AL AL - J.B. Beasley, 17, & Tracie Hawlett, 17, Ozark, 31 July 1999 #4 *ARREST*

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  1. CoolJ

    CoolJ Well-Known Member

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    That has yet to be decided IMO
     
  2. shark315

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    From what I read, the guy is getting a retrial due to an inadequate defense team. And the poster did say that he did do it, so it sounds like he mainly trying to get the death penalty removed
     
  3. shark315

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    Correction, sorry irishrose70, you were correct the poster said he didn't do it either. I had to go back and reread it. The posters typing isn't great.
     
  4. TJtennispro

    TJtennispro Well-Known Member

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    Which article has these comments?
     
  5. Blacklist

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    Although of little relevance, I find some interesting things once I look at Gissendanner’s case. A few things really popped out at me.

    1. It was the same Circuit Judge (Kenneth Quattlebaum) that oversaw his trial that ordered a new trial. Although not unheard of, this is a highly unusual move for the presiding judge to do this.

    2. The Judge not only cited ineffective counsel for Mr. Gissendanner, but also cited the withholding of possible exculpatory evidence by the police and prosecution.

    3. One of the original counsel for Mr. Gissendanner was Bill Kaminos. The same legal counsel for Johnny Barrentine. That is not unusual in itself except for the fact is that I knew Kaminos years back. He was the “go to guy” back in the day if you had criminal charges. I am surprised that he was found to be ineffective counsel. He was sharper than that.

    Relevance. Probably none. But it does show a lot of sketchy things go on in courts and L.E. Ours is no exception obviously. Just something to think about while we wait.
     
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    Following.
     
  7. shark315

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    FB the WTVY post about what CM's lawyer claims, in the comments section
     
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  9. Blacklist

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    Gissendanner took the best of possible outcomes for the himself . Risk to reward Bottom line.
    Thanks for posting this.
    The part of the public story about prosecutor Adams opposing the plea and release; That is pure bunk. If he had not approved it, it would have been retried. No matter what his after the fact outcry he proffered. That plea was made in the prosecutor’s office without doubt. (In fact, the AG’s office could have intervened if they wanted it retried.)

    No direct bearing on this case you are absolutely correct. But it sure would have had adverse effect on the already swirling jury pool if the history of our legal and law enforcement community’s conduct were brought to a deeper light prior to to our trial.

    Thanks Shark, you rock
     
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    Well, of course, I want to know all the details but it's probably for the best. It would be easy, by either side, to argue the jury pool was potentially contaminated because of lookie loos.
     
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  14. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Dothan Eagle, WTVY plan to oppose gag motion in Coley McCraney case

    Jun 21, 2019

    "The Dothan Eagle and WTVY-TV in Dothan plan to file a joint motion to intervene in the Dale County capital murder case of Coley McCraney for the purpose of opposing a broad gag motion filed by the State....

    A hearing on the gag motion is set for July 12 at 9 a.m. at the Dale County Courthouse...."

    Dothan Eagle, WTVY plan to oppose gag motion in Coley McCraney case
     
  15. Andreee

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    Link to another John Lordan (LordanARTS) look at this case, posted today.
     
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    Thursday, June 27th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ am ET) – AL – J.B. Hilton Green Beasley (17) & Tracie Jean Hawlett (17) (July 31, 1999, Ozark) - *Coley Lewis McCraney (45/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (3/16/19) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of 1st degree murder while in the act of murdering two or more persons & 1 count of 1st degree rape (Beasley). Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Parabon Nanolabs GEDMatch DNA
    4/3/19 Update: Dale County judge has found probable cause to bound the murder case against McCraney to a grand jury on 6/6.
    5/7/19 Update: Bond hearing on 5/22, but DA will be out of town. Rescheduled for 5/29.
    5/29/19 Update: Judge delays bond hearing. Judge denies bond. Next Grand Jury hearing on 6/6. Judge denies motion to strike military records.
    6/6/19 Update: A Dale County grand jury has indicted McCraney on all 5 counts. Arraignment hearing set for 8/8.

    6/17/19 Update: Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to block the media & public from attending pretrial hearings in the high-profile case of a man charged in the cold case killings of two teenagers. Saying they are concerned about publicity tainting the jury pool, prosecutors asked a judge to take the unusual step of closing all pretrial proceedings & sealing all case documents from public view until a jury is seated. Defense lawyers are objecting to the request, saying they consider it unconstitutional. Defense lawyers also objected to barring the news media & public from pretrial proceedings, saying that public trials are one of the "safeguards to the due process guaranteed to every citizen." Circuit Judge William Filmore has set a June 27 hearing on the prosecution's request. Not on court calendar though.
    6/20/19 Update: WSFA 12 News is joining a number of other media organizations in filing a motion that objects to attempts to limit the public’s access, and thus media access, to a south Alabama double-murder suspect’s pretrial proceedings. Each media outlet involved in the filing has requested to be heard on the motion to control pretrial publicity at a hearing already set for July 12 at 9 a.m. in Ozark.
     
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    DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: McCraney attorneys speak discuss developments in McCraney trial (with clip)

    Jun 25, 2019

    "DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Defense attorneys David Harrison and Andrew Scarborough are in the middle of fighting against the state’s motion to bar media access to pretrial information on the Coley McCraney case.

    McCraney is the latest suspect in the double murders of Dothan teenagers Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley back in 1999. He is also being accused of raping J.B. due to the presence of his DNA on the girl’s body.

    However, with the heavy media interest in the case, the prosecution has requested to limit any more coverage through sealed records and various gag orders on court participants. Their motion also bars media of all types from attending any pretrial hearing.

    The state maintains that this is necessary for the case to have a viable jury pool, but according to Scarborough and Harrison, knowing about the case would not necessarily compromise potential jurors....

    The defense and prosecution will make their case concerning controlling publicity on July 12...."

    DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: McCraney attorneys speak discuss developments in McCraney trial

     
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    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    McCraney gag order hearing scheduled Friday has been postponed

    Jul 11, 2019

    "Dothan (WTVY)-- A Friday hearing seeking a gag order in the high profile murder case against Coley McCraney will be delayed.

    Dale County District Attorney, Kirke Adams, confirmed the postponement....

    The gag order hearing has been rescheduled for August 8."

    McCraney gag order hearing scheduled Friday has been postponed
     
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  19. Andreee

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    There is another John Lordan video re. this case on Utube from the defence perspective. I have not watched it all and I have been MIA here, as my dear husband recently passed away from an illness and I have been devastated.
     
  20. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Andreee! [​IMG]

    So sorry to hear about your husband. I know "how" that feels.... :(
     

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