Trials & Sentencings set to begin in OCTOBER, 2020

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    Thursday, October 1st:
    *Trial continues (Day 5) (Day 7 on twitter) (@ 9am CT) - NE - Sydney Loofe (24) (Nov. 15, 2017, Lincoln; found Dec. 4 & 5, 2017) – *Bailey M. Boswell (23/now 25) charged & indicted (6/11/18) & arraigned (8/6/18) with 1st degree murder & improper disposal of human remains & charged (3/1/19) & recharged with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began with jury selection on 9/23/20 & trial began on 9/25/20. (thru 10/16/20). Saline County to Lexington, Dawson County for trial. Jurors: 8 men & 7 women.
    Court info & Jury Selection (thru Day 2) & Trial (thru Day 3) 3/3/20 thru 9/29/20 reference post #496 here:
    Found Deceased - NE - Sydney Loofe, 24, brutally murdered, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2017 *Aubrey Trail GUILTY* #4

    9/29/20 Day 4 of Trial (day 6 on twitter): State witnesses: Hunter Birdsall, general manager at Days Inn in Spencer, Iowa. Who recognized Aubrey Trail & Bailey Boswell as they were on the run. She saw on Facebook that they were people of interest in a missing person case & they stayed there Nov. 22-26, 2017. Jennie Bloom. Works at a hotel in Ames, Iowa where Trail & Boswell stayed Nov. 26-29, 2017. She said it was a few days later that she went home after her shift & got on social media, there she saw a story about Sydney Loofe & clicked on the story. She saw Trail & Boswell’s mugshots and knew they were at her hotel so she called the tip line. Jackie Haan with the FBI. She got involved in the case on Nov. 29 when they searched the hotel in Ames looking for Boswell & Trail. She was the photographer that day. FBI Special Agent Dana Kreeger. FBI Special Agent Scott Bakken. Special Agent Mike Maseth. The jury watched the video of Boswell & Trail that they posted to social media on Nov. 29th, that ultimately led police to their arrest in Branson. DA showed the jury Boswell & Sydney's Tinder conversation the day before their first date. LPD Investigator Bob Hurley. Hurley's experience & history which includes working with phone signals & data since cell phones first came around. Hurley told investigators to search the areas where it appeared the cell phones had slowed down, and a short time later is when they found the first of 14 body parts of Sydney Loofe, her arm. Lt. Cory Townsend with NSP. Lead the search area by foot in Clay County on Dec. 14, 2017. Trial continues to 10/1/20.
    *Aubrey C. Trail (51/now 53) – Found guilty of all charges 7/8/19. A 3-judge panel will hear penalty phase. 11/15/19: Judge denies Trail’s death penalty challenge. Judge denies motion for new trial. Aggravation & Mitigation hearings on 12/15 thru 12/18/20.
     
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    Thursday, October 1st:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ 10am CT) – OH – DelVante Johnson (19), Toshaun Banks (21) & DeVaughn Gibson (23) (Dec. 31, 2018, Cleveland) - *Tevin Biles-Thomas (24/now 26) arrested (9/11/19), indicted (8/28/19), charged (8/29/19) & arraigned (9/13/19) with 6 counts of murder, 3 counts of voluntary manslaughter, 5 counts of felonious assault & 1 count of perjury. Plead not guilty. $1M Cash/Surety bond. Bond modified (12/18/19) to $100K. Posted bond (12/19/19).
    Trial began on 9/30/20
    Court info from 8/30/19 thru 8/27/20 reference post #57 here:
    OH -Delvante Johnson, Toshaun Banks, Devaughn Gibson dead, Tevin Biles-Thomas *charged*, 30 Aug 2019

    9/3/20 Update: Defendant in court, via video conferencing. Counsel Jose Patituce present, Prosecutor Greg Mussman present. Pretrial held. Final pretrial set for 9/24/20 at 10am. Reason for continuance: ongoing discussions between defense counsel & the State. In an effort to reduce community spread of COVID-19, final pretrial to be held by Zoom. Trial remains set for 9/30/20 at 9am at the request of defendant. 9/2/20: State's motion for an order to submit DNA specimen.
    9/24/20 Update: Trial starts on 9/30/20.
    9/30/20 Trial Day 1: Jury selection began. ?? Trial continues to 10/1/20.
     
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    Update!

    Thursday, October 1st:
    *Sentencing (re murder) (@ am PT) – UT– Tony (31) & Katherine Crane Butterfield (30) (April 18, 2020, West Jordan, apparent home invasion) – only for *Albert Enoch Johnson (31) wanted (4/20/20) for questioning & arrested (4/22/20 in Stockton, Ca. by U.S. Marshalls) on a fugitive warrant & charged (5/6/20) with 2 counts each of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice & use of a firearm by a restricted person. Held without bail.
    *Charged (8/6/20) with 1st degree felony aggravated robbery.
    The attack on Tony and Katherine took place at the back of the home, police said. Tony was found shot to death in the backyard, Katherine in the back doorway. The couple’s three children – aged four, two, and six months old – were in the home at the time of the murder but are unharmed.
    Court info from 4/24/20 thru 5/6/20 reference post #101 here:
    UT - Tony & Katherine Butterfield, murdered at home, West Jordan, 18 Apr 2020

    5/8/20 Update: Made first court appearance for a preliminary hearing via teleconference. Appointed public defender. No plea entered. Next court hearing on 5/29. 5/29/20 Update: Pretrial hearing on 8/7/20.
    8/7/20 Update: On Sept. 7, three men with guns went into the 7-Eleven, 9657 S. State, & robbed the store of multiple packs of cigarettes & $60 cash. After the robbery, Johnson jumped a fence, got into a gray vehicle and drove off, according to charging documents. Johnson's wife told investigators that her husband drove a gray Toyota Corolla, the charges state. Johnson was charged Thursday in 3rd District Court with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Will face these charges on 8/7/20. Next hearing for double murder on 8/21/20. 8/21/20 Update: Agreed to a plea deal, sentencing on 10/1/20.
    10/1/20 Update: A Utah judge imposed a sentence of life-in-prison without the possibility of parole. Johnson accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors that let him avoid the potential for the death penalty in exchange for guilty pleas to two counts of aggravated murder.
    *Sina Anne Johnson (29/now 30) – Plead guilty to attempted obstruction of justice for cleaning up her husband’s bloody clothes. third-degree felony carries a possibility for a zero to 5-year prison sentence & up to a $5,000 fee, according to court documents filed in 3rd District Court. However, the prison term was suspended so long as Johnson complies with the terms of her probation. Additionally, she was granted time served for the 102 days she served in the jail. Johnson was put on a 36-month probation in which she can have no contact with her husband, witnesses, or the victim’s family and cooperates with the state in her husband’s case, among other probationary items.
     
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    Trials & Sentencings for the week of Monday, Oct. 5th thru Friday, Oct. 9th:

    Monday, October 5th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 8:30am CT) – IN – Curtis Gilbert Collman III (8) (June 21, 2018, Jackson County; dies of meth overdose (180 times the lethal does, thought it was cereal) – *Curtis Gilbert Collman II (41/now 43) “father” arrested (6/21/18), charged (6/26/18) & Arraigned (6/29/18) with neglect of a dependent causing death, pointing a firearm, possession of meth, intimidation & theft. Also charged with failure to maintain his sexual registration status. Stems from a 2006 conviction of a Class D felony of sexual misconduct with a minor. $51,510 cash only bail.
    Refused to call 911 & threatened others who tried to call. Faces 20-40 years in prison.
    Trial was set to begin on 6/8/20 cancelled due to COVID-19 to 10/5/20.

    1/21/20: Order on Hearing. Motion for trial continuance-granted. State appears. Defendant appears in custody and by counsel, Alan L. Marshall. Hearing held. The States Motion to Amend the Information to add the habitual enhancement is accepted by the Court. No objection from the Defense. The Court now allows Alan L. Marshall to withdraw as counsel of record for the Defendant. The Court now reset's this for Jury Trial on June 8, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Next hearing on 2/5/20.
    2/5/20 Update: On 5/14/20 Motion to amend info; Judicial motion to cancel trial set on 6/8 due to COVID-19 has been reset to 10/5/20.


    *Trial set to begin (2 days) (@ 9am ET) – VA – Stephen Dale Meek II (2) (Jan. 11, 2019, Christiansburg; sexually abused & blunt force trauma, died Jan. 13, 2019) – for *McKenzie Kyle Hellman (25) (BF) arrested (1/13/19) & charged (1/17/19) with felony murder, 2 counts aggravated sexual battery, inanimate sexual penetration, accessory to forcible sodomy, possession of child pornography & 2 counts of accessory before the fact to produce, distribution & possession of child pornography. Held without bond.
    Trial set to begin on 10/5/20 & 10/6/20.
    Court info from 2/28/19 thru 12/20/19 reference post #74 here:
    VA - Steven Dale Meek II, 2, sexually abused, died of brutal trauma, Jan 11 2019

    1/28/20 Update: Grand Jury returns True Bill. Next hearing on 2/11. 2/11/20: Set trial dates for 6/22 & 6/23/20. Next Pretrial Motions hearing on 4/28.
    4/28/20 Update: Due to coronavirus the pretrial hearing on 4/28 has been cancelled. Trial on 6/22/20 has been cancelled, instead a motion hearing set for 6/22/20.
    6/22/20 Update: Hearing held. Trial is set to begin for 2 days on 10/5 & 10/6/20.
    *Kayla Nicole Thomas (25) “mom” – Plea hearing is on 8/26/20.


    *Trial set to begin (@ 8am CT) – TX – Bryson Edwards (3) (Jan. 12, 2019, Dallas, stabbed by father; mom injured, fled apt with 7 year old girl) - *Brandon Demone Edwards (35/now 37) arrested (1/12/19), indicted & arraigned (1/28/19) on capital murder of a person under 10 yrs old & aggravated assault with a weapon. Plead not guilty. $1M bond (murder) $750K bond (assault). Out on bond.
    Trial was set to begin on 1/21/20 moved to 6/22/20 was continued to 10/5/20.

    *Trial continues (Day 7) (Day 9 on twitter) (@ 9am CT) - NE - Sydney Loofe (24) (Nov. 15, 2017, Lincoln; found Dec. 4 & 5, 2017) – *Bailey M. Boswell (23/now 25) charged & indicted (6/11/18) & arraigned (8/6/18) with 1st degree murder & improper disposal of human remains & charged (3/1/19) & recharged (8/19/19) with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began with jury selection on 9/23/20 & trial began on 9/25/20. (thru 10/16/20). Saline County to Lexington, Dawson County for trial. Jurors: 8 men & 7 women.
    Court info & Jury Selection (thru Day 2) & Trial (thru Day 5) 3/3/20 thru 10/1/20 reference post #508 here:
    Found Deceased - NE - Sydney Loofe, 24, brutally murdered, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2017 *Aubrey Trail GUILTY* #4

    10/2/20 Day 6 of Trial (Day 8 on twitter): State witnesses: Nebraska State Patrol Lieutenant Lonnie Connelly to talk about his involvement in searching ditches for Sydney's body. Melissa Helligso, a forensic DNA analyst from UNMC testified. She walked the jury through a PowerPoint presentation on what DNA is. Judge dismissed the jurors early today for their weekend. Trial continues to 10/5/20.
    *Aubrey C. Trail (51/now 53) – Found guilty of all charges 7/8/19. A 3-judge panel will hear penalty phase. 11/15/19: Judge denies Trail’s death penalty challenge. Judge denies motion for new trial. Aggravation & Mitigation hearings on 12/15 thru 12/18/20.


    Tuesday, October 6th:
    *Trial set to begin (Telephonic) (@ 9am CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found in Hebron, in burned out car) - for *Connor Ralland Kerner (17/now 19) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial set to begin on 10/6/20. (Tuesdays thru Fridays for up to 2 weeks).
    Court info from 3/4/19 thru 8/20/20 reference post #84 here:
    Found Deceased - IN - Thomas Grill Jr., 18, & Molley Lanham, 19, St. John, Lake County, 25 Feb 2019 *arrests*

    8/31/20 Update: Hearing held. 9/1/20: Request for Subpoena Duces Tecum filed. 9/2/20: Motion to Substitute Party. Order directing Clerk to issue subpoena duces tecum. Next Hearing on Motion in Limine on 9/21/20.
    9/21/20 Update: Attorneys reached agreement on a series of questions about what testimony should be allowed in the trial. At issue was what testimony might be prejudicial to Kerner’s defense. Judge Bradford also set out rules for the trial, which is set to begin Oct. 6. Jurors will be selected at the Porter County Expo Center, to facilitate social distancing. Because of the pandemic, the public will not be allowed inside. Two seats are being set aside for the media to represent the public. Only one chair each will be allowed for the victim’s family & the defendant’s family. Masks will be required at all times except when witnesses are testifying. Next trial starts on 10/6/20.
    Accomplice:
    *John Salvadore Silva II (17/now 19) arrested & charged (5/22/20) with 2 counts of felony murder in the perpetration of a robbery. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    8/10/20: Status hearing. 8/10/20: Next pretrial conference hearing on 8/31/20. 8/31/20 Update: Update: Motion for continuance. 9/4/20: Motion for continuance-granted. Next status hearing on 10/5/20.


    Thursday, October 8th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 1:30pm MT) – CO – Baby Faith (newborn) (August 21, 1996 found on the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir) - *Jennifer Katalinich aka Jennifer Tjornehoj (19 @ time of crime/42) arrested & charged (11/5/19) with 1st degree murder (victim under 12) & 2nd degree murder. $25K bond posted & surrendered her passport.
    Infant's DNA was input into a public genealogy database found match (GEDMatch).
    11/5/19 Update: Next disposition hearing 1/21/20. 1/21/20: Katalinich's attorney David Mestas asked Eighth Judicial District Judge Susan Blanco to set Katalinich's next hearing at least 75 days out, citing "further discovery" in the case that needs to be investigated. Has not entered a plea yet. Next Preliminary hearing on 4/8. 4/1/20: Preliminary hearing on 4/8 has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Next Disposition hearing on 5/28.
    5/28/20 Update: Katalinich's attorneys, David Mestas & Andy Gavaldon, subpoenaed Larimer County Coroner Dr. James Wilkerson before the court Thursday, where Wilkerson produced original documents from his office regarding the case. Katalinich's June 29 disposition hearing was set for at least 30 minutes to allow time for possible victim impact statements. She remains out on bond.
    6/29/20 Update: Katalinich plead guilty to 2 amended charges: one count of criminally negligent homicide of an at-risk juvenile — a Class 4 felony — and another count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class 6 felony. Together, the charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Her sentence will be determined at a hearing Oct. 8. Until then, she'll remain out of custody on a $25K bond.


     
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    Update!

    Monday, October 5th:
    *Trial set to begin-CONTINUED! (@ 8am CT) – TX – Bryson Edwards (3) (Jan. 12, 2019, Dallas, stabbed by father; mom injured, fled apt with 7 year old girl) - *Brandon Demone Edwards (35/now 37) arrested (1/12/19), indicted & arraigned (1/28/19) on capital murder of a person under 10 yrs old & aggravated assault with a weapon. Plead not guilty. $1M bond (murder) $750K bond (assault). Out on bond.
    Trial was to begin on 10/5/20 was rescheduled to 1/11/21.
    10/5/20 Update: Trial has been rescheduled to 1/11/21.
     
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    Update! A very late update in the court site...

    Wednesday, Sept. 30th:
    *Trial was set to begin-CONTINUED! (@ 10am CT) – OH – DelVante Johnson (19), Toshaun Banks (21) & DeVaughn Gibson (23) (Dec. 31, 2018, Cleveland) - *Tevin Biles-Thomas (24/now 26) arrested (9/11/19), indicted (8/29/19), charged (8/29/19) & arraigned (9/13/19) with 6 counts of murder, 3 counts of voluntary manslaughter, 5 counts of felonious assault & 1 count of perjury. Plead not guilty. $1M Cash/Surety bond. Bond modified (12/18/19) to $100K. Posted bond (12/19/19).
    Trial was began on 9/30/20 continued due COVID-19 & reset to 11/16/20.
    Court info from 8/30/19 thru 9/24/20 reference post #57 here:
    OH -Delvante Johnson, Toshaun Banks, Devaughn Gibson dead, Tevin Biles-Thomas *charged*, 30 Aug 2019

    9/24/20 Update: Defendant in court via video conferencing. Counsel Joe Patituce present. Prosecutor Greg Mussman present. Sgt. Aaron Reese present. Pretrial conference hearing continued to 10/21/20 at 9am - reason - Trial continuance. Due to COVID-19 pretrial to be held by phone. Trial previously set for 9/30/20 is reset to 11/16/20 at 9am at the request of the Court.
     
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    Update!

    Thursday, October 8th:
    *Trial continues (Day 4)-VERDICT! (@ 8:30am CT) – IN – Curtis Gilbert Collman III (8) (June 21, 2018, Seymour, Jackson County; dies of meth overdose (18,000 nanograms, 180 times the lethal does, thought it was cereal) – *Curtis Gilbert Collman II (41/now 43) “father” arrested (6/21/18), charged (6/26/18) & arraigned (6/29/18) with neglect of a dependent causing death, pointing a firearm, possession of meth, intimidation & theft. Also charged with failure to maintain his sex offender registration status. Stems from a 2006 conviction of a Class D felony of sexual misconduct with a minor. $51,510 cash only bail.
    Refused to call 911 & threatened others who tried to call. Faces 20-40 years in prison.
    Trial began on 10/5/20 & ended 10/8/20 with a guilty verdict on all charges.

    Court info from 1/21/20 thru 5/14/20 & trial from 10/5/20 to 10/6/20 (thru Day 2) reference post #81 here:
    GUILTY - IN - Curtis Collman III, 8, died after mistaking meth for cereal, Jackson Co., 21 Jun 2018

    10/7/20 Day 3 of Trial: No info available. Trial continues on 10/8/20.
    10/8/20 Day 4 of Trial: Closing arguments. Jury received case. The seven-man, five-woman panel returned with that verdict after deliberations of less than two hours & returned a verdict of guilty Thursday of neglect of a dependent causing death. The jury also found Collman guilty on 4 additional counts: intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony, possession of methamphetamine between 10 & 28 grams, a Level 4 felony; and Class A misdemeanor charges of theft & pointing a firearm at another person. After the jury returned with the verdict, they were also asked to determine if Collman was guilty of being an habitual offender since he had prior convictions for sexual misconduct with a minor in August 2009 & dealing in cocaine or narcotic drugs in February 2011. They returned with a guilty verdict on that offense, which means Collman could get a sentence of up to 60 years. Collman’s sentencing hearing is set for 9am on Nov. 5.
     
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    Update!

    Thursday, October 8th:
    *Sentencing Hearing-CONTINUED! (@ 8:30am MT) – CO – Baby Faith (newborn) (August 21, 1996 found on the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir) - *Jennifer Katalinich aka Jennifer Tjornehoj (19 @ time of crime/42) arrested & charged (11/5/19) with 1st degree murder (victim under 12) & 2nd degree murder. $25K bond posted & surrendered her passport.
    Infant's DNA was input into a public genealogy database found match (GEDMatch)
    Court info from 11/5/19 thru 5/28/20 reference post #24 here:
    GUILTY - CO - Larimer Co., 'Baby Faith' Newborn Fem 557UFCO, in reservoir, Aug'96 *arrest*

    6/29/20 Update: Katalinich plead guilty to 2 amended charges: one count of criminally negligent homicide of an at-risk juvenile — a Class 4 felony — and another count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class 6 felony. Together, the charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Her sentence will be determined at a hearing Oct. 8. Until then, she'll remain out of custody on a $25K bond.
    10/8/20 Update: Sentencing was rescheduled on 10/22/20 due to her being in quarantine due to COVID exposure.
     
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    Trials & Sentencings for the week of Tuesday, Oct. 13th thru Friday, Oct. 16th:

    Tuesday, October 13th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (via Zoom) (@ 9am ET) – IN – Tammy Jo Blanton (46) (Sept. 11, 2014, Jeffersonville) – *Joseph Albert Oberhansley (33/now 39) arrested (9/11/14) & charged (9/15/14) with 1st degree murder, felony burglary & 3rd degree rape. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA seeks DP. DA has taken DP off the table (6/28/19).
    Trial began on 9/8/20 with Jury selection (Jury will be picked from Allen County & trial will be in Clark County – jury selection should take about 3 days.) Jury: 12 jurors & 4 alternates. Trial began on 9/11/20 and ended 9/18/20 when jurors deliberated for about 5 hours & gave verdict of guilty of murder, guilty of burglary & not guilty of rape. Sentencing phase hearing on 9/21/20.
    Trial info of Jury selection & Trial 9/11/20-9/18/20 (Days 1-6) reference post #238 here:
    GUILTY - IN - Tammy Blanton, 46, murdered, mutilated, Jeffersonville, 11 Sept 2014

    9/21/20 Update: Sentencing phase begins. Judge read the jury instructions. Defense attorney Brent Westerfield up first for penalty phase. Defense called Dr. Timothy Allen, a psychiatrist, to the stand. The witness specializes in mental illness & forensic psychiatry. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull cross-examined the psychiatrist. Heather Henderson-Galligan, a psychologist. She met with Oberhansley about a week after his arrest Sept. 11, 2014. Oberhansley briefly spoke to jury, saying that he wasn't represented well & said he plans to appeal. His attorneys said Friday there are plans to appeal. Oberhansley also said he wasn't guilty of the charges & that "I do feel horrible for what happened to Tammy * I do care about her," Oberhansley said. Prosecutor Mull asked the jury to find burglary & dismemberment as aggravating factors & sentence Oberhansley to life without parole. Defense attorney Westerfeld then spoke to jury, saying that mental illness as a mitigating factor. "Mental illness explains this case," he said. He asked the jury to allow the judge to impose a sentence rather than choose life in prison. The jury deliberated for less than an hour. Jury recommend Oberhansley serve life without parole. A formal sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13 in Clark County Circuit Court.

    *Charged (7/29/13) with strangulation & resisting LE.
    *Charged (7/23/14) with criminal recklessness & resisting LE.
    Court information from 8/19/19 thru 8/31/20 reference post #173 here:
    GUILTY - IN - Tammy Blanton, 46, murdered, mutilated, Jeffersonville, 11 Sept 2014

    8/31/20 Update: Other charges hearing on 9/24/20. 9/24/20 Update: hearing continued to 11/30/20.


    *Re-Trial set to begin (@ am ET) – NY – Leslie Neulander (61) (Sept. 17, 2012, Dewitt) – *Dr. M. Robert Neulander (63/now 72) (husband) found guilty (4/2/15) of 2nd degree murder & tampering with evidence. Sentenced (7/30/15) to 20 years to life in prison. Wins appeal (6/29/18) for new trial re juror (#12) misconduct. $1M bail, out on bail 7/13/18.
    Trial set to begin on 10/13/20.
    6/1/20 Update: A defense witness are more is unavailable, re trial has been moved to 10/13/20.


    *Trial set to begin (@ 9:30am ET) – FL – Kameela Russell (41) (May 15, 2019, last see in driveway of Aunt’s house, found 5/25/19 in Snake Creek canal) - *Ernest Joseph Roberts (39/now 41) arrested (6/14/19), charged (6/13/19), indicted (7/17/19) & arraigned (7/18/19) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DP Case.
    Trial set to begin on 10/13/20.

    *Trial set to re-begin (Day 9) (@ 9am PT) – CA – Denise Lampe (19) (April 1, 1976, Daly City) – *Leon Melvin Seymour (30 @ time of crime/72/now 73) charged (11/16/18) & arraigned (12/18/18) with 1st degree murder with use of deadly weapon, 1 count of attempt or use of deadly weapon, 1 count of torture & 1 count to 2 prior offenses (enhancement). Plead not guilty. $10M bond. No bond (12/14/18).
    Is being housed at Coalinga State Hospital as a sexually violent predator for other kidnappings & sexually assaults going back decades. DNA match.
    Trial began on 3/2/20. Put on hold 3/16/20 due to coronavirus. Restart on 7/8/20, continued to 10/13/20 (Day 9). Court dark on Fridays.

    Court info from 3/2/20 thru 9/15/20 reference post #46 here:
    CA - Denise Lampe, 19, stabbed to death, Daly City, 1976 *ARREST in 2018*

    10/7/20 Update: Present Judge Lisa Novak, defendant & attorney Paul Demeester. Trial is set to restart on 10/13/20 (Day 9) with read back & Opening statements.


    *Trial set to begin (murder) (@ 8:30am ET) – MD – Bayarsaikham Tudev (53), Jose Hidalgo Romero (34) & Enis Mrvoljak (48) (Oct. 18, 2017, Edgewood; workplace shooting at Advance Granite Solutions-5 shot, 2 survived: Enoc Villegas Sosa & Jose Roberto Flores Gillen survived ) – *Radee Labeeb Prince (37/now 40) arrested & charged (10/18/17), indicted (1/3/18) & arraigned (11/19/18) with 3 counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder, use of felony in a violent crime & illegal possession of a firearm. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial (murder) set to begin on 10/13/20
    In Delaware charged & convicted of shooting an acquaintance: Trial was 5/8/18, charged with attempted murder, jury found him guilty of attempted manslaughter. Sentenced (8/31/18) to 40 years in prison.

    Court hearings from 1/28/19 thru 8/31/20 reference post #54 here:
    MD - Three killed, 2 injured in workplace shooting, Edgewood, 18 Oct 2017 *GUILTY in Delaware*

    10/8/20 Update: Next jury trial to begin on 10/13/20.

    *Charged (9/19/19) with 2nd degree assault on DOC employee.
    Trial (assault) was set to begin on 4/23/20-cancelled due to COVID-19 & rescheduled on 1/11/21.
    Court hearings from 1/3/20 thru 4/17/20 reference post #54 here:
    MD - Three killed, 2 injured in workplace shooting, Edgewood, 18 Oct 2017 *GUILTY in Delaware*

    9/16/20: Writ-Habeas Corpus. 9/18/20: Scheduling Order. Next pretrial conference hearing on 1/8/21 & trial set to begin on 1/11/21.


    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 9am CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found March 2, 2019 in Porter Township, in burned out car) - for *Connor Ralland Kerner (17/now 19) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery & attempted robbery, & individual counts of arson & intimidation. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial began on 10/6/20. (Tuesdays thru Fridays for up to 3 weeks thru 10/23/20).
    Court info from 3/4/19 thru 9/21/20 & re trial scheduling reference post #93 here:
    IN - Thomas Grill Jr., 18, & Molley Lanham, 19, murdered, Lake County, 25 Feb 2019 *arrests*

    10/6/20: Jury selection was complete. Trial continues on 10/7/20.
    10/7/20 Trial Day 1: Opening Statements. State witnesses: Kerner’s ex-girlfriend. No info available. Trial continues on 10/8/20.
    10/8/20 Trial Day 2: State witness: Porter County Sheriff Cpl. Nathan Graf, who is part of the department's crime scene unit. Numerous photographs of skeletal remains found in a burned-out car were shown Thursday morning to jurors. The defense tried to keep the images away from jurors, arguing their value is not worth the risk of prejudice. Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford denied the defense's motion. Porter County Sheriff’s Department Detective Dan Alonzo, a crime scene investigator. Went over bullet holes & fragments, blood splatters & areas in a garage that appeared to have been cleaned & painted over. That included the crescent wrench & also went over the processing of several bullet holes found in the garage, including in the walls & garage door, as well as a Honda CRV & Harley-Davidson motorcycle parked there at the time of the crime. No other info available. Trial continues on 10/9/20.
    10/9/20 Trial Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 10/13/20. Monday is a holiday.
    Accomplice:
    *John Salvadore Silva II (17/now 19) – Next Status hearing on 1/4/21.


    *Trial continues (Day 12) (Day 14 on twitter) (@ 9am CT) - NE - Sydney Loofe (24) (Nov. 15, 2017, Lincoln; found Dec. 4 & 5, 2017) – *Bailey M. Boswell (23/now 25) charged & indicted (6/11/18) & arraigned (8/6/18) with 1st degree murder & improper disposal of human remains & charged (3/1/19) & recharged (8/9/19) with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began with jury selection on 9/23/20 & trial began on 9/25/20. (thru 10/16/20). Saline County to Lexington, Dawson County for trial. Jurors: 8 men & 7 women.
    Court info & Jury Selection (thru Day 2) & Trial (thru Day 10) 3/3/20 thru 10/8/20 reference post #533 here:
    NE - Sydney Loofe, 24, brutally murdered, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2017 *Aubrey Trail GUILTY* #4

    10/8/20 Day 11 of Trial (Day 13 on twitter): State witnesses: Dr. Michelle Elieff, the forensic pathologist with Physicians Laboratory in Omaha who did Sydney’s autopsy on Dec. 7, 2017. The prosecution introduced photos of the autopsy, Defense Attorney Todd Lancaster objected to the showing of all of these. The judge overruled his objections, except for in the case of two photos. "The cause of death is homicidal violence including strangulation," Michelle Elieff says. Adjourned for today but with Monday being a holiday won’t return until Tuesday, 10/13/20. The judge says she believes we will wrap all testimony Tuesday & send it to the jury.
    *Aubrey C. Trail (51/now 53) – Found guilty of all charges 7/8/19. A 3-judge panel will hear penalty phase. 11/15/19: Judge denies Trail’s death penalty challenge. Judge denies motion for new trial. Aggravation & Mitigation hearings on 12/15 thru 12/18/20.


    Thursday, October 15th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 7:30am PT) – CA – Noah McIntosh (8) (last seen about Feb. 24, 2019, reported missing Mar. 12, 2019, Corona; not found yet) – for *Jillian Marie Godfrey (36/now 38) “mother” arrested (3/13/19), charged (3/15/19) & arraigned (4/15/19) with felony willful child cruelty (endangerment). Plead not guilty. $500K bond.
    Godfrey says 3/2/19 is the last time she saw Noah. 11 yr. old daughter in CPS custody.
    Court info from 3/15/19 thru 9/27/19 reference post #927 here:
    Still Missing - CA - Noah McIntosh, 8, Corona, early March 2019 *parents arrested*

    10/24/19 Update: Next hearing on 11/15. 11/15/19: Next hearing on 12/18. 12/19/19: Godfrey plead guilty to 2 counts of child cruelty/endangerment, plea deal has been sealed. Sentencing hearing on 4/3/20.
    4/3/20 Update: Due to coronavirus sentencing hearing has been continued. Will be after April 17th per court site. Rescheduled for 6/2. 6/2/20 Update: Sentencing was rescheduled to 7/2/20. And tomorrow 7/3 is her 38th birthday!
    7/2/20 Update: Sentencing might have been rescheduled to 10/15/20.
    *Bryce Daniel McIntosh (32/now 33) “father” – Pretrial hearing on 10/23/20.


    Friday, October 16th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos.) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – for *Hanna Nicole Barker (22/now 24) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Indicted (11/8/18) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial was set to begin on 1/13/20-continued to 10/16/20. Jury will be picked from St. Landry Parish, but will be tried in Natchitoches Parish.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith – Trial set to begin in Jan. 19, 2021.
     
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    Tuesday, October 13th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ am MT) – ID – Lyryk Altom (20 mos.) (Oct. 8, 2017, Twin Falls-taken to hospital & died Oct. 14, 2017) – for *Joshua Eric Molina (33/now 35) (BF) arrested & charged (March/2017) & arraigned (5/30/18) on 1st degree murder & 3 counts felony injury to a child. Will be retried on 1st degree murder & 2 counts of felony injury to a child. Plead not guilty.
    Trial began on 2/25/20 for Molina only & ended on 3/8/20 with guilty verdicts for 1 count of felony injury to a child. Will be retried on the 1st degree murder & 2 counts of felony injury to a child.
    Re-Trial set to begin on 10/13/20.

    Court info & Trial (Day 1 to 8) info from 10/9/18 thru 5/6/20 reference post #163 here:
    ID - Lyryk Altom, 20 mos, died of blunt force trauma from mother & bf, Twin Falls, Oct 2017

    5/20/20 Update: The courts held a status conference Wednesday morning. It set Molina’s jury trial start date as Oct. 13. Molina will be retried on the remaining first degree murder and two felony injury to a child charges. Next pretrial conference hearing on 10/5/20. Next trial to begin on 10/13/20.
    *Amanda Jean Dunlap (23) “mom” – Next Status conference hearing on 12/7/20. Will not be tried until after Molina’s retrial.
     
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    Tuesday, October 13th:
    *Re-Trial set to begin-CONTINUED! (@ am ET) – NY – Leslie Neulander (61) (Sept. 17, 2012, Dewitt) – *Dr. M. Robert Neulander (63/now 72) (husband) found guilty (4/2/15) of 2nd degree murder & tampering with evidence. Sentenced (7/30/15) to 20 years to life in prison. Wins appeal (6/29/18) for new trial re juror (#12) misconduct. $1M bail, out on bail 7/13/18.
    Trial was set to begin on 10/13/20 continued due to COVID to 2/22/21.
    6/1/20 Update: A defense witnesses are more is unavailable, re trial has been moved to 10/13/20.
    10/13/20 Update: The retrial was originally scheduled to start June 1 of this year. But Neulander’s lawyers won a delay to September to line up new experts. Now, with the entire court system backlogged due to a three-month coronavirus shutdown, the trial has been delayed until Feb. 22, 2021.
     
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    Tuesday, October 13th:
    *Trial was set to begin-CONTINUED! (@ 9:30am ET) – FL – Kameela Russell (41) (May 15, 2019, last see in driveway of Aunt’s house, found 5/25/19 in Snake Creek canal) - *Ernest Joseph Roberts (39/now 41) arrested (6/14/19), charged (6/13/19), indicted (7/17/19) & arraigned (7/18/19) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DP Case.
    Trial was set to begin on 10/13/20 & continued to 1/4/21.
    10/13/20 Update: Trial was reset to 1/4/21 @ 9:30am.
     
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    Wednesday, October 14th:
    *Trial continues (Day 13)-VERDICT WATCH! (Day 15 on twitter) (@ 9am CT) - NE - Sydney Loofe (24) (Nov. 15, 2017, Lincoln; found Dec. 4 & 5, 2017) – *Bailey M. Boswell (23/now 25) charged & indicted (6/11/18) & arraigned (8/6/18) with 1st degree murder & improper disposal of human remains & charged (3/1/19) & recharged (8/9/19) with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began with jury selection on 9/23/20 & trial began on 9/25/20. (thru 10/16/20). Saline County to Lexington, Dawson County for trial. Jurors: 8 men & 7 women.
    Court info & Jury Selection (thru Day 2) & Trial (thru Day 11) 3/3/20 thru 10/9/20 reference post #542 here:
    VERDICT WATCH - NE - Sydney Loofe, 24, brutally murdered, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2017 *Aubrey Trail GUILTY* #4

    10/13/20 Day 12 of Trial (Day 14 on twitter): The judge has informed the court the prosecution only has one more witness that may take an hour to finish. Says the jury will likely hear closing arguments around noon, so she believes the case will be sent around 1:30-2PM. Final State witness: FBI Special Agent Mike Maseth who was the lead investigator in this case. Questions are starting with Boswell’s pinger numbers & the date of their creation. The defense again objected to the first pieces of evidence being submitted. The evidence is data logs of phone calls Boswell made to Trail on Nov 14th. The objection, Agent Maseth does not have the expert knowledge that Investigator Hurley (who tracked RTT data) did when compiling phone data. The objection is sustained. Now questions are focused on what Trail & Boswell purchased the 15th & how many of those items were recovered from Trail & Boswell’s apartment. Notably missing was any Draino, a hacksaw, or tin snips, all of which were allegedly used during Sydney’s murder. Maseth walked the jury through a video of Trail & Boswell coming & going from a hotel near the Ameristar Casino on Nov. 18th. A trip the group made on Nov. 18th was discussed. The group was staying at the Ameristar Casino but took a trip south to Nebraska City. During this trip Boswell was called by an LPD investigator. Data shows Boswell missed 6 calls from LPD the 17th and 18th. The prosecution finished questions, cross exam for Maseth is started. And then re-direct. After a short bit of redirect Maseth finished testimony. A phone call was being submitted as the last piece of evidence. Maseth finished up witness testimony from the prosecution side, the defense will be up next after the phone call is submitted. The phone call was from LPD investigator Cameron Cleland to Boswell was played for the jurors. The prosecution & the state rested its case. The defense started with a motion to dismiss charges. Claims the state hasn’t proven anything regarding Boswell killing Loofe, just Trail. The defense has motioned for every charge to be dismissed. The objections are all focused on the state not proving these crimes. Some questions on venue are being brought up as well. All motions have been overruled. The defense rests its case without calling any witnesses or showing any evidence. The jury has chosen to hear the case starting tomorrow morning. This means we will have no verdict today, potentially tomorrow. Closing arguments by prosecutor Mike Guinan. The prosecution walked the jury through the timeline of this whole story. Closing arguments by defense. Trial continues to 10/14/20 with the jury starting deliberations.
    *Aubrey C. Trail (51/now 53) – Found guilty of all charges 7/8/19. A 3-judge panel will hear penalty phase. 11/15/19: Judge denies Trail’s death penalty challenge. Judge denies motion for new trial. Aggravation & Mitigation hearings on 12/15 thru 12/18/20.
     
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    Tuesday, October 13th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 1:30pm ET) – IN – Tammy Jo Blanton (46) (Sept. 11, 2014, Jeffersonville) – *Joseph Albert Oberhansley (33/now 39) arrested (9/11/14) & charged (9/15/14) with 1st degree murder, felony burglary & 3rd degree rape. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA seeks DP. DA has taken DP off the table (6/28/19).
    Trial began on 9/8/20 with Jury selection (Jury will be picked from Allen County & trial will be in Clark County – jury selection should take about 3 days.) Jury: 12 jurors & 4 alternates. Trial began on 9/11/20 and ended 9/18/20 when jurors deliberated for about 5 hours & gave verdict of guilty of murder, guilty of burglary & not guilty of rape. Sentencing phase hearing started on 9/21/20 & jury recommend Life without parole.
    Trial info of Jury selection & Trial 9/11/20-9/18/20 (Days 1-6) reference post #238 here:
    GUILTY - IN - Tammy Blanton, 46, murdered, mutilated, Jeffersonville, 11 Sept 2014

    9/21/20 Update: Sentencing phase begins. Judge read the jury instructions. Defense attorney Brent Westerfield up first for penalty phase. Defense called Dr. Timothy Allen, a psychiatrist, to the stand. The witness specializes in mental illness & forensic psychiatry. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull cross-examined the psychiatrist. Heather Henderson-Galligan, a psychologist. She met with Oberhansley about a week after his arrest Sept. 11, 2014. Oberhansley briefly spoke to jury, saying that he wasn't represented well & said he plans to appeal. His attorneys said Friday there are plans to appeal. Oberhansley also said he wasn't guilty of the charges & that "I do feel horrible for what happened to Tammy * I do care about her," Oberhansley said. Prosecutor Mull asked the jury to find burglary & dismemberment as aggravating factors & sentence Oberhansley to life without parole. Defense attorney Westerfeld then spoke to jury, saying that mental illness as a mitigating factor. "Mental illness explains this case," he said. He asked the jury to allow the judge to impose a sentence rather than choose life in prison. The jury deliberated for less than an hour. Jury recommend Oberhansley serve life without parole. A formal sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13 in Clark County Circuit Court.
    10/13/20 Update: Oberhansley was sentenced to life sentence without parole. He also was sentenced to 6 years on the burglary charge. The sentences will run concurrently.

    *Charged (7/29/13) with strangulation & resisting LE.
    *Charged (7/23/14) with criminal recklessness & resisting LE.
    Court information from 8/19/19 thru 8/31/20 reference post #173 here:
    GUILTY - IN - Tammy Blanton, 46, murdered, mutilated, Jeffersonville, 11 Sept 2014

    8/31/20 Update: Other charges hearing on 9/24/20. 9/24/20 Update: hearing continued to 11/30/20.
     
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    *Trial continues (Day 13)-VERDICT! (Day 15 on twitter) (@ 9am CT) - NE - Sydney Loofe (24) (Nov. 15, 2017, Lincoln; found Dec. 4 & 5, 2017) – *Bailey M. Boswell (23/now 25) charged & indicted (6/11/18) & arraigned (8/6/18) with 1st degree murder & improper disposal of human remains & charged (3/1/19) & recharged (8/9/19) with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began with jury selection on 9/23/20 & trial began on 9/25/20. (thru 10/16/20). Saline County to Lexington, Dawson County for trial. Jurors: 8 men & 7 women.
    Court info & Jury Selection (thru Day 2) & Trial (thru Day 12) 3/3/20, 9/23/20 thru 10/13/20 reference post #549 here:
    GUILTY - NE - Sydney Loofe, 24, brutally murdered, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2017 #4

    10/14/20 Day 13 of Trial (Day 15 on twitter): Judge read the jury instructions. The jury will be sequestered while deciding verdict. Deliberations started at 9:11am & ended at 12:30pm (3 hours 15 minutes). Verdict: guilty of first degree murder, guilty of improper disposal of human remains & guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. A three-judge panel will later decide if Boswell should be sentenced to death or to life in prison, the two options for someone convicted of first-degree murder. Boswell could become the first woman sentenced to death in Nebraska. No date given.
    *Aubrey C. Trail (51/now 53) – Found guilty of all charges 7/8/19. A 3-judge panel will hear penalty phase. 11/15/19: Judge denies Trail’s death penalty challenge. Judge denies motion for new trial. Aggravation & Mitigation hearings on 12/15 thru 12/18/20.
     
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    Wednesday, October 14th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 7:30am PT) – CA – Noah McIntosh (8) (last seen about Feb. 24, 2019, reported missing Mar. 12, 2019, Corona; not found yet) – for *Jillian Marie Godfrey (36/now 38) “mother” arrested (3/13/19), charged (3/15/19) & arraigned (4/15/19) with felony willful child cruelty (endangerment). Plead not guilty. $500K bond.
    Godfrey says 3/2/19 is the last time she saw Noah. 11 yr. old daughter in CPS custody.
    Court info from 3/15/19 thru 6/2/20 reference post #8 here:
    Still Missing - CA - Noah McIntosh, 8, Corona, early March 2019 *parents arrested* #2

    7/2/20 Update: Plead guilty (on 12/19/19). Sentencing has been rescheduled to 10/15/20. 10/15/20 Update: Next court hearing date on 1/14/21 @ 7:30am. Was released from custody on own recognizance. No idea "what" the sentence was.
    *Bryce Daniel McIntosh (32/now 34) “father” – Pretrial hearing on 10/23/20.
     
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    For the week of Monday, October 19th thru Friday, October 23rd:

    Monday, October 19th:
    *Sentencing Hearing – (@ 9am CT) – IN – Boy (5) (found in running washing machine, Aug. 16, 2019, Indianapolis) - *Heather Mae Oliver (30) (GF of father) arrested & charged (12/18/19) & arraigned (1/6/20) with level 5 felony neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury. Plead not guilty. $10K Surety Bond.
    Court info from 12/19/19 thru 8/3/20 reference post #38 here:
    IN - Boy, 5, found inside running washing machine, Indianapolis, 16 Aug 2019 *mom arrested*

    8/24/20 Update: Disposition/trial setting hearing held. State appears by Dep. Pro Jess Miller in person. Defendant appears in person & by counsel Kyle Noone, in person. Defendant is sworn & examined. Defendant requests a short continuance. State does not object. Court rescheduled matter to 9/8/20 at 9am. Defendant ordered to appear in person unless other directed by counsel or the Court.
    9/8/20 Update: Plea agreement received & filed. State appears by Deputy Prosecutor, Jesse Miller. Defendant appears in person & by counsel, Kyle Noone. Defendant is sworn, advised of her rights, & examined as to the Plea Agreement filed this date. State presents summary of evidence. Defendant plead guilty to Count I: Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Bodily Injury, a Level 5 Felony. Comes now the Court & takes tendered plea under advisement. Defendant waives the right to be sentenced within 30 days. Pre-Sentence Investigation Report ordered & shall be filed on or before 10/12/20. Sentencing set for 10/19/20 at 9:00am. Defendant is notified of said date in open court & is ordered to appear. The No Contact Order is modified to allow visitation directed by Defendant's case with CPS.


    *Trial set to begin (re Central County #CS276248) (@ 8:15am PT) – CA – Omar Medina (38) (Sept. 30, 2017, Chula Vista Marina; reported missing Oct. 2, 2017, found Oct. 12, 2017 in 55 gal. drum in San Diego Bay) – *Derrick Jefferson Spurgeon (38/now 41) arrested (12/13/17) & charged (1/5/18) with accessory after the fact to murder (drove the boat). Plead not guilty. $500K bond.
    Trial started on 10/22/19 (for Case #SC297178 & CS306153) Jury of 10 men, two women plus five alternate jurors. 12/5/19: Jurors deadlocked on verdict (10-2) for guilty.
    Trial set to begin on 10/19/20. (Case #SCD276248)

    8/14/20 Update: Court site says trial will start on 8/21/20. 8/21/20: Rescheduled to 9/18/20. 9/11/20: Trial was cancelled. 9/18/20 Update: Trial has been rescheduled to 10/19/20.
    Re-Trial set to begin on 4/20/21 (Case #SC297178 & CS306153).
    5/1/20 Update: Case #CS297724 for Central County: Further proceedings hearing on 5/26/20. No further dates pending. 5/28/20 Update: Cases #s CS306153 & CS297178 scheduled on 5/28/20 for trial have been cancelled. Next Felony Readiness hearing on 9/10/20 & trial to start on 9/28/20. 9/10/20: Hearings rescheduled to 1/19/21 & trial moved to 4/20/21.
    Trial set to begin on 3/25/21 (Case #CS297724)
    7/20/20 Update: Case #CS297724 Central County: next felony readiness conference hearing on 1/26/21 & trial set to begin on 3/25/21.
    *Timothy John Cook (52) – 12/5/19: Found guilty of 2nd degree murder. 1/6/20: Sentenced to 56 years in prison.


    *Trial set to begin with Jury Selection (@ 9am PT) – WA – Jody Loomis (20) (Aug. 23, 1972, Mill Creek) - *Terrence Miller (30 @ time of crime/77) arrested (4/10/19), charged (4/12/19) & arraigned (4/15/19) with 1st degree premeditated murder. Plead not guilty. $1M bond reduced (5/31/19) to $750K, back (7/17/19) to $1M. Out on bond.
    Parabon Nanolabs/GEDMatch (DNA match from a coffee cup to that of semen collected from Loomis’ boots).
    Release on bond conditions: having to wear an ankle monitor and only being permitted to leave the house for certain reasons such as the court, grocery shopping & doctor’s appointments.
    Trial set to begin on 10/19/20 (3 to 4 week trial to 11/16)

    Court info from 4/12/19 thru 6/24/20 reference post #59 here:
    WA - Jody Loomis, 20, Mill Creek, raped/shot, 23 August 1972, *Arrest in 2019 DNA*

    9/17/20 Update: Defense’s motion for trial continued. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge David Kurtz denied a defense motion. Next motions hearing on 10/2/20 re jury selection. Jury selection begins on 10/16 & trial starts on 10/20/20.
    10/2/20 Update: Hearing cancelled per defendant’s request. Next pretrial motions hearing on 10/15/20.
    10/15/20 Update: Hearing held. Motion to suppress DNA evidence-denied. Defendant to obtain hair cut on 10/17/20. Trial is priority 1; will last 3 to 4 weeks to 11/16/20, pre-assigned to Judge David Kurtz. Next Motion hearing on 10/16. Trial to begin on 10/19/20 @ 9am. 10/16/20 Update: Next trial to start on 10/19/20 with jury selection.


    *Trial continues (Day 2 of Jury Selection) (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos.) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – for *Hanna Nicole Barker (22/now 24) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Indicted (11/8/18) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began on 10/16/20. Jury will be picked from St. Landry Parish, but will be tried in Natchitoches Parish.
    10/16/20 Trial Day 1 Friday: Jury selection begins (I think!) – continues on Monday, 10/19/20.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith – Trial set to begin in Jan. 19, 2021. Info on 3/10


    *Trial continues (Day 13)-Status Conference re trial (@ 9am PT) – CA – Denise Lampe (19) (April 1, 1976, Daly City) – *Leon Melvin Seymour (30 @ time of crime/72/now 73) charged (11/16/18) & arraigned (12/18/18) with 1st degree murder with use of deadly weapon, 1 count of attempt or use of deadly weapon, 1 count of torture & 1 count to 2 prior offenses (enhancement). Plead not guilty. $10M bond. No bond (12/14/18).
    Is being housed at Coalinga State Hospital as a sexually violent predator for other kidnappings & sexually assaults going back decades. DNA match.
    Trial began on 3/2/20. Put on hold 3/16/20 due to coronavirus. Restart on 7/8/20, continued to 10/13/20 (Day 9). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court info from 3/2/20 thru 10/7/20 reference post #54 here:
    CA - Denise Lampe, 19, stabbed to death, Daly City, 1976 *ARREST in 2018*

    10/13/20 Trial Day 9 Tuesday: Open statements. Trial continues on 10/14/20.
    10/14/20 Trail Day 10 Wednesday: Read back done. Present Defendant & Attorney Paul Demeester. Parties appeared by audio and/or video: Doug Eckles & Cliff Jorgensen. Defendant waives his right to be personally present pursuant to Emergency Rule 3. Trial continues on 10/15/20 with People's evidence.
    10/15/20 Trial Day 11 Thursday: 10/15/20 People's evidence. Parties present: Judge Lisa A. Novak, Defendant & attorney Paul F. Demeester. Non-case party present: Doug Eckles. Next status on trial on 10/16/20.
    10/16/20 Trial Day 12 Friday: Present: Judge Lisa Novak, defendant & attorney Paul Demeester. Defense motion for discharge of Juror #1-motion denied. Arguments presented. Evidence submitted to court for ruling. Waiver of personal appearance of defendant. Motion denied to dismiss juror #1. Defense Motion title: 1050; Court waives 2-day notice. Next status conference hearing re trial on 10/19/20.


    *Trial begins (Day 1) (murder) (@ 8:30am ET) – MD – Bayarsaikham Tudev (53), Jose Hidalgo Romero (34) & Enis Mrvoljak (48) (Oct. 18, 2017, Edgewood; workplace shooting at Advance Granite Solutions-5 shot, 2 survived: Enoc Villegas Sosa & Jose Roberto Flores Gillen survived ) – *Radee Labeeb Prince (37/now 40) arrested & charged (10/18/17), indicted (1/3/18) & arraigned (11/19/18) with 3 counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder, use of felony in a violent crime & illegal possession of a firearm. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial (murder) began on 10/13/20
    In Delaware charged & convicted of shooting an acquaintance: Trial was 5/8/18, charged with attempted murder, jury found him guilty of attempted manslaughter. Sentenced (8/31/18) to 40 years in prison.

    Court hearings from 1/28/19 thru 8/31/20 reference post #54 here:
    MD - Three killed, 2 injured in workplace shooting, Edgewood, 18 Oct 2017 *GUILTY in Delaware*

    10/8/20 Update: Next jury trial to begin on 10/13/20.
    10/13/20 Trial Day 1 Tuesday: Jury selection began. Will probably last a few days. Jury selection continues on 10/14/20.
    10/14/20 Trial Day 2 Wednesday: Jury selection continues. No info available. Jury selection continues to 10/15/20.
    10/15/20 Trial Day 3 Thursday: Jury selection continues. Jury selection continues to 10/16/20.
    10/16/20 Trial Day 4 Friday: Jury selection could have ended-no info available. Trial should start on Monday, 10/19/20.

    *Charged (9/19/19) with 2nd degree assault on DOC employee.
    Trial (assault) set to begin on 1/11/21.
    Court hearings from 1/3/20 thru 4/17/20 reference post #54 here:
    MD - Three killed, 2 injured in workplace shooting, Edgewood, 18 Oct 2017 *GUILTY in Delaware*
    9/16/20: Writ-Habeas Corpus. 9/18/20: Scheduling Order. Next pretrial conference hearing on 1/8/21 & trial set to begin on 1/11/21.


    Tuesday, October 20th:
    *Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 9am CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found March 2, 2019 in Porter Township, in burned out car) - *Connor Ralland Kerner (17/now 19) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery & attempted robbery, & individual counts of arson & intimidation. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial began on 10/6/20. (Tuesdays thru Fridays for up to 3 weeks thru 10/23/20).
    Court info from 3/4/19 thru 9/21/20 & re trial scheduling & Trial 10/6/20 thru 10/8/20 (Day 1 to 2) reference post #99 here:
    IN - Thomas Grill Jr., 18, & Molley Lanham, 19, murdered, Lake County, 25 Feb 2019 *arrests*

    10/9/20 Trial Day 3 Friday: No info available. Trial continues on 10/13/20. Monday is a holiday.
    10/13/20 Trial Day 4 Tuesday: State witnesses: Gerald Dye (Kerner’s grandfather). No other info available. Trial continues on 10/14/20.
    10/14/20 Trail Day 5 Wednesday: State witnesses: Roxann Kerner (Kerner’s mother who received immunity to testify). No other info available. Trial continues on 10/15/20.
    10/15/20 Trial Day 6 Thursday: State witnesses: Porter County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Dziedzinski. Audio recording played for jurors (recorded by Silva) of the killings. Tony Vendramin (family friend). No other info yet. Trial continues on 10/16/20.
    10/16/20 Trial Day 7 Friday: No info yet. Trial continues on Tuesday, 10/20/20.
    Accomplice:
    *John Salvadore Silva II (17/now 20) – Next Status hearing on 1/4/21.



    Wednesday, October 21st:
    *Sentencing Hearing-Maybe! (@ 10am CT) – IN – Nicole Lynn Bowen (30) (missing March, 29, 2019, Jefferson Township, Newton County, found March 30, 2019) – for *Ashley N. Garth (26/now 27) arrested (4/3/19) & charged (3/29/19) with felony count of assisting a criminal. Plead not guilty. $25K bond.
    *Charged (3/29/19) with murder, conspiracy to commit murder conspiracy results in death (Felony 1) & assisting a criminal in committing murder. Held without bond. Judge reduces bond (1/10/20) to $50K.
    Court info from 7/29/19 thru 4/8/20 reference post #475 here:
    Found Deceased - IN - Newton County, Fem, 30 Mar 2019 - Nicole Bowen

    6/5/20 Update: Defense motion to reset cause for pretrial hearing. Next final pretrial hearing on 6/18/20. 6/18/20 Update: 6/18/20: Commenced & concluded hearing. Plead guilty. Order setting cause for imposition of sentence. Sentencing hearing on 10/21/20.
    9/4/20 Update: Garth has a plea agreement pending that would drop the murder charge for a felony charge of assisting a criminal. Prosecutor Drinski said that charge carries a maximum of six years in prison. He said Garth is scheduled to take a polygraph test next week, leading up to her next court date on Oct. 21.
    10/2/20 Update: State filed to withdraw plea agreement & hearing is set on 10/21/20.
    *Garrett Kenneth Kirts (21/now 22) – Newton County: Nicole’s Case #56D01-1904-MR-000367- 9/4/20: Plead guilty. Sentencing on 1/21/21. Miscellaneous motion hearing on 10/21/20 as State’s files motion to withdraw plea agreement.
    Carroll County: Strangulation & domestic battery: #08D01-1901-F6-000013: Charges dismissed on 9/24/20.
    Carroll County: 2 counts of invasion of privacy: #08D01-1903-CM-000087: Charges dismissed on 9/24/20.
    *Christopher Channing Mathis (27/now 28) – 9/18/20: Plead guilty & sentenced to time served (912 days). Out of jail. Cooperating with White County on Hanish case.
    *Talitha Ann Beckley (36/now 38) – Pretrial conference hearing on 12/21/20.
    *Nicole Parker (34/now 36) – 10/8/19: Plead guilty. According to the plea agreement, Parker also will serve 4 years in prison for being a habitual offender, based on felony convictions in 2018 for unlawful possession of a syringe in Jasper County & in 2004 for burglary in Tippecanoe County. Earliest release date 1/4/23.



    Thursday, October 22nd:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 8:30am MT) – CO – Baby Faith (newborn) (August 21, 1996 found on the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir) - *Jennifer Katalinich aka Jennifer Tjornehoj (19 @ time of crime/42) arrested & charged (11/5/19) with 1st degree murder (victim under 12) & 2nd degree murder. $25K bond posted & surrendered her passport.
    Infant's DNA was input into a public genealogy database found match (GEDMatch)
    Court info from 11/5/19 thru 5/28/20 reference post #24 here:
    GUILTY - CO - Larimer Co., 'Baby Faith' Newborn Fem 557UFCO, in reservoir, Aug'96 *arrest*

    6/29/20 Update: Katalinich plead guilty to 2 amended charges: one count of criminally negligent homicide of an at-risk juvenile — a Class 4 felony — and another count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class 6 felony. Together, the charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Her sentence will be determined at a hearing Oct. 8. Until then, she'll remain out of custody on a $25K bond.
    10/8/20 Update: Sentencing was rescheduled on 10/22/20 due to her being in quarantine due to COVID exposure.



    Friday, October 23rd:
    *Sentencing Hearing (re murder & aggr. kidnapping) (@ 3pm MT) - UT – MacKenzie “Kenzie” Lueck (23) (June 17, 2019, Salt Lake City, reported missing June 20, 2019, found June 26, 2019 charred female human tissue & bone, part of her scalp with hair, burned cell phone & personal belongings (clothing) burned & buried in his Salt Lake City backyard; body found July 3, 2019 in Logan Canyon (about 85 miles north of Salt Lake City).) - *Ayoola Adisa Ajayi aka “Joy” & “AJ” (31/now 32) arrested & charged (6/28/19) & formally charged (7/10/19) with criminal homicide 1st degree felony aggravated murder, 1st degree aggravated kidnapping, 2nd degree desecration of a body & 3rd degree obstruction of justice. No plea entered yet. Held without bond.
    Court hearings from 8/13/19 thru 9/2/20 reference post #42 here:
    GUILTY - UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 *ARREST* #20

    9/16/20 Update: Third District Judge Vernice Trease on Wednesday granted Ajayi’s request for an interpreter in “substantive” court proceedings like an upcoming preliminary hearing to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence for a trial. Ajayi is a U.S. citizen originally from Nigeria. Ajayi needs translation into his native language, Yoruban, so he can confer with his attorneys on the spot & suggest questions for them to ask in court. Next hearing on 9/22/20 @ 3pm & then preliminary hearing on 10/28/20.
    10/7/20 Update: Ajayi plead guilty to aggravated murder & desecration of a corpse in an agreement with prosecutors that removed the *possibility of the death penalty. Prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated kidnapping & obstructing justice. He is to be formally sentenced 10/23/20. He is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    *Charged (8/13/19) with 19 counts of possessing child pornography (sexual exploitation of a minor). Plead not guilty.
    Court hearings from 8/13/19 thru 4/27/20 reference post #38 here:
    GUILTY - UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 *ARREST* #20

    7/13/20 Update: A preliminary hearing in that case is set for 10/1/20. 9/16/20 Update: Next hearing on 9/22/20 @ 3pm. Then preliminary hearing on 10/1/20 @ 9am. 10/1/20 Update: Judge enters a not guilty plea for Ajayi. Waives his preliminary hearing and bound over for trial. Next scheduling hearing on 10/14/20.
    10/7/20 Update: As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor related to child pornography allegedly discovered on his devices during the investigation into Lueck's death.

    *Charged (8/20/19) with 1st degree felony aggravated kidnapping & 3 counts of 2nd degree felony forcible sexual abuse. Plead not guilty.
    Trial was set to begin on 12/2/20 (2-day trial) as he has plead guilty (10/7/20) to charges.
    Court info from 8/20/19 thru 6/29/20 reference post #38 here:
    GUILTY - UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 *ARREST* #20
    7/13/20 Update: On Monday, Trease also scheduled a separate trial on Dec. 2-3. In that case, he is accused of sexually assaulted a woman during a dinner date at his home in March 2018 after the woman saw news coverage of Lueck’s death, recognized Ajayi and got in touch with police. Ajayi has pleaded not guilty.

    10/7/20 Update Ajayi also plead guilty to sexually abusing a different woman he met on a dating app. He was originally charged with three counts of forcible sexual abuse and aggravated kidnapping, but those were dismissed in this deal. Sentencing on 10/23/20.
     
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    Monday, October 19th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 9am PT) – CA – “NorCal Rapist” *Roy Charles Waller (31 @ time of first crime/58/now 60) arrested (9/20/18), charged & arraigned (9/24/18) on 12 counts of forcible sexual assault with enhancements (use of gun). Charges for the 10/13/06 assault on 2 women in North Natomas (Sacramento County). The new charges (1/7/19) include 9 counts encompassing a brutal attack against a Martinez woman in 1996. New 1 count of rape charge (10/4/19) re Chico woman. Total 46 counts filed. Plead not guilty to all counts. Held without bond.
    Trial was set to begin on 5/27/20 has been continued to 10/19/20.
    DNA info, & Court hearings from 9/24/18 to 10/13/20 to 10/16/20 (jury selection) reference post #119 here:
    CA - NorCal Rapist, Roy Charles Waller, Sacramento County, 1991-2006 *Arrest in 2018*

    10/19/20 Monday, Day 1 of Trial: Opening statements. No other info available. Trial continues on 10/20/20.
    See post #119 for victims: CA - NorCal Rapist, Roy Charles Waller, Sacramento County, 1991-2006 *Arrest in 2018*
    Victims:
    N. Doe (June 23, 1991) Sonoma County: 3 counts (Count 1, 2 & 3) of unlawfully have & accomplish an act of sexual intercourse with a person, N. Doe, against said person's will, by means of force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on said person with a deadly weapon. (Count 4) did unlawful kidnap & carry away N. Doe, to commit rape.
    T. Doe (February 23, 1992) Solano County: 1 count (Count 5) of commit robbery with firearm, 2 counts (Count 6, 8) of unlawfully cause the penetration of the genital opening of T. Doe, for purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, & abuse by a foreign object, instruct/device & accomplished by force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on the victim with a deadly weapon, 3 counts (Count 7, 9, 10) of unlawfully have & accomplish an act of sexual intercourse with a person. T. Doe, against said person's will, by means of force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on said person with a deadly weapon.
    S. Doe (October 31, 1996 & November 1, 1996) Contra Costa County: (Count 11) kidnapped & carry away S. Doe, to commit robbery with firearm in the commission of a burglary, 4 counts (Count 12, 16, 18 & 19) of purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, & abuse by a foreign object, accomplished by force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on the victim with a deadly weapon, 4 counts (Count 13, 14, 15 & 17) of unlawfully have & accomplished an act of sexual intercourse with a person, S. Doe, against said person's will, by means of force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on said person with a deadly weapon.
    T. Doe (January 24-25, 1997) Yolo County: (Count 20) rape, kidnap (section209 [a][2], commission of burglary, more than one, tying/binding victim, rape, Kidnap - 667.6 (d) (2), Kidnap- 667.6 (d) (4), Burglary- 667.61 (d) (2), Burglary- 667.61 (c) (2), More than one victim- 667.61 (c) (5), Tying/binding- 667.61 (c) (6). (Count 21) a different penal code for a Burglary - 667.61 (e) (1). (Count 22) foreign object penetration. (Count 23) kidnap to commit robbery.
    K. Doe (January 24-25, 1997) Yolo County: (Count 24) kidnap, carry away, robbery.
    R. Doe (July 18, 1997) Chico, Butte County: 1 count (Count 25) of unlawfully seize, confine, inveigle, entice, decoy, abduct, conceal, kidnap & carry away R. Doe with the intent to hold & detain & who did hold & detain, the said R. Doe for ransom, reward, extortion & to exact from relatives & friends of said R. Doe money & other valuable things with a deadly weapon. 1 count (Count 46) rape.
    C. Doe (July 16, 2000) Yolo County: 1 count (Count 26) of kidnap & carry away C. Doe to commit robbery, 5 counts (Count 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31) of unlawfully cause the penetration of the genital opening of C. Doe, for purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, & abuse by a foreign object, instruct/device & accomplished by force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on the victim with a deadly weapon.
    K. Doe (October 14, 2006) Sacramento County: 6 counts (Count 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 & 37) of unlawfully have & accomplish an act of sexual intercourse with a person, K. Doe, against said person's will, by means of force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on said person with a deadly weapon during the commission of a burglary (Count 38) unlawfully kidnap & carry away K. Doe to commit robbery.
    Y. Doe (October 14, 2006) Sacramento County: 6 counts (Count 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 & 44) of unlawfully have & accomplish an act of sexual intercourse with a person, Y. Doe, against said person's will, by means of force, violence, duress, menace & fear of immediate & unlawful bodily injury on said person with a deadly weapon during the commission of a burglary & 1 count (Count 45) of unlawfully kidnap & carry away Y. Doe to commit sexual assault with a deadly weapon.
     
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    Monday, October 19th:
    *Trial was set to begin-Rescheduled! (re Central County #CS276248) (@ 8:15am PT) – CA – Omar Medina (38) (Sept. 30, 2017, Chula Vista Marina; reported missing Oct. 2, 2017, found Oct. 12, 2017 in 55 gal. drum in San Diego Bay) – for *Derrick Jefferson Spurgeon (38/now 41) arrested (12/13/17) & charged (1/5/18) with accessory after the fact to murder (drove the boat). Plead not guilty. $500K bond.
    Trial started on 10/22/19 (for Case #SC297178 & CS306153) Jury of 10 men, two women plus five alternate jurors. 12/5/19: Jurors deadlocked on verdict (10-2) for guilty.
    Trial was set to begin on 10/19/20 continued to 11/16/20 (Case #SCD276248)

    8/14/20 Update: Court site says trial will start on 8/21/20. 8/21/20: Rescheduled to 9/18/20. 9/11/20: Trial was cancelled. 9/18/20 Update: Trial has been rescheduled to 10/19/20.
    10/19/20 Update: Trial has been rescheduled to 11/16/20.
    Re-Trial set to begin on 4/20/21 (Case #SC297178 & CS306153).
    5/1/20 Update: Case #CS297724 for Central County: Further proceedings hearing on 5/26/20. No further dates pending. 5/28/20 Update: Cases #s CS306153 & CS297178 scheduled on 5/28/20 for trial have been cancelled. Next Felony Readiness hearing on 9/10/20 & trial to start on 9/28/20. 9/10/20: Hearings rescheduled to 1/19/21 & trial moved to 4/20/21.
    Trial set to begin on 3/25/21 (Case #CS297724)
    7/20/20 Update: Case #CS297724 Central County: next felony readiness conference hearing on 1/26/21 & trial set to begin on 3/25/21.
    *Timothy John Cook (52) – 12/5/19: Found guilty of 2nd degree murder. 1/6/20: Sentenced to 56 years in prison.
     
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    Wednesday, October 21st:
    *Sentencing Hearing-CANCELLED! (@ 10am CT) – IN – Nicole Lynn Bowen (30) (missing March, 29, 2019, Jefferson Township, Newton County, found March 30, 2019) – for *Ashley N. Garth (26/now 27) arrested (4/3/19) & charged (3/29/19) with felony count of assisting a criminal. Plead not guilty. $25K bond. *Charged (3/29/19) with murder, conspiracy to commit murder conspiracy results in death (Felony 1) & assisting a criminal in committing murder. Held without bond. Judge reduces bond (1/10/20) to $50K.
    Court info from 7/29/19 thru 4/8/20 reference post #475 here:
    GUILTY - IN - Newton County, Fem, 30 Mar 2019 - Nicole Bowen

    6/5/20 Update: Defense motion to reset cause for pretrial hearing. Next final pretrial hearing on 6/18/20. 6/18/20 Update: 6/18/20: Commenced & concluded hearing. Plead guilty. Order setting cause for imposition of sentence. Sentencing hearing on 10/21/20.
    9/4/20 Update: Garth has a plea agreement pending that would drop the murder charge for a felony charge of assisting a criminal. Prosecutor Drinski said that charge carries a maximum of six years in prison. He said Garth is scheduled to take a polygraph test next week, leading up to her next court date on Oct. 21.
    10/2/20 Update: State filed to withdraw plea agreement & hearing is set on 10/21/20. According to court documents, the motion was filed because on or around Sept. 11, 2020, Garth violated the terms of her proffer letter by failing to provide truthful testimony. With the plea agreement, Garth signed a proffer letter, which requires the defendant to provide truthful testimony with regard to the murder of Bowen. DA says she did not tell the truth.
    10/22/20 Update: Order on Hearing. Order Setting Pretrial Conference on 1/27/21 @ 8:30am. Setting aside Plea agreement. Reinstating Defendant's Plea of Not Guilty & Ordering PSI updated per Judge Daniel J. Molter signed on 10/21/20.
    *Garrett Kenneth Kirts (21/now 22) – Newton County: Nicole’s Case #56D01-1904-MR-000367- 9/4/20: Plead guilty. Sentencing on 1/21/21.
    Carroll County: Strangulation & domestic battery: #08D01-1901-F6-000013: Charges dismissed on 9/24/20.
    Carroll County: 2 counts of invasion of privacy: #08D01-1903-CM-000087: Charges dismissed on 9/24/20.
    *Christopher Channing Mathis (27/now 28) – 9/18/20: Plead guilty & sentenced to time served (912 days). Out of jail. Cooperating with White County on Hanish case.
    *Talitha Ann Beckley (36/now 38) – Pretrial conference hearing on 12/21/20.
    *Nicole Parker (34/now 36) – 10/8/19: Plead guilty. According to the plea agreement, Parker also will serve 4 years in prison for being a habitual offender, based on felony convictions in 2018 for unlawful possession of a syringe in Jasper County & in 2004 for burglary in Tippecanoe County. Earliest release date 1/4/23.
     

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