Discussion in 'Trials' started by Tricia, Jan 9, 2019.
I did not do "this thing". Disgusting.
Obviously unlikely to be carried out.
Small suit does not like to lose.
He was so out of there
His new suit is better fitting admittedly
He's redundant now anyway. New lawyers will take over. It's not good for business, having a lost death-penalty case on one's CV. He has to make out it happened through a very unfortunate triad of crooked prosecutors/law enforcement, biased judge and gullible jury. He knows with the gymnastics he had to perform on the defense case that Merritt is indeed guilty.
I sincerely hope I will never have to listen to his thoroughly dishonest drivel again.
I'm beginning to think Maline was paid on a per motion filed system with a big fat bonus attached to any that were not denied.
Missed all of this today.
Any videos up of today's proceedings?
Any pressers afterwards with attorneys or families?
Been searching and come up dry.
Why, during trial, did he not take the stand on his own behalf and roundly protest his innocence down to the ground. Being guilty probably had something to do with that --
Same here, had an appointment in "town" so my whole day was shot, grrrrr!
Have you checked Law and Crime Network for videos? Or maybe Channel 8 San Diego? I'll look in a bit and see.
So when does death row get its newest resident? Hope they ship him off tonight.
Yes, it's there - scroll down a bit.
Charles "Chase" Merritt gets death penalty for murdering McStay family
CM has to go through an "evaluation" process before he goes to Death Row. I don't know Cali DOC, but it usually runs 30, 45, or 60 days for the evaluation.
CM no doubt is on suicide watch as of now.
I looked it up and Scott Peterson was shipped off the day after sentencing. Hopefully Merritt is deprived of his own family sooner rather than later. Fair is fair.
Just got here. Poured glass of wine and reading. Super happy about death penalty.
My feed earlier today buffered so badly that I missed a great deal, thanks for the link, thelmadawg. This page seems to refresh automatically every so often so if you click the video bar you'll go right to YT and can watch it uninterrupted.
Thank you. This was all I needed to hear.
I wasn't able to watch the proceedings, but great that Judge Smith upheld the jurors decisions of conviction for CM.
Thoughts and Prayers to all the victim's families.
Agree KALI, Justice was served.
I'm sort of new to this case. I can't for the life of my find where people believe the McStays were murdered? Or how Merritt was able to I presume restrain all four of them and kill them when it seemed like he used a sledge hammer. I'm guessing he could have used a gun. I watched the closing statements and the prosecutor mentioned they don't need to prove where the family was murdered for conviction but I'm wondering about theories.
Thanks for any theories offered.