GUILTY PA - Jessica Padgett, 32, Northampton County, 21 November 2014

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by los2188, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. TTF14

    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    I agree! Omg, I would have been one of the 1/5th would got out of jury duty. No way I could watch that :(. My admiration goes out to every one of those jury members for putting their own emotional health on the line to get justice for Jessica.

    Off topic, your tag line under your name cracks me up :).
     
  2. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

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    Great job to the jury!
    Although they were not presented with any defense witnesses to form a reasonable doubt for a lesser verdict?

    The defense called no witnesses? Not one? Nothing? How does this happen? Your client pleads not guilty hoping for a lesser charge and the high powered, high winning defense attorney offers nothing to defend this?
    Hoping this does not mean an appeal based on incompetent representation. Especially that his attorney missed the deadline to file the paperwork for the insanity defense.
     
  3. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    what a horrific monstrous act. I am glad I did not know of this case til now.
     
  4. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    Because the defense was asking the jury to believe the killer on his state of mind. No one, outside of a forensic psychiatrist, if they could have found one or spent enough $$$$ to get one to testify, could have possibly corroborated Graf's assertions that he didn't 'intend' the acts.

    Clearly he did intend those acts and that's what the jury ultimately decided, in a record 6 min.
     
  5. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

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    I imagine there will be an appeal. Hope not, but that's his right per our justice system.
     
  6. Richrd

    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    Family sues murderer who abused stepdaughter's corpse

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nor...f/2016/10/family_sues_man_who_killed_ste.html
     
  8. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

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    Every last penny that man had should go to her children.
     
  9. Fukiyama

    Fukiyama Well-Known Member

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    He was married to Jessica's mom, right? Does he have any kids from a previous marriage or with Jessica's mom? Any grandchildren?

    Obviously Graf should pay for his sins by rotting in prison, but do the Padgets really want to sue the rest of the family out of its inheritance?
     
  10. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

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    It is his money, no one else's, including kin. His money should go to Jessica's children. He should not have access to any money from anyone that would give him any benefits in prison. Furthermore, if he wanted to take care of any other kin he should not have taken away a mother to satisfy a necrophiliac desire. It's called consequences. Jessica's family will carry this with them forever. All sides suffer and there are many victim's but that money goes to those children.
     
  11. Richrd

    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    Cable Television Broadcasts :: Wednesday, 3/1 @ 9 P.M. EST, then Repeated (Three Hours Later) on Thursday, 3/2 @ 12 A.M. EST

    Investigation Discovery Channel

    "See No Evil" :: "Vanished at Noon"


    http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/primetime-tv-to-spotlight-lehigh-valley-murder-case/366381567


    Previously:
    Upper Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-48-CR-0000305-2015 :

    Pages 2 & 10, of 12:

    ...Jury finds the Defendant...GUILTY of Criminal Homicide

    ...Sentenced to mandatory Life in Prison,
    without the possibility of parole


    EST = Eastern Standard Time
    F-1 = Felony of the 1st Degree
    LWOP = Life Without Parole
    Necrophilia [neck-row-FEELY-uh] = Sexual Activity with a Corpse
     
  12. strawberry

    strawberry Well-Known Member

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    Wait that's what tonight's episode is about? I was planning on watching but didn't realize it. Thanks!

    ETA: oh wait it's on tomorrow..anyway still thanks!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

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    I thought the episode was well done. Amazing how the actors looked so very similar to all of them.
    The article in our local area suggests the family knew nothing of this show. This was concerning to me. However her mother, husband and friend were interviewed and aired.
    So her sister (maybe half sister) and father were not aware. The article was misinterpreting I think.
     
  14. snowleopard

    snowleopard Well-Known Member

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    I just discovered this case tonight after watching 'See No Evil'. When it became obvious GG did it, I was thinking 'insurance policy' or something similar. The truth blew my mind, really bothered me (I'm still up thinking about it) . I thought 'sleuthing' had jaded me more than that. Usually in most cases I can more or less put myself into the criminal's mind and at least partially understand the thinking...Can't do it here. Wow. But I came on here hoping there had been some sleuthing of potential previous criminal acts by GG. Since it seems s/a post mortem really is the motive (not cover up of activity etc.), I can't imagine that at age 54 GG just decided that this kind of thing was for him. There has to be something similar in his past. Sheesh!
     
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  15. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    strawberry Well-Known Member

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  17. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    I guess life in prison gets pretty dull
     
  18. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

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    MzOpinion8d Former Member

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  20. CluelessWonder

    CluelessWonder Well-Known Member

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    I just learned about this case. I have trouble believing this was his first crime. Has anyone checked into his life? Where did he live at different points in time? I'd love to know if there are any unsolved crimes in places where he resided.
     

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