Discussion in 'Trials' started by LisaWL7TR, Nov 18, 2017.
No, it doesn’t. You don’t even know the half of it lol.
Jenna Liston FOX42 on Twitter
Still out at the courthouse waiting to go live at 9 PM on @FOX42KPTM
I’m giving you the rundown on what we heard today in the courtroom before the verdict was announced.
[in a reply tweet fox 42 confirms they will be posting video soon of when the verdict was read and in it we will get to see reactions of the court and AT when verdict was read]
FOX 42 KPTM on Twitter
WATCH: Full reading of the guilty verdict at Aubrey Trail trial.
[video At link]
Another former Wilber-ite, who later moved to Crete and now out of state with family still in Saline (as a side note, locally pronounced SUGH-leen). I would argue that good people are not just limited to rural Nebraska - they are in big cities, medium sized cities and rural areas across the world. No one wants an animal like Aubrey Trail to potentially be roaming free in their community again. I think the difference is the shocking nature of the crimes and how evil was lurking under everyone’s noses. My grandma used to joke about how nosy neighbors are in Wilber and how everyone knows everyone elses’s business, but that has changed in recent years; 30 years ago AT and BB would have been noticed and the whole town would have been up in their business.
When the verdict was read I cried. Sydney’s family - what they have endured is unimaginable, and the verdict is a cold comfort. From what I understand they have a strong support system to lean on and hopefully this will help them move forward. I can’t imagine they will ever fully heal.
I also feel terrible for the Landlords - from my interactions with Mr. Koll he comes off as a kind man, and to know he had monsters under his roof must weigh heavily. I’m not sure I could continue to live in that home, but perhaps him and his wife have found ways to cope.
Also a huge kudos to LE - I have family members with Lincoln PD and they have given impressive statements on the dedication the investigative team. It’s clear they did a very thorough job and in the end achieved their goal of getting justice for Sydney.
In all it’s satisfying to see justice served and whether AT gets life w/o parole or the DP he will be locked away forever, never to con, rob, or murder anyone again. I’m generally anti-DP and I think the worse fate for AT would be to confine him to solitary for the rest of his life with only a wall to talk to.
It will be interesting to see what happens to BB. To my knowledge, Nebraska has never sentenced a woman to the DP. Perhaps the closest case would be Caril Ann Fugate, who got life (but was later paroled). At any rate I think she will be spending most of not all of her life behind bars. It’s a mind-blowing downward spiral; she utterly wasted her life by jumping into the abyss. I hope her daughter will have support as she grows up to cope with the ramifications her mother’s
Thursday, July 11th:
*Penalty Phase of Trial begins (Day 1)-GUILTY VERDICT! (@ 9am CT) - NE - Sydney Loofe (24) (Nov. 15, 2017, Lincoln; found Dec. 4 & 5, 2017 in Edgar, east of Clay Center) – only for *Aubrey C. Trail (51) charged & indicted (6/11/18) & arraigned (7/13/18) with 1st degree murder & improper disposal of human remains (plead guilty to this charge 6/18/19) & charged (3/1/19) with conspiracy to commit murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
Trial started 6/17/19 with jury selection. Trial started on 6/18/19 & runs thru 7/8/19. Jurors: 7 women & 5 men, with 3 women alternates. One juror was excused for family emergency on 6/28/19 (no gender available). Jurors could be 8 women & 4 men. Now 2 women alternates.
Court info & Trial info from Day 1-11 (6/11/19 to 7/3/19) reference post #21 here:
GUILTY - NE - Sydney Loofe, 24, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2017 - #4
7/8/19 Day 12: Trail is not in court today. State witnesses: Dr. Michelle Elieff, Pathologist did autopsy on Sydney. Steven Symes, Forensic Anthropologist. FBI Agent Mike Maseth. The State will call one more witness tomorrow & defense has 2 witnesses to call, unsure if Trail will testify. Jury should start deliberations on Wednesday. Trial continues on 7/9.
7/9/19 Day 13: Trail back in court today. Judge allowed letters from jail in as evidence (letters from AT & BB). State witness: FBI Investigator Mike Maseth. State rests. Defense witnesses: Terra Gehrig (friend of Sydney's). JoLana Randall (works at Grand Weaver Hotel in Fall City/helps with reservations & handling money. She saw Boswell/Trail, 3 or 4 times, she said she saw Loofe for sure twice. Another hotel clerk from Fall City (no name given) (saw Loofe with Trail & Boswell there weeks before her supposed dates with Boswell). Aubrey Trail (testified for about 4 hours). The judge says we could be heading into jury deliberations by tomorrow afternoon. Trial continues on 7/10.
7/10/19 Day 14: Defense rests. State’s rebuttal witnesses: Terra Gherig (Sydney's friend). FBI investigator Mike Maseth. John Cummings (he ran the antique shop near the Grand Weaver hotel). State rests. Closing arguments. The jury of 6 men and 6 women now have Trail's case for deliberations. They are sequestered so if they don't reach a verdict by 9 p.m., they will go to a hotel and come back at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Jury is done deliberating after about 2 1/2 hours. The jury has found Trail GUILTY charges of 1st degree murder and conspiracy to kill Sydney. The jury is to return tomorrow 7/11 at 9 a.m. to begin the second phase of trial to determine if Trail deserves the death penalty for his crime.
*Bailey M. Boswell (23) – Next Pretrial hearing on 8/9. Trial starts 10/25 thru 11/1/19.
Here's an old picture of AT when he did time at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Super creepy!
Great news on the verdict. Aggravating circumstances d and h IMO.
Yes very creepy. This is the 2nd picture of him that looks like he has brown eyes instead of blue??
I cannot help wondering about other victims. Will that be looked into?
Jenna is live now
Per her live a&e is there filming for possible documentary
Asked what AT reaction was to the verdict being read. Screen recording of her answer attached. (ETA, it will not let me attach it. It is part of her fb live going on now that i linked in above post). Basically no emotion, no reaction. I excepted some sort of drama from him despite him saying previously that he didn’t care what the jury decided.
Celebrating Sydney Loofe
Tried to post the photo of Sydney with her family from here but it wouldn't work for me. RIP Sydney.
Man who slashed his neck in courtroom convicted of murder in Sydney Loofe trial
"WILBER, Neb. – A Nebraska man was convicted Wednesday of killing a 24-year-old Lincoln woman and could now face the death penalty.
A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon and in less than three hours agreed to convict 52-year-old Aubrey Trail of first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Sydney Loofe. Trail also was found guilty of criminal conspiracy to commit murder.
Trail and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, were both charged with first-degree murder. Loofe’s body parts were found in 14 pieces in ditches along a state highway, weeks after her November 2017 disappearance."
So he was found guilty of both criminal conspiracy to commit murder as well as 1st degree murder. Looks like BB trial will be cut and dried IMO. You cannot conspire by yourself.
Also, this from the article - him saying about killing 14 other people.
"Trail had maintained Loofe’s death happened accidentally during rough sex. Trail said he made up stories, including one about killing 14 other people, to throw investigators off track."
His attorney's are talking now, I'll attach it here in a minute, I just have to say, from what they are saying right now...I'm incredibly impressed. They talked about why they do the work they do. They said as a public defender, you don't have to like the people you do, but everyone is entitled to a fair trial, that's the way the justice system is set up. They really praised the Saline Co. Sheriff's office. It was a pretty long press conference that they gave and I was super impressed through the WHOLE thing. I feel like a lot of times with attorney's (I apologize if there are any reading here ) you just get that slimy kind of vibe from them...not these two.
The interview with the Defense Attorney's is at the end of this video...
Why do you guys think he waived his jury trial today? I'm thinking it was strategic to help BB. If (when?) the jury recommended the death penalty, that would be just one more thing for people to think about during BB's trial. Since it just never happened, the argument could be made that we don't know what they would've decided. He basically just delayed the decision, maybe until after her trial.
[ETA - Nevermind, I misunderstood... it was much clearer in the video of his attorney's comments]
In regards to phase of trial today where jury decides if AT should get death penalty:
. Trail says he wishes to waive is right to a jury trial - they court accepts this offer.
The jury has been excused from the panel.