GUILTY NY - Christopher Grover, 30, shot to death, Poughkeepsie, 28 Sept 2017 *Arrest*

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  1. Curiosum

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    I don’t think she has been sentenced. I think they applied for DVSJA hearing and that needs to happen before sentencing.
     
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    okay... you got me on those initials! LOL! What does DVSJA stand for, if you don't mind? :)
     
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    Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act
     
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    Nicole Addimando returns to court seeking to be sentenced under new law

    Sept. 9, 2019

    "Lawyers for Nicole Addimando will once again be arguing on her behalf in Dutchess County Court Monday.

    A hearing will be held to determine if the Town of Poughkeepsie woman qualifies to fall under a law signed in May that alters how cases involving domestic violence are sentenced, according to Benjamin Ostrer, one of Addimando’s attorneys....

    She faces a maximum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison. However, under the new law, that range could be reduced to 5-to-15 years.

    The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on May 14, amending the penal law and criminal procedure law for sentencing and resentencing in domestic violence cases.

    Applicants would have to demonstrate eligibility by providing two forms of evidence establishing that he or she was a victim of domestic violence at the time of the offense, that the abuse was a significant contributing factor in the crime, and that the regular sentence for the crime would be unduly harsh, according to the New York City Bar Association....


    Anthony Cillis, a criminal defense attorney who has handled domestic violence cases, said the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act "gives you a second bite at the apple.”

    He said, “If the defense wasn't successful in front of a jury to reduce charges you now have the ability to present the same case in front of the judge for a more lenient sentence.”

    Cillis said lawyers will need to show a history of abuse, over an extended period of time, and proof of its severity....

    In addition to murder, Addimando was convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a charge punishable by 3½-to-15 years in prison.

    Addimano's sentencing was originally scheduled for May 20, but has been postponed multiple times leading up to Monday’s hearing. The sentencing will be scheduled following the outcome of the hearing."

    Nicole Addimando returns to court seeking to be sentenced under new law
     
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    As Addimando must prove abuse 'more likely true than not,' witnesses recall bruises, burns

    Sept. 9, 2019

    "A former landlord to Addimando and Christopher Grover when they lived in Hyde Park, Horning said she was dropping off lease renewal papers when she noticed the marks on her friend’s face. And, Horning testified on Monday, Addimando told her Grover caused those injuries....

    A hearing under the recently enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act before Dutchess County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin began on Monday with two witnesses discussing interactions with Addimando that pointed toward potential signs of abuse....

    In addition to the November 2014 incident, Horning said she noticed Addimando had bruises around her chin and mouth while showing the apartment to potential tenants in January 2017. But Addimando did not tell Horning the cause of these apparent injuries. And Horning said she never witnessed any instance of abuse firsthand.

    Sarah Caprioli, a trauma therapist in private practice, detailed multiple incidents between August 2014 and November 2015 during her time as a crime victims assistance program clinician with the Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services.

    She discussed first meeting with Addimando in August 2014 and recounted multiple session in which she witnessed Addimando with injuries, including burns, bite marks and signs of strangulation. In two instances, Addimando's injuries were documented by a forensic nurse examiner.

    Monday's session concluded prior to the cross-examination of Caprioli, and she is scheduled to return. The hearing will resume 10:30 a.m. Tuesday...."

    As Addimando must prove abuse 'more likely true than not,' witnesses recall bruises, burns
     
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    Tuesday, Sept. 10th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (Day 2) (@ 10:30am ET) – NY – Christopher Grover (30) (Sept. 28, 2017, Poughkeepsie, shot in head) - *Nicole “Nikki” Addimando (28) arrested (9/28/17), charged (10/2/17), indicted (6/27/18) & arraigned (7/2/18) with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree manslaughter, 2nd degree manslaughter & 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon. Plead not guilty. $300K cash or $600K bond.
    Trial started 3/18/19. 12 jurors are 8 women & 4 men; the 6 alternates are 2 women & 4 men.
    Court hearings, jury selection & trial (Days 1-14; 3/18/19-4/4/19) reference post #144 here:
    GUILTY - NY - Christopher Grover, 30, shot to death, Poughkeepsie, 28 Sept 2017 *Arrest*

    4/12/19 Day 18: A jury found Addimando guilty of 2nd degree murder. She faces a maximum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison. Also convicted of 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon, a charge punishable by 3 ½ years- to 15-years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20.
    4/13/19 Update: The defense requested a later date to allow for more time to submit sentencing submissions. The judge approved the request in court. New sentencing date is 6/10. 6/10/19: Rescheduled for 7/15.
    7/15/19 Update: Sentencing has been postponed. Conference hearing set for 7/30. No date for sentencing yet. 7/30/19: Sentencing scheduled for 9/4. 9/4/19: Re scheduled for 9/9.
    9/9/19 Update: A hearing under the recently enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act before Dutchess County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin began on Monday with two witnesses discussing interactions with Addimando that pointed toward potential signs of abuse. Hearing resumes on 9/10.
     
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    Yes, sorry, Analisa is correct.
     
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    Nicole Addimando hearing: Therapists describe alleged abuse, staying with Grover

    Sept. 10, 2019

    "Sarah Caprioli read through her notes, emails and text messages with Nicole Addimando through the years.

    The trauma therapist described speaking with Addimando about instances in which the Town of Poughkeepsie woman said she was abused — by Christopher Grover, a maintenance man and two police officers, prior to her relationship with Grover.


    During the second day of Addimando's hearing under the recently enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act before Dutchess County Court Judge Ed McLoughlin on Tuesday, two therapists who worked with Addimando through her alleged abuse discussed their interactions. The hearing is scheduled to resume 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Caprioli was questioned by Putnam County District Attorney Chana Krauss about her relationship with Addimando, a relationship, she said, that continued after her treatment of Addimando ended. ..."

    Nicole Addimando hearing: Therapists describe alleged abuse, staying with Grover
     
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    Wondering if they are back again today - 9/11 for more hearings?

    Anyone know? She doesn't show up on the court site for today, just yesterday.

    TIA! :)
     
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    The last article- Sept 10- says:

    The hearing is scheduled to resume 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
     
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    Thanks YESorNO!! :)
     
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    Wednesday, Sept. 11th:
    *Pre Sentencing Hearing (Day 3) (@ 10:30am ET) – NY – Christopher Grover (30) (Sept. 28, 2017, Poughkeepsie, shot in head) - *Nicole “Nikki” Addimando (28) arrested (9/28/17), charged (10/2/17), indicted (6/27/18) & arraigned (7/2/18) with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree manslaughter, 2nd degree manslaughter & 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon. Plead not guilty. $300K cash or $600K bond.
    Trial started 3/18/19. 12 jurors are 8 women & 4 men; the 6 alternates are 2 women & 4 men.
    Court hearings, jury selection & trial (Days 1-14; 3/18/19-4/4/19) & thru 9/4/19 reference post #186 here:
    GUILTY - NY - Christopher Grover, 30, shot to death, Poughkeepsie, 28 Sept 2017 *Arrest*

    9/9/19 Update: A hearing under the recently enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act before Dutchess County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin began on Monday with two witnesses discussing interactions with Addimando that pointed toward potential signs of abuse. Hearing resumes on 9/10.
    9/10/19 Update: Sarah Caprioli (trauma therapist). Robin Nason (licensed clinical social worker). Faces a maximum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison, but that range could be reduced to 5-to-15 years depending on the outcome of the hearing. Hearing continues on 9/11.
     
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    Nicole Addimando hearing adjourned; process to stretch months

    Sept. 11, 2019

    "A hearing to determine if Nicole Addimando should be sentenced under the newly enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act adjourned in Dutchess County Court on Wednesday.

    But the process to make that decision, which would drastically reduce the sentence she would otherwise face, is expected to stretch more than two months, if not longer....

    Addimando in April was found guilty of second-degree murder in the September 2017 death of Christopher Grover, her live-in boyfriend and father to her children. She never denied shooting him, but claimed she did so in self-defense, after years of physical and mental abuse.

    The defense is aiming to prove it is more likely true than not that she was a victim of domestic violence at the time she shot Grover and that the abuse was a major factor in her crime.

    The three-day hearing before Judge Edward McLoughlin was the first step in that process.

    Addimando’s representation now has until Oct. 16 to submit its final statements. The Putnam County District Attorney's Office will then have until Nov. 13 to submit its response. The defense will have two more weeks to submit a final response before their next scheduled court appearance on Nov. 27.

    McLoughlin said he will review the testimony from the hearing, and re-read the nearly 2,000 page trial testimony, at the request of both the prosecution and the defense. When McLoughlin finishes reviewing all of the documents submitted, he will make a decision on Addimando's sentence....

    Just four witnesses were called during the hearing. Two of Addimando’s former therapists and her former landlord all testified to seeing signs of abuse on her body. One of the therapists, Sarah Caprioli, also discussed abusive relationships Addimando allegedly shared with three other men — a maintenance man and two police officers — while she was dating Grover.

    Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier, executive director of Safe Homes of Orange County, was called by the defense Wednesday as a domestic violence expert. When asked if victims can overstate or exaggerate their stories at times, Koystal-Larrier said victims will make false statements to protect themselves or their family, however she said she has not seen examples of victims overstating abuse.

    The prosecution did not call witnesses, but showed a video Grover made for Addimando in May 2014, in which she is seen smiling and pregnant, planting flowers and painting a bedroom. It was taken during a time period in which Addimando claimed she was being abused, the prosecution stated."

    Nicole Addimando hearing adjourned; process to stretch months
     
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    Wednesday, October 16th:
    *Review Hearing (re Sentencing) (@ am ET) – NY – Christopher Grover (30) (Sept. 28, 2017, Poughkeepsie, shot in head) - *Nicole “Nikki” Addimando (28) arrested (9/28/17) charged (10/2/17), indicted (6/27/18) & arraigned (7/2/18) with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree manslaughter, 2nd degree manslaughter & 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon. Plead not guilty. $300K cash or $600K bond.
    Trial started 3/18/19. 12 jurors are 8 women & 4 men; the 6 alternates are 2 women & 4 men. Found guilty.
    Court hearings, jury selection & trial (Days 1-14; 3/18/19-4/4/19) & thru 9/4/19 reference post #186 here:
    GUILTY - NY - Christopher Grover, 30, shot to death, Poughkeepsie, 28 Sept 2017 *Arrest*

    9/9/19 Update: A hearing under the recently enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act before Dutchess County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin began on Monday with two witnesses discussing interactions with Addimando that pointed toward potential signs of abuse. Hearing resumes on 9/10.
    9/10/19 Update: Sarah Caprioli (trauma therapist). Robin Nason (licensed clinical social worker). Faces a maximum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison, but that range could be reduced to 5-to-15 years depending on the outcome of the hearing. Hearing continues on 9/11.
    9/11/19 Update: The defense is aiming to prove it is more likely true than not that she was a victim of domestic violence at the time she shot Grover and that the abuse was a major factor in her crime. The three-day hearing before Judge Edward McLoughlin was the first step in that process. Addimando’s representation now has until Oct. 16 to submit its final statements. The Putnam County District Attorney's Office will then have until Nov. 13 to submit its response. The defense will have two more weeks to submit a final response before their next scheduled court appearance on Nov. 27.

     
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    Wednesday, November 13th:
    *DA deadline for response Hearing (re Sentencing) (@ am ET) – NY – Christopher Grover (30) (Sept. 28, 2017, Poughkeepsie, shot in head) - *Nicole “Nikki” Addimando (28) arrested (9/28/17) charged (10/2/17), indicted (6/27/18) & arraigned (7/2/18) with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree manslaughter, 2nd degree manslaughter & 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon. Plead not guilty. $300K cash or $600K bond.
    Trial started 3/18/19. 12 jurors are 8 women & 4 men; the 6 alternates are 2 women & 4 men. Was found guilty of all charges.
    Court hearings, jury selection & trial (Days 1-14; 3/18/19-4/4/19) & thru 9/4/19 reference post #186 here:
    GUILTY - NY - Christopher Grover, 30, shot to death, Poughkeepsie, 28 Sept 2017 *Arrest*

    9/9/19 Update: A hearing under the recently enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act before Dutchess County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin began on Monday with two witnesses discussing interactions with Addimando that pointed toward potential signs of abuse. Hearing resumes on 9/10.
    9/10/19 Update: Sarah Caprioli (trauma therapist). Robin Nason (licensed clinical social worker). Faces a maximum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison, but that range could be reduced to 5-to-15 years depending on the outcome of the hearing. Hearing continues on 9/11.

    9/11/19 Update: The defense is aiming to prove it is more likely true than not that she was a victim of domestic violence at the time she shot Grover and that the abuse was a major factor in her crime. The three-day hearing before Judge Edward McLoughlin was the first step in that process. Addimando’s representation now has until Oct. 16 to submit its final statements. The Putnam County District Attorney's Office will then have until Nov. 13 to submit its response. Court site shows Addimando will be in court. The defense will have two more weeks to submit a final response before their next scheduled court appearance on Nov. 27.
     
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    Have not heard "what" happened re deadline of 11/13, but another hearing coming up. Not too sure if this is sentencing, but in my notes I have it as a Review hearing re sentencing & sentencing on 12/13.

    11/27/2019 ETM ADDIMANDO, NICOLE 00074-2018 INGRASSIA,J KRAUSE,C MCLOUGHLIN,EDWARD T 125.25-01

    link: on page 3 of 3
    https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/courts/9jd/calendars/DutchessCriminalWeek.pdf
     
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    Wednesday, November 27th:
    *Review Hearing (re Sentencing) (@ am ET) – NY – Christopher Grover (30) (Sept. 28, 2017, Poughkeepsie, shot in head) - *Nicole “Nikki” Addimando (28) arrested (9/28/17) charged (10/2/17), indicted (6/27/18) & arraigned (7/2/18) with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree manslaughter, 2nd degree manslaughter & 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon. Plead not guilty. $300K cash or $600K bond.
    Trial started 3/18/19. 12 jurors are 8 women & 4 men; the 6 alternates are 2 women & 4 men. Trial ended on 4/12/19: Found guilty of all charges. Original sentencing date was 5/20/19, now scheduled for 12/13/19 pending motion for new sentencing.
    For 2nd degree murder: maximum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison; 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon, a charge punishable by 3 ½ years- to 15-years in prison.

    Court hearings, jury selection & trial (Days 1-14; 3/18/19-4/4/19) & thru 9/10/19 reference post #197 here:
    GUILTY - NY - Christopher Grover, 30, shot to death, Poughkeepsie, 28 Sept 2017 *Arrest*
    9/11/19 Update: The defense is aiming to prove it is more likely true than not that she was a victim of domestic violence at the time she shot Grover and that the abuse was a major factor in her crime. The three-day hearing before Judge Edward McLoughlin was the first step in that process. Addimando’s representation now has until Oct. 16 to submit its final statements. The Putnam County District Attorney's Office will then have until Nov. 13 to submit its response. The defense will have two more weeks to submit a final response before their next scheduled court appearance on Nov. 27. Sentencing scheduled for 12/13/19.
     
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    Nicole Addimando to return to court in Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act claim

    The next step in Nicole Addimando's sentencing fight will come in December.
    [.....]
    The court is in the process of deciding if Addimando should be sentenced under the newly enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. To do so would drastically reduce the sentence she would otherwise face.

    Since she last appeared at the conclusion of a three-day hearing on Sept. 12, her representation has turned in its final statement regarding its motion to be considered, and the Putnam County District Attorney's Office has submitted a response. Addimando's attorney's then had until Wednesday to file their own response, in advance of the Dec. 9 appearance.
     
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