GUILTY CA - Leslie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 1973 & Janet Taylor, 21, Stanford, 1974, murdered, *Arrest 2018**

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    Article about testimony on Tuesday:

    Getreu trial: Brother of victim testifies alleged serial killer murdered his sister in 1963

    "Alleged serial killer John Arthur Getreu was convicted of killing and raping a 15-year-old girl in Germany in 1964, a decade before the strangled bodies of two young women he is now accused of killing were found on Stanford University land, the brother of the murdered teenager testified on Tuesday."

    Update on the court site:

    09/09/2021 Continued Jury Trial
    Judicial Officer: Foiles, Robert D
    Hearing Time: 09:00 AM
    Comment: Day 19- Defense Evidence & Review of Jury Instructions
     
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    Thursday, Sept. 9th:
    *Trial set to begin (Day 19) (for Janet’s case) (@ 9am PT) - CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (29 @ time of crime/74/now 76) charged (5/10/19) & arraigned (11/20/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match.
    Trial began on 4/9/21 with jury selection again & ended 8/19/21. Trial began on 8/30/21. 12-member jury & 4 alternates.

    Court info from 5/10/19 thru 7/8/21 & Jury selection (Day 1-12) 4/9/21 to 8/19/21 & trial (Day 1-4 (16)) 8/30/21 to 9/2/21 reference post #199 here:
    CA - Leslie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 1973 & Janet Taylor, 21, Stanford, 1974, murdered, *Arrest 2018**

    9/7/21 Tuesday, Trial Day 17: No info available. Trial continues on 9/8/21.
    9/8/21 Wednesday, Trial Day 18: State witnesses: Evan David Williams, a pastor, said that Getreu killed his sister on June 9, 1963, his sister, Margaret Williams, was found on a field beaten about the face, strangled & raped. San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Gordon Currie. Getreu's first wife, Susan Cammarota. Kathi Stone, Cammarota's daughter. Defense evidence & review of jury instructions done. Trial continues on 9/9/21.

    CA - Leslie Marie Perlov (21) – Santa Clara County. Trial setting hearing on 10/27/21.
     
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    Court dates for next week:

    09/13/2021 Continued Jury Trial
    Judicial Officer: Foiles, Robert D
    Hearing Time: 02:00 PM
    Comment: Day 20- Jury Instructions and Admitted Exhibits (OTR)

    09/14/2021 Continued Jury Trial
    Judicial Officer: Foiles, Robert D
    Hearing Time: 09:00 AM
    Comment: Day 21- Closing Arguments & Jury Instructions
     
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    Monday, Sept. 13th:
    *Trial set to begin (Day 20) (for Janet’s case) (@ 9am PT) - CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (29 @ time of crime/74/now 76) charged (5/10/19) & arraigned (11/20/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Trial began on 4/9/21 with jury selection again & ended 8/19/21. Trial began on 8/30/21. 12-member jury & 4 alternates.

    Court info from 5/10/19 thru 7/8/21 & Jury selection (Day 1-12) 4/9/21 to 8/19/21 & trial (Day 1-4 (18)) 8/30/21 to 9/8/21 reference post #202 here:
    CA - Leslie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 1973 & Janet Taylor, 21, Stanford, 1974, murdered, *Arrest 2018**

    9/9/21 Thursday, Trial Day 19: Jury instructions & admitted exhibits. No court on Fridays. Trial continues on 9/13/21. Closing arguments & jury instructions begin on 9/14/21.
    CA - Leslie Marie Perlov (21) – Santa Clara County. Trial setting hearing on 10/27/21.
     
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    Tuesday, Sept. 14th:
    *Trial set to begin (Day 21)-VERDICT WATCH! (for Janet’s case) (@ 9am PT) - CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (29 @ time of crime/74/now 76) charged (5/10/19) & arraigned (11/20/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match.
    Trial began on 4/9/21 with jury selection again & ended 8/19/21. Trial began on 8/30/21. 12-member jury & 4 alternates.

    Court info from 5/10/19 thru 7/8/21 & Jury selection (Day 1-12) 4/9/21 to 8/19/21 & trial (Day 1-4 (20)) 8/30/21 to 9/13/21 reference post #205 here: CA - Leslie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 1973 & Janet Taylor, 21, Stanford, 1974, murdered, *Arrest 2018**
    9/14/21 Tuesday, Trial Day 21: Closing arguments & Jury deliberations will start.
    CA - Leslie Marie Perlov (21) – Santa Clara County. Trial setting hearing on 10/27/21.
     
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    John Arthur Getreu has been convicted of first-degree murder and a special allegation of infliction of great bodily injury:

    John Getreu found guilty of 1974 murder on Stanford University land

    "After a two-week trial and nearly 50 years of sorrow for the family of Janet Ann Taylor, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering the 21-year-old La Honda resident on Stanford University property."

    Sentencing hearing has been scheduled:

    11/05/2021 Probation Report and Sentencing
    Judicial Officer: Foiles, Robert D
    Hearing Time: 8:30 AM
     
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    Oh good - glad to hear a guilty verdict!!

    Thank you for all the info you provided for me @faithx !
     
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    You're very welcome, and thank you for providing daily updates on so many cases! Let me know if you ever need information for any other case. :)

    I'm glad that today's outcome provided some justice for Janet and her loved ones. Next step is getting some justice for Leslie as well. According to this ABC News article, her case will be tried next year.
     
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    Okay - I will keep you in mind if I have any other cases in San Mateo county! :)

    Leslie's case has a hearing on 10/27/21.
     
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    Is there a separate thread for Leslie’s case?
     
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    No - same killer - so Janet was added to Leslie's thread.
     
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    Wednesday, October 27th:
    *Trial Setting Hearing (Leslie’s case) (@ 1:35pm PT) - CA – Leslie Marie Perlov (21) (last seen Feb. 13, 1973, Palo Alto; found Feb. 16, 1973) - *John Arthur Getreu (28 @ time of crime/74/now 76) arrested (11/20/18), charged (11/21/18) & arraigned (11/26/18) & re-arraigned (2/18/20) with 1st degree murder during the commission of attempted rape. Plead not guilty. Held without bail.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Trial set to begin in 2022 (no date yet).

    Information & court hearings from 11/26/18 to 5/12/21 reference post #169 here:
    GUILTY - CA - Leslie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 1973 & Janet Taylor, 21, Stanford, 1974, murdered, *Arrest 2018**

    5/19/21: Attorneys for John Arthur Getreu, 75, who is accused of killing two young women on Stanford land in the 1970s, filed the request for the hearing before the high court on April 6. The case seeks to toss out DNA evidence collected from a discarded coffee cup that allegedly links Getreu to the crimes because police didn't obtain a warrant for the DNA evidence. After rejections from the appellate court and San Mateo County Superior Court, it's now in the state Supreme Court's hands to decide whether it will hear the motion. Next trial setting hearing on 8/4/21.
    8/4/21 Update: Hearing was held. Next trial setting hearing on 10/27/21.

    CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) San Mateo County – Found guilty. Sentencing hearing on 11/5/21.
     
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    Friday, November 5th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (for Janet’s case) (@ 9am PT) - CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (29 @ time of crime/74/now 76) charged (5/10/19) & arraigned (11/20/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Trial began on 4/9/21 with jury selection again & ended 8/19/21. Trial began on 8/30/21 & ended on 9/14/21. 12-member jury & 4 alternates. Found guilty (9/14/21).
    Court info from 5/10/19 thru 7/8/21 & Jury selection (Day 1-12) 4/9/21 to 8/19/21 & trial (Day 1-4 (21)) 8/30/21 to 9/13/21 reference post #206 here:
    GUILTY - CA - Leslie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 1973 & Janet Taylor, 21, Stanford, 1974, murdered, *Arrest 2018**

    9/14/21 Tuesday, Trial Day 21: Prosecutor Josh Stauffer & Defense Attorney John Halley gave closing arguments. Jury deliberations started. Jury deliberated for 60 minutes to find Getreu guilty of first-degree murder & a special allegation of infliction of great bodily injury. Sentencing hearing on 11/5/21.
    CA - Leslie Marie Perlov (21) – Santa Clara County. Trial setting hearing on 1/19/22.
     
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    Hi! :) I don't think there has been any media coverage of the sentencing yet, but it looks like he was sentenced to life per the court site.

    11/05/2021 Probation Report and Sentencing
    Original Type: Probation Report and Sentencing
    Judicial Officer: Foiles, Robert D
    Hearing Time: 8:30 AM
    Result: Held
    Parties Present:
    Defendant: Getreu, John Arthur
    Attorney: HALLEY, JOHN A.

    11/05/2021 Prohibited Persons Firearms Relinquishment Memo
    Comment: PPFRMemoAmended
    11/05/2021 Prohibited Persons Relinquishment Form Findings
    Comment: CR-210
    11/05/2021 Probation Report reviewed and considered by the Court.
    11/05/2021 Probation report received now deemed filed by court
    11/05/2021 Time waived for sentencing.
    11/05/2021 Arraignment for sentencing waived.
    11/05/2021 No legal cause.
    Comment: Defendant stated there is no legal cause why sentence should not now be pronounced.
    11/05/2021 Probation is denied.
    11/05/2021 Defendant Ordered Transported Forthwith
    11/05/2021 Prohibited Persons Relinquishment Form Findings
    11/05/2021 Abstract of Judgment filed - State Prison

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    11/05/2021 Prison Sentence

    001 - PC187(a)-FEL-Murder - Prison Sentence

    Adult Confinement
    Type: Prison
    Facility: Prison
    Start Date: 11/05/2021
    Life

    Condition - Adult
    1. State restitution ordered payable through CDCR (felony), $10,000.00, 11/05/2021, Active 11/05/2021
    2. Court operations fee that is ordered payable through CDCR, $40.00, 11/05/2021, Active 11/05/2021
    3. Criminal conviction assessment ordered payable through CDCR, $30.00, 11/05/2021, Active 11/05/2021
    4. Parole revocation restitution fine pursuant to PC 1202.45, $10,000.00, 11/05/2021, Active 11/05/2021
    5. Total fine amount that is ordered payable through CDC, $5,000.00, 11/05/2021, Active 11/05/2021
    6. Genetic marker testing pursuant to PC 296 is ordered., Genetic Marker Testing, 11/05/2021, Active 11/05/2021
     
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    Thank you (again!) @faithx for the info! Good - life sounds good to me!

    I really don't understand "why" Santa Clara County is going to spend $$ on his trial for Leslie - he's good as gone (to prison)! :)
     
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    But the court site says nothing about 7 years - it says "Life".

    Adult Confinement
    Type: Prison
    Facility: Prison
    Start Date: 11/05/2021
    Life
     
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    In-depth article about what happened at the sentencing:

    John Getreu receives life sentence for 1974 murder

    "Calling the string of strangulation murders and sexual assaults by John Arthur Getreu "evil and despicable crimes," San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Robert Foiles sentenced the 77-year-old man to life in prison and a $5,000 fine on Friday for killing Janet Ann Taylor 47 years ago."
     
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