- Apr 9, 2011
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Whatever happened to the appeal? No amount of googling is showing me anything. I know found articles from when the appeal was heard.
Hopefully they will not be allowed to fly out of the country if they are released. MM has been defiant in prison as well. . MM reminds me of the nanny in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle!
Much more detail about the trial errors at this link
New trial for Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens in Davidson County killing
"Although Defendants raise 13 issues on appeal -- many of which are interconnected and complex -- this case is deceptively simple, boiling down to whether Defendants lawfully used deadly force to defend themselves and each other during the tragic altercation with Jason," the court said in its decision. "Having thoroughly reviewed the record and transcript, it is evident that this is the rare case in which certain evidentiary errors, alone and in the aggregate, were so prejudicial as to inhibit Defendants' ability to present a full and meaningful defense."
Do you feel the law enforcement processed the scene adequately? I was surprised the blood on boxers and pjs was not tested. It proved they were standing over the poor man during the attack and of course it had to be Js blood as they had no injuries but I thought it was lax that this issue wasn't properly tied off. Also that the expert crime analyst based his evidence on photos not the actual crime scene.
Does anyone know if it's a new trial can entirely new evidence be introduced? Can prosecution not cross examine them on fact that Js phone and laptop have never been found? Especially as the life insurance beneficiary was changed to MM remotely and online.
Is anyone Stateside able to get a copy of the full judgment? will the State appeal? at this time my thoughts are with SC and JC who now have to re-live this nightmare again. I wonder now, given their ages, whether JC and SC will make the decision to testify.
I will try posting the pdf here, but it is big. Not sure it will go through. The dissent is very interesting.