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

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    During the second day of testimony in Harris’ trial, Brandon Pearson recounted a conversation with Harris inside Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in the days after Carlin-Kraft’s death. Harris ended up there after fleeing into the city from the scene of the slaying, eventually getting arrested by Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office deputies for acting “aggressively and erratically," investigators said.

    Earlier in the day, another witness cast doubt on Harris’ version of the events that led up to Carlin-Kraft’s death.

    At trial in murder of Main Line model, witnesses cast doubt on defendant’s story
     
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    Thank you JerseyGirl! :)
     
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    Thursday, May 9th:
    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 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: Brandon Pearson recounted a conversation with Harris inside Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (he was in bed next to Harris). Khalil Wardack, the medical examiner. Andrew Sanford, Lyft driver who picked Christina & Harris. Trial continues to 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 3: no info yet. Prosecutors are expected to rest today. Trial continues on 5/9.
    *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-cancelled.
    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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    Friday, May 10th:
    *Trial continues (Day 5)-VERDICT WATCH! (@ 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: State witnesses: Brandon Pearson recounted a conversation with Harris inside Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (he was in bed next to Harris). Khalil Wardack, the medical examiner. Andrew Sanford, Lyft driver who picked Christina & Harris. Trial continues to 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 3: Dr. Ralph Riviello, of the Crozer-Keystone Health System & an expert on strangulation, testified on what it’s like to be strangled. A forensic toxicologist (no name). Detective read Harris' confession. Prosecutors rested their case. Defense calls no witnesses & rest their case. Trial continues on 5/9.
    5/9/19 Day 4: Closing arguments. Jury MIGHT have case & deliberating. Continues on 5/10.
     
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    "A man accused of strangling a model in one of Philadelphia's affluent suburbs has been convicted of murder.

    Jonathan Harris told reporters that he believed "justice was served" as he was led out of the courtroom late Thursday. The verdict carries a mandatory life sentence."

    Man convicted in model's death says 'justice was served'
     
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    I can't access the article above ^^

    Was he sentenced the same day or is there another court date?

    TIA! :)
     
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    @lsv7 - is there anything in the court site with his sentencing date?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Bumping up for @lsv7 - any update on Harris' sentencing date?

    TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    Did you disappear @lsv7 - sorry for all the bumps, just curious on what is going on with Harris' sentencing date.

    Have a nice Memorial Day weekend - no hurry - enjoy yourself! [​IMG]

    I have Melton for pretrial on 6/18.
     
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    Me again @lsv7 - [​IMG]

    Anything there for Harris' sentencing date? TIA! :)
     
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    Anyone?
    @JerseyGirl or @cybervampira - can either of you get into PA court sites? I just need the sentencing date for Harris.

    TIA! :)
     
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    Tuesday, June 18th:
    *Pretrial Conference 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. $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 on 4/23/19.
    4/23/19: Trial has been continued. Pretrial conference on 6/18.
    *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 was from May 6 thru 9, 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. 5/9/19: Jurors find him GUILTY of all charges. Sentencing later this year. No update on sentencing date as of 6/17/19.
     

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