NY - Wendy Jerome, 14, raped and killed, Rochester, 22 Nov 1984 *Arrest in 2020*

''District Attorney Doorley said a new trial date will be set. ''

Dec 8 2023 Eriketa Cost News10NBC

''Judge Tom Moran declared a mistrial, due to “misconduct” by more than one juror.''


''Wendy Jerome was brutally murdered and raped nearly 40 years ago. Her body was found outside School 33. The mistrial is leaving many with unanswered questions.

The big question everyone’s asking; what exactly happened and why did it warrant a mistrial? The details remain behind closed doors.''

''From the minute jurors take an oath, they agree to not talk about the case among other jurors or anyone else. They agree to not do their own research or watch the news.''
 
This articles says he is returned to court on Monday - is that for today, 12/11 or next week on 12/18. Can not access article... And if there is a trial for February that they mention.


what I can see:
A new trial will begin on Monday. Williams was accused of murdering and raping 14-year-old Wendy Jerome in 1984 after she left her home on Denver ..

If it is today - I am off to sleep & will correct my notes in the morning!

TIA! Is you can help! :)
 
This articles says he is returned to court on Monday - is that for today, 12/11 or next week on 12/18. Can not access article... And if there is a trial for February that they mention.


what I can see:
A new trial will begin on Monday. Williams was accused of murdering and raping 14-year-old Wendy Jerome in 1984 after she left her home on Denver ..

If it is today - I am off to sleep & will correct my notes in the morning!

TIA! Is you can help! :)
''The trial concluded last Wednesday with a mistrial due to jury misconduct. A decision reached Monday morning agreed upon a new trial start date of Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.''
''District Attorney Sandra Doorley told 13WHAM the jury did not follow the rules set by the judge. She said the new trial would "start from scratch."

Attorneys reconvened in court Monday morning, agreeing to start the new trial with jury selection Feb. 27.

Multiple witnesses had traveled to Rochester from afar to testify in the trial. They will likely need to be brought back in.''
 
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Tuesday, February 27th:
Trial set to begin with Jury Selection (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection begins on 2/27/24.
DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 & Jury selection Day 1-2 (11/28-11/29/23) & Trial Day 1-4 (11/29-12/4/23) reference post #133 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-7

12/6/23 Wednesday, Trial Day 6: A mistrial has been declared in the trial of Williams. Judge Tom Maran said a case of "juror misconduct" was to blame. Visibly irate, Judge Moran chastened the jury for its conduct, without identifying specifics other than some members may have spoken of the case. DA Sandra Doorley declined to say specifically what was the misconduct, except to say that it arose from more than one juror. "It's not just one juror," she said. "It was a jury issue that could not be cured." Williams' defense lawyers requested the mistrial after learning of the issue. New trial date is 2/27/24 with jury selection.
For more info see post #136 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-7
 
Feb 27 2024
Jurors in cold case murder trial admonished to "avoid any media"
''ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Jurors in the second murder trial of Timothy Williams were sent home Tuesday with a strict order from the judge: don’t watch any media.
The cold case murder trial they’re on ended in a mistrial in December because of the actions of at least one juror and the memory of that mistrial appears to be hanging over this trial.

Just before the jury was dismissed, Judge Alex Renzi told the 12 jurors and four alternates, “I’m going to stress to you again and I may sound like a broken record – avoid any media. There is tremendous temptation and it will grow (during the trial) but you can’t do it.”
 
Wednesday, Feb. 28th:
*Trial continues (Day 2) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. 12 jurors & 4 alternates.
Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 & Jury selection Day 1-2 (11/28-11/29/23) & Trial Day 1-4 (11/29-12/4/23) & 12/6/23 reference post #144 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

2/27/24 Tuesday, Trial Day 1/Jury Selection Day 1: 12 jurors & 4 alternates seated. Opening statements by DA Sandra Doorley & defense attorney.
State witness: retired RPD investigator Gary Galetta. He found Wendy's body. No other info available.
For more info see post #145 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8
The biggest witness in the trial is the DNA expert from South Africa. He is scheduled to testify Friday.
Trial continues on Wednesday, 2/28/24.
 
Retired Rochester police homicide investigator Gary Galleta took the stand, testifying to being called to respond to a report of a deceased female. He said when he arrived on scene off Rosewood Terrance, he found Jerome’s body in an alcove near School No. 33 and Webster Avenue. He described the clothing she was wearing as blue jeans, white sneakers, and a heavier black leather ‘winter-type’ coat.
 
Only coming up with Tuesday's trial articles.

Thursday, February 29th:
Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) reference post #146 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

2/28/24 Wednesday, Trial Day 2: State witness: No info available. Trial continues on Thursday, 2/29/24.
 
For Wed., Day 2


Feb. 29, 2024

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A cold case murder trial of Timothy Williams has been so long in the making that the police called to testify are all retired now.

But the murder of teenager Wendy Jerome in Rochester on Thanksgiving night, 1984, is still crystal clear in their minds.

Retired RPD investigator Mike Mazzeo testified at the murder trial Wednesday.

He collected the evidence that, 40 years later, was used for DNA to arrest the defendant, Williams.
[.....]
The mother of the Wendy Jerome testified before Mazzeo. Marlene Jerome recalled that she took a nap after Thanksgiving dinner.
 
Friday, March 1st:
*Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) reference post #146 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

2/28/24 Wednesday, Trial Day 2: State witness: Retired RPD investigator Mike Mazzeo. He collected the evidence that, 40 years later, was used for DNA to arrest the defendant, Williams. Marlene Jerome, Wendy's mother. Trial continues on Thursday, 2/29/24.
For more info see post #149 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

2/29/24 Thursday, Trial Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on Friday, 3/1/24.
The biggest witness in the trial is the DNA expert from South Africa. He is scheduled to testify Friday.
 
Anyone finding some recent articles for this case? All I am coming up with is Day 2 - missing Day 3-2/29/24 & Day 4-3/1/24.

TIA if anyone can find something! :)
 
Monday, March 4th:
*Trial continues (Day 5) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24.
Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) & Trial Day 1-2 (2/27-2/29/24) reference post #146 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

2/29/24 Thursday, Trial Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on Friday, 3/1/24.
3/1/24 Friday, Trial Day 4: State witness: Dr. Nicholas Forbes worked at the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office from 1978 to 2002 & performed autopsy. The jury were shown images from that autopsy. The images included Wendy’s fractured jaw, broken nose, fractured skull, trauma to genitals, and more. Forbes described her cause of death as a result of “blunt force trauma.”
For more info see post #152 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8
Trial continues on Monday, 3/4/24.
 
No new articles on what happened yesterday.... at least I am not coming up with any.

Tuesday, March 5th:
*Trial continues (Day 6) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) & Trial Day 1-4 (2/27-3/1/24) reference post #153 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

3/4/24 Monday, Trial Day 5: State witness: No info available. Trial continues on Tuesday, 3/5/24.
 
For Monday, 3/4/24 - Day 4


Mar. 5, 2024

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) — Testimony continued Monday in the retrial of the man accused of raping and killing 14-year-old Wendy Jerome in Rochester on Thanksgiving Day 1984.

In video captured by police in Florida after arresting him, Timothy Williams could be heard saying "My life is over" and "I should've never answered the door."

Retired Rochester Police Inv. John Brennan took the stand to testify about Williams' arrest and to explain how his DNA was collected.
[.....]
Although he did not have a warrant, Special Agent Chris Sheppard testified that he gathered multiple beverage containers from Williams’ recycling bin for future DNA testing.
 
Still no info on yesterday's trial (3/5/24)

Wednesday, March 6th:
*Trial continues (Day 7) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) & Trial Day 1-4 (2/27-3/1/24) reference post #153 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

3/4/24 Monday, Trial Day 5: State witness: Retired Rochester Police Inv. John Brennan testified about Williams' arrest & to explain how his DNA was collected. Special Agent Chris Sheppard testified that he gathered multiple beverage containers from Williams’ recycling bin for future DNA testing. Trial continues on Tuesday, 3/5/24.
For more info see post #155 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8
3/5/24 Tuesday. Trial Day 6: No info available. Trial continues on Wednesday, 3/6/24.
 
Could not find anything for Tues, 3/4 - Day 6.

Wed, Mar. 5th - Day 7


Mar. 7, 2024
Testimony continues in Troy Parker’s murder, arson trial

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Testimony Wednesday was all about DNA evidence in the cold case murder trial of Timothy Williams, who is accused of killing a 14-year-old girl on Thanksgiving in 1984.

More witnesses for the prosecution testified Wednesday. Several forensic experts who tested the data in the case walked the court through how they gather samples, how they understand the data, and how they determine the quality of the DNA linking Williams to the murder of Wendy Jerome.
[.....]
The jury Wednesday heard how the forensic technology available at the Monroe County crime lab changed over the years. And as it did, DNA samples for cold cases like this one were occasionally retested. The jury heard in great detail how they look at hairs, blood and semen stains to collect data, and then how they vet that dat.
[.....]
Some of Wednesday’s testimony was repeat testimony from that trial — but the court did hear from Monroe County crime lab employee Mara Sommer for the first time.

The final witness for the prosecution will testify Thursday morning. After that, the defense has a chance to call their witnesses. Prosecutors say they’re hoping for closing arguments to begin Thursday.
 
Thursday, March 7th:
*Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) & Trial Day 1-5 (2/27-3/4/24) reference post #156 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

3/5/24 Tuesday. Trial Day 6: No info available. Trial continues on Wednesday, 3/6/24.
3/6/24 Wednesday, Trial Day 7: State witness: Several forensic experts (no names given) re tested the data on how they got DNA samples, how they understood the data & how they determined the quality of the DA linked to Williams. Forensic technology expert from Monroe County Crime Lab employee Mara Sommer. No other info available.
For more info see post #157 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

Trial continues on Thursday, 3/7/24.
 
No info found for yesterday....

Friday, March 8th:
*Trial continues (Day 9) (@ 9:30am ET) – NY – Wendy Jerome (14) (Nov. 22, 1984, raped & severely beaten to death, found later that night lying in an alcove of Schools 33 & 11 at Webster Ave. a couple of blocks from her home) - *Timothy Lee Williams (20 @ time of crime/56/now 59) arrested & charged (9/9/20), indicted (9/28/20) & arraigned (10/22/20) with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder & intention. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
DNA familial search/Williams became a suspect after the New York State crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database & came up with profiles of relatives.
Trial began on 11/29/23 & ended 12/16/23 in a mistrial.
Jury selection began on 2/27/24 & ended on 2/27/24. Trial began on 2/27/24.
Judge Alex Renzi. DA Sandra Doorley & assistant DA Lisa Gray, defense attorneys Don Thompson & Jessica Nacierio.

Court info from 9/9/20 thru 3/9/21 thru 12/6/23 & Jury Selection Day 1 (2/27/24) & Trial Day 1-7 (2/27-3/6/24) reference post #158 here:
https://www.websleuths.co/forums/t...ster-22-nov-1984-arrest-in-2020.265624/page-8

3/7/24 Thursday. Trial Day 8: No info available. Trial continues on Friday, 3/8/24.
 

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