GUILTY AZ - Navneet Kaur, 30, Phoenix, 30 March 2007 *Arrest*

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  1. pocketaccent

    pocketaccent Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, but this may be what you are looking for?

    Clerk of the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona
    Grewal case # is CR2007006487
     
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    pocketaccent Well-Known Member

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    (Hope4More must be busy ..)

    Court Minutes Day 8, June 11
    -Court and counsel discuss the concerns of juror #4. The Court reserves ruling.

    -Defendant's case begins. Witness - Harbhagwan Singh Seikhon (Defense counsel requests permission to cease testimony and recall the witness when a Punjabi interpreter is available. The witness will be directed to return on June 24 or 25), Jenifer Palmer testifies next.

    -The jury is excused until June 24.

    -Juror #4 is reminded of previous admonitions and excused until June 24.

    - Court stands at recess until June 17.
     
  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    That's kind of doesn't make sense....

    So just the judge & attorneys on 6/17 - probably going thru scheduling, maybe?

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    Very much appreciated! Now I don't have to bother anyone here - I have a link!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Now that I have gone thru the minutes - here's the updated stuff from the last time they were in court.

    Tuesday, June 11th:
    *Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 8 people. Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).

    6/3/19 Day 4: Opening statements. State witnesses: Gina Wilkins (Co-worker). Kwan Jin. Lead Detective Clifton Jewell. Trial continues to 6/4.
    6/4/19 Day 5: State witness: Lead Detective Clifton Jewell. No court on 6/5, continued to 6/6.
    6/6/19 Day 6: Jury is not present. Have received notes from 2 jurors. #5 says he is not feeling well. #11 indicates he saw the bailiff at the gym. #5 excused, #11 will remain on panel. Jury in. State witnesses: John Hu (Medical Examiner). Alan Kreitl, and Eric Davis. Trial continues to 6/10. No court on 6/7, trial continues to 6/10 @ 1:30pm.
    6/10/19 Day 7: Court notes that this morning, it received e-mail communication and medical discharge documentation from juror #1 indicating he was ill & will not be able to make it to court. Juror #1 excused. State witness: Patricia Bond. After which the jury is excused, and the judge considers Grewal's attorneys' Motion in Limine to "Precluded State's Evidence That Grewal Told Kaur Prior to Her Death That A Divorce Would Only Happen if She Was Dead, Or Words To That Effect." State witness: William Schira. The Motion to Preclude is granted. State rests their case. Defense moves for acquittal. Denied. Trial continued at 6/11.
    6/11/19 Day 8: Court & counsel discuss the concerns of juror #4. The Court reserves ruling. Defense witness: Harbhagwan Singh Seikhon (Defense counsel requests permission to cease testimony and recall the witness when a Punjabi interpreter is available. The witness will be directed to return on June 24 or 25), Jenifer Palmer testifies next. The jury is excused until June 24. Juror #4 is reminded of previous admonitions & excused until June 24. Court stands at recess until June 17.




    Now I can shorten this a bit! Still have a question on my "Jury is 8 people". Considering they have now excused 3 of them.... BBL - will check that out if it's in the minutes somewhere...
     
  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, June 17th:
    *Trial continues-No Jury Today (Day 9?) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond.
    Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 8 people. (3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).

    Trial information from Days 1 thru 7 (6/3/19 to 6/10/19) reference post #64 here:
    AZ - Navneet Kaur (30), March 30, 2007, Phoenix

    6/11/19 Day 8: Court & counsel discuss the concerns of juror #4. The Court reserves ruling. Defense witness: Harbhagwan Singh Seikhon (Defense counsel requests permission to cease testimony and recall the witness when a Punjabi interpreter is available. The witness will be directed to return on June 24 or 25), Jenifer Palmer testifies next. The jury is excused until June 24. Juror #4 is reminded of previous admonitions & excused until June 24. Court stands at recess until June 17.
     
  6. Hope4More

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    ((Hope4More was ( & still more is than isn't) felled by a bad cold that my little family seems to be passing around & around amongst ourselves)).

    ((Sorry for not replying to your question, Niner, but I see that dear Pocket did so, and much more. :)).

    (And PS, I'll still be reading the Minutes, because that's what I do. It's no bother to summarize them here, but I won't if that doesn't work/isn't easier/complicates things for you).
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    A couple " meant to post this before" notes:

    1. JM seems to have lost more evidence- related motions than he's won, a very different track record than in ***'s trial. Given we are trial -watching by inference, dunno if or how that's affecting his narrative or strength of case.

    2. By pesky inference, it seems possible JM wasn't able to or decided against introducing into evidence what Grewal wrote in any of the 3 binders.

    His case seems to have been: we know Grewal killed her, he left a confession in her bloody house before fleeing the US. Why flee the country afterwards if he had only accidentally blungeoned, strangled, and tried to drown her?

    We know that Ms. Kaur had already told him she wanted a divorce. Her coworker & friend, Gina Wilkens will (and did? or too hearsay-y?) testify that Ms. Kaur had told her she'd done so by phone, that Grewal was flying to Phoenix to confront her about it, and that she was afraid of that confrontation.

    Detective describes crime scene. Medical examiner covers cause of death & his conclusion there hadn't been a struggle. Alan Kreitl authenticates Grewal's handwritten confession left behind. Detective details Grewal's post-murder flight to India. Perhaps suggests an incriminating timeframe, like......

    He didn't have enough time to try to hang himself-- until foiled by the chandelier crashing down from the ceiling, then to immediately transition to an equally unsuccessful plan B-- using a razor, all before his taxi arrived to take him to the airport?

    (Wonder if any of Grewal's blood was found on the confession note? If not, why not? Because he wrote it beforehand, or because....he took time out of his suicidal despair to wash up before confessing to have killed the "b--tch")?
     
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  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Update in red on what happened on 6/17.

    Monday, June 17th:
    *Trial continues (Day 9) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Maricopa County Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 8 people. (3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).

    Trial information from Days 1 thru 7 (6/3/19 to 6/10/19) reference post #64 here:
    AZ - Navneet Kaur (30), March 30, 2007, Phoenix

    6/11/19 Day 8: Court & counsel discuss the concerns of juror #4. The Court reserves ruling. Defense witness: Harbhagwan Singh Seikhon (Defense counsel requests permission to cease testimony and recall the witness when a Punjabi interpreter is available. The witness will be directed to return on June 24 or 25), Jenifer Palmer testifies next. The jury is excused until June 24. Juror #4 is reminded of previous admonitions & excused until June 24. Court stands at recess until June 17.
    6/17/19 Day 9: The jury is not present.The Court notes this hearing was set to discuss Final Jury instructions. The Final Jury Instructions & verdict forms are argued. It is ordered taking several instructions under advisement. The Court will modify the Instructions and verdict forms, as need be, to conform with the evidence presented during trial. The Court has received & reviewed the defendant’s Record of Disclosure re: Dr. Karen Frommingand the State’s Response. Counsel present argument to the Court. Dr. Fromming is permitted to testify, however, defense counsel is directed to get a written report from Dr. Fromming indicating what observations Dr. Fromming would be inclined to testify about. The report is due 06/19/2019. Court stands at recess until 6/24 @ 10:30am with jury.
     
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  8. Hope4More

    Hope4More Well-Known Member

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    They're discussing final jury instructions?! Already? How in the world was this ever a DP case? Or was so much potentially damning evidence excluded? Though that still raises questions about why the DP was ever on the table.

    What a peculiar trial.
     
  9. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Yes, definitely a peculiar trial.... and they said it would last 3 months - I believe we are only in 3rd week of trial.
     
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    Agree on this trial being peculiar. I hope JM doesn't get too bored with this trial. Because I am. Things will pick up next week with testimonies by psychologists though.

    (I'm felled by the same cold your family had, probably, Hope. Fever, chill & coughing. And dealing with brain surgery (neighbor), malignant tumor, swollen brain, her non/semi-English speaking hungry family that I'm trying to feed as much as possible to keep them healthy. Grateful they know how to use Uber.

    Niner, I saw you visited the Maleah Davis thread. If that case ever make it to trial, boy, watch out. It will be hot!)
     
  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    pocketaccent - yes Maleah trial will be one to watch. Still waiting for BB to be arrested & Vence be charged with murder...
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, June 24th:
    *Trial continues (Day 10) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).

    Trial information from Days 1 thru 9 (6/3/19 to 6/17/19) reference post #67 here:
    AZ - Navneet Kaur (30), March 30, 2007, Phoenix

    Court stands at recess until 6/24 @ 10:30am with jury.
     
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    Tuesday, June 25th:
    *Trial continues (Day 11) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).
    Trial information from Days 1 thru 9 (6/3/19 to 6/17/19) reference post #67 here:
    AZ - Navneet Kaur, 30, Phoenix, 30 March 2007

    Court stands at recess until 6/24 @ 10:30am with jury.
    6/24/19 Day 10: No update yet on court site. Trial continues on 6/25.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Wednesday, June 26th:
    *Trial continues (Day 11) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).

    Trial information from Days 1 thru 8 (6/3/19 to 6/11/19) reference post #67 here:
    AZ - Navneet Kaur, 30, Phoenix, 30 March 2007

    6/17/19 Day 9: The jury is not present. This hearing was set to discuss Final Jury Instructions. The Final Jury Instructions and verdict forms are argued. Taking several instructions under advisement. The Court will modify the Instructions & verdict forms, as need be, to conform with the evidence presented at trial. The Court has received & reviewed the defendant’s Record of Disclosure re: Dr. Karen Fromming and the State’s Response. Counsel present argument to the Court. Dr. Fromming is permitted to testify, however, defense counsel is directed to get a written report from Dr. Fromming indicating what observations Dr. Fromming would be inclined to testify about. The report is due 6/19/19. Court stands at recess until 6/24 @ 10:30am with jury.
    6/24/19 Day 10: The jury is not present. Defense counsel addresses the Court regarding a witness’s request should media be present during his testimony on 6/25/19. Harinder Chowhan is sworn to act as the interpreter of the Punjabi language. Defense witnesses: Jaspal S. Chahal (thru interpreter). The Court receives a written question from the jury. Court and counsel discuss the question, on the record, out of hearing of the jury. The relevant question is asked & answered by witness. Paul Vincent Singh. Jason Maheux. Jury is excused for the day. As to the witness’s request with respect to the media, the Court is inclined to direct the media that recording/filmingof the witness is prohibited, however, the Court declines the request to prevent the media from publishing the witness’s name. Trial continues on 6/25.
    6/25/19 Day 11: No update yet on court site. Trial continues on 6/26.
     
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    The Court is " inclined to direct the media" not to record an upcoming witness? LOL. Hasn't the Court noticed the empty courtroom & that nary a news article about the trial has been written since opening arguments? In order to be directed by the Court, the media will first have to show up. Clearly not one publication, channel, blogger or journalist has been so inclined.
     
  16. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    You're right Hope4More - I was wondering "why" they even suggested that. No one that I can see is even covering this trial....

    Probably just us here at WS! :)
     
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    Thursday, June 27th:
    *Trial continues (Day 13) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).

    Trial information from Days 1 thru 8 (6/3/19 to 6/11/19) reference post #67 here:
    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/az-navneet-kaur-30-march-30-2007-phoenix.447174/page-4

    6/17/19 Day 9: The jury is not present. This hearing was set to discuss Final Jury Instructions. The Final Jury Instructions and verdict forms are argued. Taking several instructions under advisement. The Court will modify the Instructions & verdict forms, as need be, to conform with the evidence presented at trial. The Court has received & reviewed the defendant’s Record of Disclosure re: Dr. Karen Fromming and the State’s Response. Counsel present argument to the Court. Dr. Fromming is permitted to testify, however, defense counsel is directed to get a written report from Dr. Fromming indicating what observations Dr. Fromming would be inclined to testify about. The report is due 6/19/19. Court stands at recess until 6/24 @ 10:30am with jury.
    6/24/19 Day 10: The jury is not present. Defense counsel addresses the Court regarding a witness’s request should media be present during his testimony on 6/25/19. Harinder Chowhan is sworn to act as the interpreter of the Punjabi language. Defense witnesses: Jaspal S. Chahal (thru interpreter). The Court receives a written question from the jury. Court and counsel discuss the question, on the record, out of hearing of the jury. The relevant question is asked & answered by witness. Paul Vincent Singh. Jason Maheux. Jury is excused for the day. As to the witness’s request with respect to the media, the Court is inclined to direct the media that recording/filmingof the witness is prohibited, however, the Court declines the request to prevent the media from publishing the witness’s name. Trial continues on 6/25.
    6/25/19 Day 11: Still no update yet on court site. Trial continues on 6/26.

    6/26/19 Day 12: No update yet on court site. Trial continues on 6/27.
     
  18. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Update!

    Thursday, June 27th:
    *Trial continues (Day 13) (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection).
    Trial information from Days 1 thru 10 (6/3/19 to 6/24/19) reference post #77 here:
    AZ - Navneet Kaur, 30, Phoenix, 30 March 2007

    6/25/19 Day 11: No update yet on court site. Trial continues on 6/26.
    6/26/19 Day 12: No update yet on court site. Trial continues on 6/27.
    6/27/19 Day 13: No update yet on court site. Trial continues on 7/8.
     
  19. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Since they hadn't updated their court site with the minutes I decided to go into his court case and found this.
    Here's what the court site has for trial dates.
    The other court site has not been updated since 6/24/19....
    I am patiently awaiting updates.... [​IMG]

    Case Activity
    Date Description Party
    7/9/2019 Trial D 2

    7/8/2019 Trial D 2

    6/27/2019 Trial D 2

    6/26/2019 Trial D 2
    6/26/2019 023 - ME: Order Entered By Court D 2

    6/25/2019 Trial D 2
    6/25/2019 RES - Response D 2

    6/24/2019 Trial D 2
    6/24/2019 MOT - Motion D 2
    6/24/2019 MOT - Motion P 1
    6/24/2019 SDD - Notice: Sealed Document D 2


    link: Public Access Case Lookup
     
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    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Avtar Grewal, accused of killing his wife, takes the stand in murder trial (with clip)

    Jun 27, 2019

    "...Avtar Grewal chose to take the stand. His attorney questioned him on Thursday, where Grewal discussed a prior arranged marriage back in 2002 which did not work out, and the couple divorced around 2004.
    "I was a little disheartened, to be honest," Grewal said in court.

    Grewal says he connected with Kaur in 2005 through family. She lived in Phoenix while he lived in Canada.

    "We became friends because we could relate to each other because we had gone through similar stuff in our past relationships," Grewal said.

    He says their friendship escalated.

    "Started talking to each other everyday, almost," he said.

    The couple would later marry in India. When asked by his attorney, Grewal said he wouldn't classify his marriage to Kaur as an arranged marriage.

    "We had an actual relationship," he said. "We had like, solid relationship, and then we got married."

    Court ended for the day before any discussion of Kaur's death. Court resumes on July 8. While Thursday consisted of Grewal taking questions from his attorney, he still needs to face cross-examination by the prosecutor."

    Suspect Avtar Grewal takes the stand in murder trial
     

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