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2010.06.09 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Misty Croslin gets August 23rd trial date
Media circus surrounds brief appearance in court
Posted: June 9, 2010
By RICHARD PRIOR
Elbow room was at a premium in the St. Johns Co. Circuit courtroom as extra reporters and television crews jockeyed for the little space available to get a clear look at just one of the 51 defendants listed on the afternoon docket.
Circuit Judge Terry LaRue told her Thursday that Aug. 16 is her "last-chance plea date" to work out a deal with prosecutors.
After that, she is open to the potential of minimum mandatory sentences that could total decades in prison.
Croslin appeared pale and lifeless as she sat in front of Circuit Judge Wendy W. Berger's bench. She has gained a little weight and barely acknowledged the bank of video and still cameras lined up off her left shoulder.
She looks as forlorn as she did the day of her arrest. She still has the same thousand-yard stare.
While activity swirls around her, she seldom looks to the side and rarely speaks.
Fields told Berger that the "few" depositions he had taken probably completed the process. He said he is still waiting for some discovery materials from the state.
He also said his client hasn't received any sentencing deals from the prosecution.
Fields is being cautious about what he says in court or agrees to with the prosecution until the FDLE confirms that the pills seized Jan. 20 were, indeed, oxycodone.
LE deny that the trafficking arrests were designed -- or have been used -- as a way to put pressure on the defendants to talk about Haleigh Cummings disappearance.
Lt. Johnny Greenwood, said the drug charges/arrests are completely separate.
video report on Misty's court appearance yesterday
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