Can you believe we are in February already?? January seems to just whiz by! Here are the trials & sentencings happening for the week of Monday, February 3rd thru Friday, February 7th Monday, February 3rd: *Trial set to begin (@ 9am PT) – WA – Hartley Anderson (5) (Nov. 2, 2018, Vancouver) - *Ryan Mason Burge (37) (BF of mom) arrested (11/2/18), charged (11/9/18) & arraigned (12/4/18) with 1st & 2nd degree murder. Plead not guilty. $5M bond, reduced (2/14/19) to $1.5M. Clark County Case# 18-1-02965-06 Jury trial set for 2/3/20. (Should be 1 week trial). *Trial set to begin for both (@ 9am ET) – VA – Baby girl (4 mos) (Aug. 23, 2018; found in motel room) – *Cherie Danielle Sullivan (31) “mom” arrested (8/23/18), charged (8/27/18) & arraigned (12/11/18) with felony murder, 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury. Plead not guilty. No bond. *Spotsylvania Circuit #CR18001974, 975 & 976/murder #CR18002075 *James Edward Cressel (31) (BF) arrested (11/30/18), indicted (11/19/18) & arraigned (12/11/18) with felony murder, 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury. Plead not guilty. No bond. $10K bond granted (10/15/19) Spotsylvania Circuit #CR18001966, 967 & 968/murder #CR18002056 Trial set to begin on 2/3/20 & 2/4/20 for both *Judicial Call of the Trial (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA – Nichole Pumphrey (31), her daughter, Ameriah Emery (10) & Lawrence Cannon (31) possibly BF (Oct. 16, 2018, New Castle) – *Steven Procopio (19) arrested & charged (10/17/18) with 3 counts of criminal homicide, 3 counts of criminal conspiracy, attempted murder & gun offense. Plead not guilty. Bail denied. Lawrence County Trial set to begin on 2/3/20. Court info from 7/8/19 thru 10/7/19 reference post #133 here: PA - Three bodies found in New Castle Home, 16 Oct 2018 *Arrests* 1/9/20 Update: Next Judicial Call of the Trial on 2/3, and Omnibus Pretrial motions hearing on 4/1/20. ALSO: *Trial set to begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA – Nichole Pumphrey (31), her daughter, Ameriah Emery (10) & Lawrence Cannon (31) possibly BF (Oct. 16, 2018, New Castle) – *Anthony Lavon “Mook” Cooper, Jr. (19) arrested (10/29/18), charged (10/19/18) & arraigned (11/13/18) with 3 counts of criminal homicide, 3 counts of criminal conspiracy, 1 count of attempted murder & 1 count of carrying firearms without a license. Plead not guilty. Bail denied. Trial set to begin on 2/3/20. *Jody Lynn Hammer - 4/1/19: All charges are dismissed *Trial is set begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59) arrested, charged (Oct. 18, 2018) & arraigned (5/28/19) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. Lawrence County #MJ-53304-CR-0000309-2018 During an interview with officials this year, Brown confessed to Tompkins’ murder, saying Tompkins had witnessed one of the burglaries. Plead guilty (Mar. 2018) & sentenced (Oct. 2018) & is serving a life sentence (w/o parole) for the 1st degree murder & 3rd murder in the deaths of his wife, Michelle Brown (53) & his step daughter Tammy Greenawalt (35) in Erie County. Strong suspect in eight homicides in northwestern Pennsylvania dating from 1986 to 2016. Trial set to begin on 2/3/20. *Trial continues (murder charges) (Day 14) (@ 9am MT) - CO - Makayla Victoria Roberts (10) & Hannah Elizabeth Rosaline Marshall (8) (June, 2017, Norwood; found Sept. 8, 2017) – for *Madani "Ama" Ceus (37) (from Haiti) charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder, criminally negligent homicide & 2 counts felony child abuse causing death, no bond. Plead not guilty. Trial began on 1/13/20. Trial moved from San Miguel County to Gunnison County & will run to 2/7/20. 9 women & 5 men ranging in age from 20s to 60s or 70s with 2 alternates. Trial info from 1/13/20 (Day 1) thru 1/29/20 (Day 11) reference post #265 here: CO - Makayla Roberts, 10, & Hannah Marshall, 8, slain, Norwood, June 2017 *Arrests* 7/26/19 Update: Next re child Pretrial conference hearing on 3/13/20. Termination of Parental Rights hearing on 4/28 thru 5/1/20. 1/30/20 Day 12: State witnesses: Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent John Zamora. Excerpts of a video of Ceus’ intake interview, conducted shortly after she was taken into custody in Sept. 2017. Trial continues on 1/31. 1/31/20 Day 13: The prosecution rested its case on Friday morning. In a mid-trial motion, Ceus’s defense team asked Judge Yoder to acquit Ceus on the grounds of lack of sufficient evidence that she was guilty of killing the two girls. Yoder denied the motion. The defense began calling witnesses on Friday afternoon. No info available yet on witnesses. The trial is expected to conclude next week. Trial continues on 2/3. *Ika Eden – Found incompetent to stand trial. Next Status hearing on 3/13/20. *Ashford Nathaniel Archer aka Nathan Yah aka Nathanyah Nitchitu (50) – found guilty & sentenced to 24 years in prison. *Nashika Leonie Bramble (36) – Jury verdict guilty of 2 counts of 1st degree murder. Sentenced to two consecutive life in prison without parole. *Frederick "Alec" A. Blair – Plead guilty. Sentenced to 12 years in prison. *Death Penalty Phase begins (@ 10am ET) – FL – Voncile Smith (77), Richard Thomas Smith (49) & John William Smith (47) (July 28, 2015, Pensacola) - *Donald Wayne Hartung, Sr. (63 in 2015; now 69) arrested & charged (10/27/15) with 3 counts of premeditated 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP. Info on case & trial info from 1/21/20 (Day 1) thru 1/29/20 (Day 7) reference post #168 here: FL - Voncile Smith, 77, & two sons brutally murdered, Pensacola, 28 July 2015 *Arrest* Trial began on 1/21/20 & ended on 1/29/20 with a guilty on all charges. Jurors deliberated for 4 hours. 2/3/20 Update: Death penalty phase starts today. Tuesday, February 4th: *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) “father” arrested (6/21/18) & charged (6/26/18) 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. Jackson Circuit Court #3601-1806-F1-000004 Refused to call 911 & threatened others who tried to call. Faces 20-40 years in prison. Trial set to begin on 2/4/20. Friday, February 7th: *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am ET) - ME – Marissa Kennedy (10) (Feb. 25, 2018, Stockton Springs. Suffered months of abuse (Oct. ‘1-Feb. ’18) - *Sharon Carrillo (33) “mom” arrested (2/26/18), charged (2/28/18) & arraigned (4/2/18) with depraved indifference murder. Plead not guilty. $500K bond. Julio & Sharon's marriage was annulled on Friday, Dec 20, due to him already being married to a woman in KY when he married Sharon. Trial began on 12/6/19. Jury selection begins on 12/5. Trial expected to go to 12/18/19. The judge ruled that Sharon is competent to stand trial. Trial info from 12/4/19 to 12/17/19 (Day 1-8) reference post #289 here: GUILTY - ME - Marissa Kennedy, 10, Stockton Springs, killed by mother & stepfather, 25 Feb 2018 12/18/19 Day 9: Justice Murray is instructing the jury on their duties before they go into deliberation. Jury started deliberations at 9:40am ET. At about 12:30pm jurors had a couple of questions & asked for lunch. Verdict reached at ~3:15pm (deliberation time: 6 hours). Verdict: guilty of murder. Sentencing scheduled on 2/7/20. *Julio Carrillo (51) step-dad - plead guilty at “open plea” hearing on 7/22/19. DA will be asking for life. 8/28/19: sentenced to 55 years in prison.