Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by joe jones, Nov 7, 2011.
jury selection begins
there are 8 defendants not 6 as I originally posted, 2 of them pled guilty to murder in a plea deal just before trial was to start
motion hearing ongoing, one of the defendants got a bit exercised in court, his statement to LE still gets to be admitted at trial
jury selected, opening statements Monday
much more information about the case, with the surveillance video of the murderers wandering the halls looking for the victims
victim and her drug dealing from trial today
more from trial
These robbers, turned killers, were just total idiots werent they? Unbelievable.
So what exactly was the plan here then? I'm confused. Was EVERYONE in on it, but they just didnt realize it?
it is all getting a bit messy, possible mistrial due to recaltrant witness,
Crazy stuff there. Based on that articles info though, I dont think there would be a mistrail, or if there was, it would not be with prejudice.
no mistrial, judge told jury to disregard the testimony of the witness who refused to testify when the defence were to cross examine him
prosecution has rested
did they clear up who was in on the burglary and who wasnt? That article I read earlier about that one defendant's testimony was clear as mud. Did they intend to kill them all along or was that really just a panic/spur of the moment thing?
seems from what the ME testified to that Rian was executed, with the gun actually touching her skull, the state seems to feel this shows she was not in on it as it was not a robbery gone wrong, or not her accomplices deciding to shoot her as the planned robbery she was in on went wrong
I am totally flummoxed still as to what did happen, or even what the original plan was, if they intended to rob them they why not wait until they were either in the apartment or right at the door to get access to the drugs and cash, the attack was outside the apartment and one of the victims was shot as he ran from the attackers, the attackers (now murderers) then fled not even attempting to grab any cash or drugs,
just seems very bizarre to me, to me it was more like an execution and the robbery that wasn't done was the after thought to the execution
thus once they had killed the victims the after thought robbery was of less importance and the attackers fled
I do hope the state now prosecutes the witness who was a part of the conspiracy to the full extent of the law and removes his plea deal after he refused to testify fully
the prosecutor was cross examined by defence, all 3 defendants have decided not to testify
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