’s do better on giving everybody an opportunity to be heard and follow procedures.”

    Morning update

    At a hearing this morning, Circuit Judge James Hankinson is expected to decide whether a motion regarding the transportation of accused killer Gary Michael Hilton 150 miles to a medical facility for tests should remain sealed or be open for public viewing.

    Attorneys for Hilton, who is facing first-degree murder, kidnapping and grand theft charges in the death of Crawfordville nurse Cheryl Dunlap, say the motion should remain sealed under an earlier court order in the case because the tests are part of their discovery process. Disclosing where and when the test would occur also would threaten transportation security in the case, they say.

    Attorneys for the Tallahassee Democrat and WCTV, however, argue the transportation motion should not have been unilaterally sealed and are pressing for it to be opened.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/article/2...n-medical-test
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    [UPDATE] Gary Michael Hilton Trial
    Attorneys for WCTV and the Tallahassee Democrat are in court this morning (Nov. 19) arguing that a hearing regarding the upcoming transport and testing of accused killer Gary Michael Hilton not be held behind closed doors.
    Posted: 9:42 AM Nov 19, 2010
    Reporter: Julie Montanaro, Lanetra Bennett
    Email Address: julie.montanaro@wctv.tv, lanetra.bennett@wctv.tvUPDATED 11.19.2010 9:45 am by JULIE Montanaro

    LCSO LT Tim Baxter is one of the deputies who transported Hilton from Georgia to Tallahassee back in 2008. He testified that three deputies rode in the car with Hilton that day and there was another patrol car in front of them and two more behind them.

    He testified that the route and one rest break were planned in advance. He testified that Hilton wore handcuffs, leg chains and a belly chain during the ride and that Hilton made no threats and no attempt to escape.

    The sergeant who supervises Hilton's cell at the jail called him a model inmate but testified that he is on confinement status, which is reserved for high risk status. That means he is in a cell alone and is allowed out for just one hour a day. He testified that Hilton is checked every 30 minutes and spends his day sleeping and reading.

    Prosecutor Georgia Cappleman contends transporting Hilton would be" a great expense and a great burden" and remains a risk to the public.

    The judge ordered the prosecutor, defense attorney and a representative from the LCSO to evaluate the options and come up with a plan to transport Hilton for this testing. The judge said the plan should be ready the week after Thanksgiving.

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    UPDATED 11.19.2010 9:10 am by JULIE Montanaro

    Attorneys for WCTV and the Tallahassee Democrat are in court this morning arguing that a hearing regarding the upcoming transport and testing of accused killer Gary Michael Hilton not be held behind closed doors.

    Hilton's attorneys want to take him to Gainesville for medical tests in advance of his upcoming trial.

    Judge James Hankinson ruled the location of the testing should be made public but the date and time will remain sealed.

    Attorneys are now arguing over whether Hilton should be transported or whether those tests can be done closer to home.

    Hilton's attorney says she has contacted many medical facilities in Florida and there is no closer medical facility that can accommodate him for these tests.

    Stay with WCTV.tv for updates.

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    UPDATED 11.10.2010 6:35pm by Julie Montanaro

    Accused killer Gary Michael Hilton is once again at the center of some courtroom controversy.

    Hilton - who is accused of kidnapping and killing Cheryl Dunlap in 2007 - is scheduled to undergo some mental health tests down in Gainesville and that request is raising eyebrows.

    The state attorney questions the necessity of the trip and the security concerns it raises.

    Gary Michael Hilton is scheduled to stand trial in January. His attorneys now want the judge to grant permission for Hilton to be transported to Gainesville for some tests saying they must explore all the possibilities as the ready for trial.

    "I think we're entitled to prepare our defense and present everything possible in his defense and this is part of what we do," said defense attorney Ines Suber.

    Yet state attorney Willie Meggs questions whether those same tests can be performed in Tallahassee. He also has the sheriff and members of the swat team ready to testify about the security risks that kind of road trip would pose.

    "We don't object to him being tested,"we're just trying to get the court fully informed as to the issues pertaining to the transport of an inmate."

    Defense attorney Ines Suber points out that Coy Evans, who was ultimately convicted of killing a Tallahassee Police Officer, was transported to Jacksonville without any hulabaloo or any trouble.

    "I think it's an argument just because it is Mr. Hilton, which is kind of getting me concerned that he is being treated differently," Suber said after the hearing.

    "Her contention is that you're treating him differently,"we said to the sheriff.

    "Well yes, he's an extremely dangerous man. He's the most dangerous man in the Leon County Jail. I'm going to treat him very carefully."

    The defense asked that the hearing be closed to the press given the mental health aspects of this. The judge didn't do that, instead he said he would schedule arguments on the transport issue next week to give the press time to make any objections to a closed door proceeding.

    So we may have a decision on this doctor visit next week.

    Defense attorney Ines Suber declined to say whether Hilton has already undergone any psychiatric tests. Court records do not show any evaluation orders, but keep in mind, the bulk of documents and evidence in this case are sealed and off limits to the public. That was done to try to ensure Hilton get a fair trial.

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    A fight over whether accused killer Gary Hilton should be allowed to travel to undergo some medical screenings has apparently been settled.

    Hilton's attorneys had requested that he be transported to Gainesville for some mental health tests, but prosecutors vociferously objected. They argued the same tests could be done in Tallahassee, without the security risk that a 150 mile trip would create.

    A hearing scheduled for this morning was cancelled. Prosecutor Georgia Cappleman says she, the defense attorneys and the sheriff's office were able to work out an agreement.

    Neither Cappleman, nor defense attorney Ines Suber, would divulge the terms of that deal.

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    http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/Hi...ySection=story

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    [UPDATE] Gary Michael Hilton Trial
    Thirteen motions had been sealed and Judge James Hankinson has ruled to unseal 10 of those motions.
    Posted: 6:51 PM Dec 10, 2010
    Reporter: Julie Montanaro, Lanetra Bennett
    Email Address: julie.montanaro@wctv.tv, lanetra.bennett@wctv.tv

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    Hilton Transportation Deal 12-2
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    Story 96 Comments Font Size: Updated 12-12 6:15pm

    Accused Gary Michael Hilton was back in court Friday.

    It was a hearing to decide what should and shouldn't be public in the high-profile case.

    The public defender for Gary Michael Hilton filed a motion to exclude the public from all hearings leading up to his January 31st trial.

    But, at the beginning of the hearing to discuss that motion Friday, Ines Suber said that she only meant hearings dealing with evidence, not all hearings.

    The hearing ended up being a fight for 13 sealed motions to remain sealed.

    Hilton is accused of killing Crawfordville Sunday School teacher Cheryl Dunlap.

    Suber says printed public comments on news stories will make it impossible to pick a fair jury.

    Suber said, "The comments call him evil, serial killer, a dirty old man that deserves to be sent to Apalachicola and be beheaded."

    Attorneys representing media were fighting to have the motions public.

    Friday, Judge James Hankinson unsealed ten of the 13 sealed motions.
    Last edited by foxfire07; 12-13-2010 at 11:08 AM.

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    Dec 17, 2010 ... Thirteen motions had been sealed and Judge James Hankinson has ruled to unseal 10 of those motions.

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    http://www.citizen-times.com/article...nk-Bryant-case

    "Sheriff David Mahoney said investigators have established a positive link between the murder of Irene Bryant, the disappearance of her husband and Gary Michael Hilton."

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