PA - Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, Fatally Strangled, Former Playboy Model, Ardmore, 22 Aug 2018

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  1. lsv7

    lsv7 Active Member

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    Before all the text was blurred because I'm not a subscriber, I saw that the judge denied the motion to suppress his confession, which means that the jury will be able to hear his confession during the trial.
     
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    Judge Rules Confession Will Be Heard in Trial of Murdered Ardmore Model

    March 11, 2019

    "Norristown, PA — A Montgomery County judge ruled on March 8 that the alleged confession of the man accused of murdering Ardmore model Christina Carlin-Kraft will be heard by a jury at trial later this year.

    Judge William R. Carpenter denied accused killer Jonathan Wesley Harris' request to suppress an alleged statement he gave to police detectives on August 29, 2018, in which Harris allegedly admitted to killing Carlin-Kraft in her home on August 22, 2018.

    In this alleged statement, Harris reportedly says he killed Carlin-Kraft, 36, in what he suggested was a dispute over sex and cocaine. After his arrest, Harris allegedly told detectives that she thought having sex was sufficient for payment for the cocaine she acquired from Harris, but he still wanted the cash....

    Since being arrested and charged, Harris has been held without bail. His hearing is tentatively scheduled to begin on May 6...."

    Judge Rules Confession Will Be Heard in Trial of Murdered Ardmore Model
     
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  4. lsv7

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    It's looking like Melton's trial is going to be delayed again, but there is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for 4/17/2019.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Wednesday, April 17th:
    *Final Pretrial Hearing (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. Plead not guilty. $25K bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial was to start 2/27 moved to 3/6/19 and then moved to 4/23/19.
    2/27/19 Day 2: Due to weather conditions, trial has been moved to 3/6/19. 3/6/19: Defense asks for continuance, granted. Trial will start on 4/23/19. Final Pretrial hearing on 4/17.

    *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) with 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    A trial is scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019.
    12/7/18: Waived the reading of the charges as he entered a not guilty plea. DA will not seek DP.

    12/20/18 Update: Suppression hearing set for 3/8/19. Charged with felony strangulation. Suppression of confession denied. Next hearing 5/6.
     
  6. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Don't know if this is still a go.... but will post anyway until someone tells me any different! :)

    Tuesday, April 23rd:
    *Trial set to begin (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial was to start 2/27 moved to 3/6/19 & now moved to 4/23/19.
    *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    A trial is scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019.
    12/7/18: Waived the reading of the charges as he entered a not guilty plea. DA will not seek DP.
    12/20/18 Update: Suppression hearing set for 3/8/19. 3/8/19: Charged with felony strangulation. Suppression of confession denied. Next hearing 5/6.
     
  7. Niner

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    Wednesday, April 24th:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial was to start 2/27 moved to 3/6/19 & now moved to 4/23/19.
    4/23/19 Day 1: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/24.
    *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    A trial is scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019.
    Court hearings from 12/7/18 thru 12/20/18 reference post #66 here:
    PA - Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, Fatally Strangled, Former Playboy Model, Ardmore, 22 Aug 2018
    Next hearing on 5/6.
     
  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Anyone "hear" anything on this case? TIA! :)
     
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    @YESorNO - you're good at finding stuff - finding anything on this case?

    TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    No-couldn't find any more news
     
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  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Okay - than I'll keep posting this until further notice.... :)

    Thursday, April 25th:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial started on 4/23/19.

    4/23/19 Day 1: No info yet could be jury selection. Trial continues on 4/24.
    4/24/19 Day 2: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/25.
    *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs. A trial is scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019. 12/7/18: Waived the reading of the charges as he entered a not guilty plea. DA will not seek DP. 12/20/18 Update: Suppression hearing set for 3/8/19. 3/8/19: Charged with felony strangulation. Suppression of confession denied. Next hearing 5/6.
     
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    Friday, April 26th:
    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial started on 4/23/19.
    4/23/19 Day 1: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/24.
    4/24/19 Day 2: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/25.

    4/25/19 Day 3: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/26.
     
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    @lsv7 - can you find anything on whether this trial is going on? TIA!

    And I shall keep posting this until I hear otherwise. :)

    Monday, April 29th:
    *Trial continues (Day 5) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. (not related to her murder). Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial started on 4/23/19.
    4/23/19 Day 1: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/24.
    4/24/19 Day 2: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/25.
    4/25/19 Day 3: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/26.
    4/26/19 Day 4: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/29.
    *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    A trial is scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019.
    Court hearings from 12/7/18 thru 12/20/18 reference post #66 here:
    PA - Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, Fatally Strangled, Former Playboy Model, Ardmore, 22 Aug 2018
    3/8/19 Update: Next trial scheduled to start on 5/6.
     
  14. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well.... no information on this, but I guess I'll just keep posting until "someone" tells me different! :)

    Tuesday, April 30th:
    *Trial continues (Day 6) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – only for *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. (not related to her murder). Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial started on 4/23/19.
    4/23/19 Day 1: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/24.
    4/24/19 Day 2: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/25.
    4/25/19 Day 3: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/26.
    4/26/19 Day 4: No info yet. Trial continues on 4/29.
    4/29/19 Day 5: No idea what is going on with this trial. Have had NO updates.
    *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    A trial is scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019.
    Court hearings from 12/7/18 thru 12/20/18 reference post #66 here:
    PA - Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, Fatally Strangled, Former Playboy Model, Ardmore, 22 Aug 2018
    3/8/19 Update: Next trial scheduled to start on 5/6.


     
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    Until I hear anything different - I'm going to stop posting this.

    So - please if anyone sees anything - of course - post! :)
     
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    Monday, May 6th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – Only for *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    A trial was scheduled for May 6 thru the 13, 2019, has been continued.
    12/7/18: Waived the reading of the charges as he entered a not guilty plea. DA will not seek DP.
    12/20/18 Update: Suppression hearing set for 3/8/19.
    3/8/19 Update: The Judge added a felony strangulation charge against Jonathan Harris. Motion to suppress confession denied. Next hearing set for 5/6/19.

    *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. No bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial was to start 2/27 moved to 3/6/19, then moved to 4/23/19
    2/27/19 Day 2: Due to weather conditions, trial has been moved to 3/6/19. 3/6/19: Defense asks for continuance, granted. Trial will start on 4/23/19. Pretrial hearing on 4/17. No info on trial since 4/29.
     
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    Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Main Line Model

    The jury was picked today, and they gave their opening statements. The video is more informative than the article. Based on the defense's opening statement, Harris is claiming to not remember what happened. Christina's boyfriend and police have already testified. According to police, Harris attempted to cover the body with blankets, which shows that he did know that Christina was dead. One of Harris' friends is expected to testify that Harris confessed to him.

    Melton's trial did not happen yet. He's on the schedule for a pre-trial conference on 6/18. He has waived his right to a prompt trial. From what I understand, the pre-trial conference was automatically scheduled for 60 days after it was supposed to take place originally.
     
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    Tuesday, May 7th:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – Only for *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    Trial started 5/6/19.
    5/6/19 Day 1: Jury selected. Opening statements. State witnesses: LE, Kraft’s boyfriend. Trial continues on 5/7.
    *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. No bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW.
    Trial was to start 2/27 moved to 3/6/19 then moved to 4/23/19.
    2/27/19 Day 2: Due to weather conditions, trial has been moved to 3/6/19. 3/6/19: Defense asks for continuance, granted. Trial will start on 4/23/19. Pretrial hearing on 4/17. 5/5/19: Another continuance. Pretrial conference on 6/18.
     
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    Any updates on "what" happened in court yesterday?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Wednesday, May 8th:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ ET) – PA – Christina Carlin-Kraft (36) (Aug. 18, 2018, Ardmore; found Aug. 22, 2018 for wellness check) – Only for *Jonathan Wesley Harris (31) arrested (8/22/18), charged & arraigned (11/28/18) on 1st degree murder, robbery & charged (3/8/19) with felony strangulation in the death of Carlin-Kraft. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will not seek DP.
    He later confessed to LE to beating & choking her to death over drugs.
    Trial started 5/6/19.
    5/6/19 Day 1: Jury selected. Opening statements. State witnesses: LE, Kraft’s boyfriend. Trial continues on 5/7.
    5/7/19 Day 2: No info yet. Trial continues to 5/8.
    *Andre Melton (31) a warrant for arrest issued (8/21/18) arrested & charged (12/5/18) & arraigned (12/6/18) with burglary, criminal trespassing, & receiving stolen property. $25K bond. No bond. (not related to her murder).
    Accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry, the victim's keys, Social Security card credit cards, and high-end handbags. Additionally, he is charged with stealing the title to a BMW. Trial was to start 2/27 moved to 3/6/19 then moved to 4/23/19. 2/27/19 Day 2: Due to weather conditions, trial has been moved to 3/6/19. 3/6/19: Defense asks for continuance, granted. Trial will start on 4/23/19. Pretrial hearing on 4/17. 5/5/19: Pretrial conference on 6/18.
     

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