Found Deceased AZ - Isabel Celis, 6, Tucson, 20 April 2012 *Arrest* #27

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    @Niner ok, I'm back online..... let me know if you need me to dig up anything for you.
     
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    Can you just check to see if he is still having evidentiary hearings from 10/13 to 10/14 & then on 10/26 to 10/28?

    TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing is listed for this week. I'll keep digging tho and if I find anything I'll post it.

    file:///C:/Users/thoma/AppData/Local/Temp/OnlineCourtCalendar(1).pdf

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    Ah - I believe the ones for 10/12 to 10/14 must have been rescheduled then! Thanks for looking! [​IMG]
     
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    This is a news clip which doesn't tell us much. OOOPS!!! This is Oct 12, 2020, not today!! Sorry!

     
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    Here's a timeline from a 5/1/2021 news post.

    Judge denies venue change for Christopher Clements trial

    Case Timeline
    • April 20, 2012: Isabel Mercedes Celis went to bed around 11 p.m.
    • April 21, 2012: Family members call 911 around 8 a.m. after they discover Isabel is not in the house.
    • April 22, 2012: FBI search dogs arrive from Virginia to aid in the search.
    • April 23, 2012: Celis family and 88-CRIME post $6,000 reward.
    • June 3, 2014: Maribel Gonzales leaves home to visit a friend.
    • June 4, 2014: Gonzales reported missing by her family after she failed to come home.
    • June 6, 2014: Gonzales’ body discovered near North Trico and West Avra Valley roads in rural Pima County
    • March 2017: Another set of human remains discovered near North Trico and West Avra Valley roads in rural Pima County.
    • March 31, 2017: DNA analysis confirms remains are Celis.
    • Sept. 15, 2018: Authorities announce indictment of Christopher Matthew Clements in deaths.
    • Sept. 24, 2018: Clements pleads not guilty to all charges.
    • April 14, 2021: Dates for Clements’ murder trials announced. For Gonzales’ death, the trial begins Jan. 11, 2022, and could last through Jan. 21. For Celis’ death, the trial begins Feb. 22, 2022, and could run through March 11.
    • April 21, 2021: Pima County Attorney’s Office announces it will not seek the death penalty in Clements’ case.
    • April 30, 2021: Judge rejects change of venue motion.
     
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    Tuesday, October 19th:
    *Pretrial Conference Hearing (Fraud) (@ 8:30am PT) – AZ – Isabel Mercedes Celis (6) (April 21, 2012, Tucson, found Mar. 3, 2017, Id’ed Mar. 31, 2017) & Maribel Victoria Gonzales (13) (June 4, 2014, Tucson, found June 6, 2014, id’ed June 20, 2014) – only for *Christopher Matthew Clements (36/now 39) aka Damion James Johnson indicted (9/15/18) & arraigned (9/24/18) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of kidnapping a minor under 15, 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary, 1 count of theft by controlling stolen property, 1 count of trafficking in stolen property & 14 counts of sexual exploitation of minors. Plead not guilty. $2M cash only bond. DA will not seek DP.
    Fraud & Burglary trial was set to begin on 8/26/21 continued to 10/26/21 continued – no further dates.
    Murder trial for Maribel set to begin on 1/11/22 (thru 1/21/22). Murder trial for Isabel in 2/22/22 (thru 3/11/22).

    Court hearings for Isabel Celis from 8/23/19 to 9/1/21 reference post #299 here:
    Found Deceased - AZ - Isabel Celis, 6, Tucson, 20 April 2012 *Arrest* #27
    Court hearings for Maribel Gonzales from 8/23/19 to 9/1/21 reference post #138 here:
    Found Deceased - AZ - Maribel Gonzales, 13, Tucson, 3 June 2014 *Arrest*

    9/2/21 Update: Fraud: Motion to continue. Next pretrial conference hearing on 10/12/21. Pretrial conference reset to 10/19/21. Murder: Pending matters motions hearings on 10/12 to 10/14/21 @ 10am & 10/26 to 10/28/21 @ 10:30am. 9/13/21: All Burglary: State's notice of intent to use defendant's other crimes, wrong or acts pursuant to Rule 404(b). Arizona rules of evidence. 9/15/21: Response to State's notice of intent to use defendant's other crimes. 9/20/21: State's motion to appoint counsel for witness Christopher Cooley. 9/21/21 Conference hearing on 10/12/21 reset to 10/19/21. 9/29/21: State's motion to preclude. 9/30/21: State's request for additional time to produce witnesses John Atencio & Christopher Cooley for defense interviews. 10/1/21: Supplement notice of disclosure pursuant to Rule 15.2. Burglary: evidentiary hearing on 10/22/21. 10/4/21: Burglary: State's response to defendant's Motion to Preclude. 10/5/21: State's Supplemental notice of disclosure. Response to State's request for additional time to produce witnesses John Atencio & Christopher Cooley for defense interviews. 10/6/21: Subpoena Duces Tecum served 10/5/21. Motion to strike State's Notice of Intent to use defendant's other crimes, wrong or acts pursuant to Rule 404(b), Arizona rules of evidence. State's reply in support of its request for additional time to product witnesses. Subpoena & affidavit of service: served 10/6/21. 10/7/21: Supplement notice of defense pursuant to Rule 15.2. State's reply to Motion to Preclude.
    10/12/21 Update: Murder: Motions hearings for 10/12 to 10/14 were vacated. Next motions hearings on 10/26 to 10/28/21.

    Co-Defendant on Maricopa County case:
    *Melissa Stark (29 @ time of crime/now 32) charged (10/28/17), indicted (10/4/17 & 11/10/18) & arraigned (11/13/17 & 2/1/18) with 2nd degree fraud, 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary & 1 count of 3rd degree theft. Plead not guilty.
    Trial was set to begin on 6/8/21 continued to 8/26/21, vacated plead guilty with a plea deal on 6/4/21.
    Court hearings for Isabel Celis from 8/23/19 to 7/28/21 reference post #299 here:
    Found Deceased - AZ - Isabel Celis, 6, Tucson, 20 April 2012 *Arrest* #27
    Court hearings for Maribel Gonzales from 8/23/19 to 7/28/21 reference post #138 here:
    Found Deceased - AZ - Maribel Gonzales, 13, Tucson, 3 June 2014 *Arrest*

    8/12/21 Update: Fraud for both: status conference hearing on 9/2/21 @ 8:30am for Clements & @ 9am for Stark. 9/2/21 Update: Hearing held. Not sure if she will appear on pretrial conference on 10/12/21 or at status hearing on 11/30/21. Pretrial conference reset on 10/19/21. Was supposed to be sentenced in September.
     
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    Here is the latest screenshot of the calendar.
    CR20183978
    CLEMENTS, CHRISTOPHER
    Court Calendar

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    This is what I found for Melissa Stark on the Maricopa AZ court records. It formatted weird so I included a screen clip.

    CR2017-005669-002 Fraud

    Filing Date Description Docket Date Filing Party
    10/15/2021 MIL - Motion In Limine - Party (001) 10/18/2021

    NOTE:
    STATE’S MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 1
    10/15/2021 NOT - Notice - Party (001) 10/18/2021

    NOTE:
    STATE’S NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE PURSUANT TO RULE 15.6

    10/15/2021 SND - Supplemental Notice Of Disclosure - Party (001) 10/18/2021

    NOTE:
    STATE’S SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE

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    Thanks for that info @PayrollNerd - I see an additional court hearing on 10/20.
     
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    Melissa Stark
    CR2017-005669-002 Fraud

    Docket - Criminal Court Case History

    10/12/2021 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference
    10/19/2021 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference
    10/22/2021 9:00 Evidentiary Hearing
    10/26/2021 9:00 Trial
    11/30/2021 9:00 Status Conference

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    Melissa Stark
    CR2018-000917-002 Fraud

    Docket - Criminal Court Case History

    10/12/2021 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference
    10/19/2021 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference
    10/26/2021 9:00 Trial
    11/30/2021 9:00 Status Conference

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    Thanks! So I'm guessing she has not been sentenced yet - waiting for Clements to go to trial on the fraud charges....

    But these are on Clements' court site also - so not sure IF Stark will participate in those hearings since she plead guilty - back on 6/4/21.
     
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    @PayrollNerd - I scanned thru the docket - and looked for Party #003 - which is Stark - and she is not listed on any of the entries.
     
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    Yeah there is a 3 next to her name and CC is on this page too.

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    So do you think Stark will be at all these hearings with Clements? I believe the hearings listed are for only Clements - because as I said she plead guilty. Why would she have to keep going to hearings? I guess I can include her in my notes.
     
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    No idea what is going to happen but I thought it was odd that she was still listed when I looked her up. You're probably correct.
     
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    Maybe I should have just followed the murder charges and forget about these fraud & burglary ones, eh?! LOL! :)
     
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    Wednesday, October 20th:
    Status Conference Hearing (Murder) (@ 10am PT) – AZ – Isabel Mercedes Celis (6) (April 21, 2012, Tucson, found Mar. 3, 2017, Id’ed Mar. 31, 2017) & Maribel Victoria Gonzales (13) (June 4, 2014, Tucson, found June 6, 2014, id’ed June 20, 2014) – only for *Christopher Matthew Clements (36/now 39) aka Damion James Johnson indicted (9/15/18) & arraigned & charged (9/24/18) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of kidnapping a minor under 15, 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary, 1 count of theft by controlling stolen property, 1 count of trafficking in stolen property & 14 counts of sexual exploitation of minors. Plead not guilty. $2M cash only bond. DA will not seek DP.
    Fraud & Burglary trial was set to begin on 8/26/21 continued to 10/26/21 continued to 2/24/22.
    Murder trial for Maribel set to begin on 1/11/22 (thru 1/21/22). Murder trial for Isabel in 2/22/22 (thru 3/11/22).

    Court hearings for Isabel Celis from 8/23/19 to 10/7/21 reference post #307 here:
    Found Deceased - AZ - Isabel Celis, 6, Tucson, 20 April 2012 *Arrest* #27
    Court hearings for Maribel Gonzales from 8/23/19 to 1071/21 reference post #140 here:
    Found Deceased - AZ - Maribel Gonzales, 13, Tucson, 3 June 2014 *Arrest*

    10/12/21 Update: Murder: Motions hearings for 10/12 to 10/14 were vacated. Status conference hearing on 10/20/21 & motions hearings on 10/26 to 10/28/21. 10/19/21 Update: Fraud: Pretrial conference reset to 10/19/21. Burglary: evidentiary hearing on 10/22/21. Status conference hearing on 11/30/21, pretrial conference hearing on 2/10/22 & trial set to begin on 2/24/22.
    10/19/21 Update: Fraud: Next Status conference hearing on 11/30/21, pretrial conference hearing 2/10/22 & trial set to begin on 2/24/22.
    Co-Defendant on Maricopa County case:

    *Melissa Stark (29 @ time of crime/now 32) charged (10/28/17), indicted (10/4/17 & 11/10/18) & arraigned (11/13/17 & 2/1/18) with 2nd degree fraud, 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary & 1 count of 3rd degree theft. Plead not guilty.
    Trial was set to begin on 6/8/21 continued to 8/26/21, vacated plead guilty with a plea deal on 6/4/21 to 2nd degree fraud & DA dismissed the 3rd degree theft & 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary. Sentencing was supposed to be in September. No updates as of 10/20/21.
     
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    Fraud charges - Clements:

    Hearings:
    10/19/2021 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference

    10/26/2021 9:00 Trial - vacated

    11/30/2021 9:00 Status Conference

    2/10/2022 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference

    2/24/2022 9:00 Trial

    link: Criminal Court Case Information - Case History


    Burglary charges - Clements:

    Case Documents
    Filing Date Description Docket Date Filing Party
    10/18/2021 SUA - Subpoena And Affidavit Of Service - Party (001) 10/19/2021
    NOTE: SERVED 10/18/2021

    10/18/2021 RES - Response - Party (001) 10/19/2021
    NOTE: Response to States Motion to Continue Trial

    10/18/2021 RES - Response - Party (001) 10/19/2021
    NOTE: Response: Motion to Limit Third Party Defense

    Hearings:
    10/22/2021 9:00 Evidentiary Hearing

    10/26/2021 9:00 Trial - vacated

    11/30/2021 9:00 Status Conference

    2/10/2022 8:30 Pre-Trial Conference

    2/24/2022 9:00 Trial

    link: Criminal Court Case Information - Case History
     

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