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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Okay - I'm going on a vacation (back to California!!!) for 2 weeks (starting 9/18 back on 10/2) - and I won't be taking my laptop with me. So posting this a bit early.

    Tuesday, Oct. 1st:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am MT) - CO - Makayla Victoria Roberts (10) & Hannah Elizabeth Rosaline Marshall (8) (June, 2017, Norwood; found Sept. 8, 2017) – only for *Nashika Leonie Bramble (36) (from Georgia) "Mom" charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder & 2 counts of child abuse resulting in death (have been dismissed 7/8/19). Plead not guilty. $125K bond.
    Trial started on 7/8/19 to 7/18/19. Chief Deputy District Attorney Seth Ryan said Monday that he plans to dismiss the fatal child abuse charges in Bramble’s case and will only prosecute the murder charges in the upcoming trial. Moved to Montrose from its original location in Telluride. The trial is scheduled to last 3 weeks, but Judge Yoder said Monday that it will probably only take about two weeks. Jurors found Bramble guilty of 2 counts of 1st degree murder. Sentencing on 10/1/19.
    Accomplices:
    *Ashford Nathaniel Archer – Found guilty. Sentence to 24 years in prison w/credit for time served. 5/8/19: Filed an appeal on guilty verdict. No longer in court system.
    *Madani "Ama" Ceus – Found incompetent to stand trial. The court will receive an update at a status conference at noon on 7/26 in Telluride. Murder case motion hearing on 10/25. A four-week jury trial for Ceus will begin on Jan. 13, 2020.
    *Ika Edenfound incompetent to stand trial. Status hearing 11/13.
    *Frederick "Alec" A. BlairPlead guilty to plea. Sentencing hearing on 10/31.


    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9:30am PT) – CA – Trang Tran (23) (remains found Jan. 27, 2018 off Foresthill Rd in Auburn, Placer County) – *Michael Forest Abeyta (husband) arrested (1/31/18) & charged (2/5/18) for 1 count of murder. Plead not guilty. No bail.
    Court hearing from 6/20/18 thru 7/11/19 reference post #74 here:
    GUILTY - CA - Placer Co., Skeletal remains off Foresthill Road, Jan'18 - Trang Tran *Arrest*

    7/19/19 Update: Trial confirmation hearing on 7/23. Then trial assignment hearing on 8/2, jury trial starts on 8/5.
    7/23/19 Update: Plead guilty to murder. Sentencing will be on 10/1.


    *Trial set to begin (@ am CT) Nicaragua / NY – Haley Anderson (22) (Mar. 8, 2018, New York, found Mar. 9, 2018) – Orland Tercero (22) arrested (3/14/18) in Managua, Nicaragua. Charged (8/12/19) with the crime of femicide.
    Trial set to begin 10/1/19.
    Nicaragua has denied extradition back to U.S. They will try him there.

    NY – Suspect charged (3/10/18) with 2nd degree murder. Broome County
    Could take years to extradite suspect from Nicaragua.
    5/25/18: Broome County DA filed 2nd degree murder charges; U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua working to get him back to U.S.
    5/26/18 still in Nicaragua. 3/13/19: Still trying to extradite him from Nicaragua. 8/12/19: Nicaragua will try him for crime.

    9/9/19: Appeared in court. Trial set to begin 10/1/19 in Nicaragua. Eight witnesses are scheduled to testify against him, including Anderson’s parents & ex-boyfriend.


    Friday, Oct. 4th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am CT) – KS – Anthony E. Bunn (2 yrs old) (wouldn’t eat his hot dog) (May 6, 2018, Wichita) – only for *Elizabeth Woolheater (22) “mom” charged (5/8/18) & arraigned (9/6/18) with 1st degree murder. Originally arrested (5/9/18) & charged (5/7/18) with attempted murder & endangering a child. After Anthony died charges were changed. Plead not guilty. $250K bond.
    10/5/18, 2/8/18, 211/18 Status hearing. 5/20/19 Update: Woolheater in court on 5/24 for “Criminal Jury Trial-Control Only” hearing. Trial is scheduled for September.
    7/11/19 Update: Status hearing scheduled on 7/11. Next criminal motions hearing on 7/25. 7/25/19: Motion to Suppress hearing on 8/23.
    8/23/19 Update: Plead guilty. Sentencing hearing on 9/9. 9/9/19: Sentencing rescheduled for 10/4.
    *Lucas Aaron Diel (25) (BF) – 6/25/19: under plea agreement plead guilty. Sentenced to 586 months or nearly 49 years.


    *Trial set to begin (@ 9am CT) – TX – Antonio & Dawn Armstrong (both 42) (July 29, 2016, Houston) – Antonio “A.J.” Armstrong, Jr. (18/16 @ time of crime) arrested (7/29/16), charged (8/1/16) & arraigned (7/26/17) with capital murder. Plead not guilty. $200K bond.
    First Trial ended in a mistrial (8:guilty/4:not guilty).
    Re-trial set to begin 10/4/19.
     
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    Patrick Frazee in the murder of Kelsey Berreth, Cripple Creek, CO, Oct 28.
    Not televised.
     
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    Markeith Lloyd- Orlando trial in Orlando for
    shooting and killing his pregnant girlfriend and
    also shooting/killing Local Police Officer during
    the search for him. Jury selection now going on, trial due to start next week- Oct. 10-11.
     
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    enelram Well-Known Member

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    To clarify, the first trial for Markeith Lloyd will be for killing his pregnant girlfriend, the separate trial for the policewoman will be sometime next year.
     
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  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Updates on the sentencing hearings from post #1:

    Tuesday, Oct. 1st:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am MT) - CO - Makayla Victoria Roberts (10) & Hannah Elizabeth Rosaline Marshall (8) (June, 2017, Norwood; found Sept. 8, 2017) – only for *Nashika Leonie Bramble (36) (from Georgia) "Mom" charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder & 2 counts of child abuse resulting in death (have been dismissed 7/8/19). Plead not guilty. $125K bond.
    Trial started on 7/8/19 to 7/18/19. Chief Deputy District Attorney Seth Ryan said Monday that he plans to dismiss the fatal child abuse charges in Bramble’s case and will only prosecute the murder charges in the upcoming trial. Moved to Montrose from its original location in Telluride. The trial is scheduled to last 3 weeks, but Judge Yoder said Monday that it will probably only take about two weeks. Jurors found Bramble guilty of 2 counts of 1st degree murder. Sentencing on 10/1/19.
    10/1/19 Update: Sentenced to life in prison without parole.


    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9:30am PT) – CA – Trang Tran (23) (remains found Jan. 27, 2018 off Foresthill Rd in Auburn, Placer County) – *Michael Forest Abeyta (husband) arrested (1/31/18) & charged (2/5/18) for 1 count of murder. Plead not guilty. No bail.
    Court hearing from 6/20/18 thru 7/11/19 reference post #74 here:
    GUILTY - CA - Placer Co., Skeletal remains off Foresthill Road, Jan'18 - Trang Tran *Arrest*
    7/19/19 Update: Trial confirmation hearing on 7/23. Then trial assignment hearing on 8/2, jury trial starts on 8/5.
    7/23/19 Update: Plead guilty to murder. Sentencing will be on 10/1.

    10/1/19 Update: Was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life in prison.


    Friday, Oct. 4th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am CT) – KS – Anthony E. Bunn (2 yrs old) (wouldn’t eat his hot dog) (May 6, 2018, Wichita) – only for *Elizabeth Woolheater (22) “mom” charged (5/8/18) & arraigned (9/6/18) with 1st degree murder. Originally arrested (5/9/18) & charged (5/7/18) with attempted murder & endangering a child. After Anthony died charges were changed. Plead not guilty. $250K bond.
    10/5/18, 2/8/18, 211/18 Status hearing. 5/20/19 Update: Woolheater in court on 5/24 for “Criminal Jury Trial-Control Only” hearing. Trial is scheduled for September.
    7/11/19 Update: Status hearing scheduled on 7/11. Next criminal motions hearing on 7/25. 7/25/19: Motion to Suppress hearing on 8/23.

    8/23/19 Update: Plead guilty. Sentencing hearing on 9/9. 9/9/19: Sentencing rescheduled for 10/4.
    10/4/19 Update: Sentenced to 20 years in prison.
     
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    Here's what's going on this coming week - October 7 thru 11th:

    Monday, Oct. 7th:
    *Jury Selection Continues (Day 5) (@ 8:30am ET)FL – Dr. Teresa Ann Grace Sievers (46) (June 29, 2015, Bonita Springs) - *Jimmy Ray Rodgers (28) arrested & charged (2/23/16) & arraigned (5/5/16) with 1st degree premeditated murder with a weapon, conspiracy to commit 1st degree premeditated murder & burglary. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began on 10/1/19 – with jury selection. Trial expected to last 4 to 5 weeks.
    Court hearings from 1/25/19 thru 10/3/19 reference post #619 here:
    Dr. Teresa Sievers Trial Discussion - Mark Sievers and Jimmy Rodgers, 3 June 2019

    10/4/19 Day 4 Jury Selection: Round 2: 20 people questioned. Lunch. 12 people more to go of the 20. 2 have been excused. After lunch, 1 person excused for hardship & 1 against DP. Jury selection is done... for the day. Wrapped up just before 6:30pm. Have more questioning scheduled for Monday 10/7 & Tuesday, 10/8. About 60 potential jurors were left at the beginning of phase two of selection, during which they were questioned about their beliefs on the death penalty. This phase is expected to last at least three and a half days in court as all the jurors have to be brought into the courtroom individually to answer capital punishment-related questions. The final phase of selection is expected to finish next Wednesday or Thursday. But Monday 10/7 will start with a quick hearing for Sievers.


    *Re-Sentencing Hearing (@ 10:30am CT) - ND - Savanna Marie LaFontaine-Greywind (22) (Aug. 19, 2017, Fargo) - *William Henry Hoehn (32) indicted (8/19/17) with conspiracy to commit murder (Class AA Felony). Plead not guilty. $2M cash bond. Plead guilty (9/4/18) to conspiracy to commit kidnapping (Class A Felony) & giving false info to LE (Class A Misdemeanor).
    Trial was set for 5/15/18 but cancelled, continued to 9/18/18.
    9/4/18 Update: Hoehn pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of kidnapping and providing false information to law enforcement in the August 2017 death of Savanna. Hoehn is still scheduled for trial on Sept. 18 on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Felony Jury Trial 9/18 thru 9/28.
    9/28/18 Update Day 9 of trial: The jury has found William Hoehn not guilty in the conspiracy to murder Savanna. Sentencing date for other charges has not been announced, should be in about a month.
    10/29/18 Update: Hoehn has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for conspiring to kidnap and lying to police in the death of a woman whose baby was cut from her womb.
    5/28/19: Appeals his life sentence.
    8/22/19 Update: A ruling came on Thursday and orders that Hoehn of Fargo be resentenced. Hoehn plead guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the August 2017 attack on Greywind, who died of her injuries but whose baby survived. He entered the plea before a jury acquitted him of conspiracy to commit murder. The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a judge overstepped by giving a life prison sentence. A new sentencing date should be set in two weeks, depending on whether prosecutors file for a rehearing. North Dakota Supreme Court judge Jerod Tufte stated that Cass County prosecutors misled Hoehne ahead of his guilty plea and disagreed with the criteria used to enforce the dangerous special offender statute. Tufte stated that the 2012 child abuse case bore no similarities to the conspiracy kidnapping charges, which constituted an incorrect application of the statute. Hoehn, who is currently in federal custody, is expected to re-sentenced on 9/6. He could faces a maximum penalties of 20 years in prison for kidnapping and one year for lying to authorities. Parole hearing after 25 years.
    9/6/19 Update: Re sentencing hearing moved to 10/7.
    *Brooke Lynn Crews (38) also charged with same counts, plead guilty on 12/11/17 & sentenced on Feb. 2, 2018 to life without parole.


    *Trial set to begin-Continued! (@ 9am CT) – TX – Jayden Alexander Lopez aka “Little Jacob” (4 yrs) (died Oct. 17-18, 2017, found Oct. 20, 2017, ID’d April 5, 2018, Galveston) – only for *Rebecca Suzanne Rivera (34) “mom” arrested (6/19/18) & charged (6/20/18) & indicted (8/7/18) with 1st degree felony offense of “injury to a child by omission causing serious bodily harm”, 2nd degree felony tampering with evidence & fabricating evidence. $250K Cash or Surety Bond.
    If convicted, Rivera faces a range of punishment on the child injury charge of five to 99 years or life in prison, and a range of punishment of two to 20 years in prison for the charge of tampering with physical evidence.
    Trial is scheduled for 10/7-continued to 12/2.
    *Dania Sarai Amezquita Gomez (31) “mom’s GF” – Status hearing on
    11/21.

    *Trial set to begin for both (@ 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. No plea entered. Bail denied.
    Trial set to begin 10/7/19.
    *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.
    Trial set to begin 10/7/19.
    *Jody Lynn Hammer
    - 4/1/19: All charges are dismissed.

    *Trial set to begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (Dec. 25, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found 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. No bond.
    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 10/7/19


    Thursday, October 10th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 1:30pm ET) – MI – Ashley Regina-Maria Young (31) (last seen Nov. 29, 2018, Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, found in basement of Chance’s rental home on Dec. 2, 2018, except head & neck) -*Jared James Chance (29) arrested (12/3/18), charged & arraigned (12/4/18) with 1 count of mutilating, defacing, removing or carrying away a portion of a body & of discovery of body & failing to inform proper authorities. Charged & arraigned (1/4/18) with 2nd degree murder & 3 counts of tampering with evidence. Plead not guilty to all charges. $750K Bond. Judge sets no bond (1/4/19).
    Trial began on 9/9/19 and ended 9/13/19.
    Court information of trial (Day 1 thru Day 3) 9/9/19 thru 9/11/19 reference post #125 here:
    GUILTY - MI - Ashley Young, 32, Kalamazoo, 29 Nov 2018 *arrest*

    9/12/19 Day 4: State witnesses: MSP DNA expert David Hayhurst. GRPD Det. Tim DeVries. Forensic pathologist David Start. Det. Erika Fannon, lead detective. The prosecution rests, the defense asks judge to throw out the case based on lack of evidence. Judge refuses saying circumstantial evidence is sufficient to send to the jury. Jared Chance will not testify in his own defense. Defense rests. Chance’s lawyer asks if the jury can be given instructions for involuntary or voluntary manslaughter instead of 2nd degree murder. Judge says they’ll stick with 2nd degree murder. Closing arguments start on 9/13.
    9/13/19 Day 5: Closing statements made. Jury instructions given. Jurors started deliberations about 12:15pm ET & deliberated until 3:15ET with a verdict of guilty on all counts. Sentencing on 10/10.
    *Barbara Louise Chance (63) & *James Howard Chance (76) (Jared’s parents) – Have agreed to a plea deal. Bench trial begins 10/14/19.


    Friday, October 11th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 10:30am PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor.
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection). Trial ended on 7/16/19 (Day 18) with guilty verdict.

    Trial information from Days 1 thru 18 (6/3/19 to 7/16/19) reference post #105 here:
    GUILTY - AZ - Navneet Kaur, 30, Phoenix, 30 March 2007 *Arrest*

    7/16/19 Day 18: Closing arguments. Jury deliberated (until 2pm) with a verdict of guilty of all counts. Sentencing scheduled for 8/23.
    8/5/19 Update: State files motion for Extension of Time (re Motion for new trial filed by Defense). Sentencing has been moved to 10/11/19 @ 1:30pm.


    *Jury Trial set to begin-CONTINUED! (@ 1pm PT) – WA – Jody Loomis (20) (Aug. 23, 1972, Mill Creek) - *Terrence Miller (77/30 @ time of crime) 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 with GPS monitoring.
    Parabon Nanolabs/GEDMatch (DNA match from a coffee cup to that of semen collected from Loomis’ boots).
    Jury trial set to begin on October 11, 2019-continued to 3/6/20.


    *Trial Continues (Day 2) (@ am CT) Nicaragua / NY – Haley Anderson (22) (Mar. 8, 2018, New York, found Mar. 9, 2018) – *Orlando Tercero (22) arrested (3/14/18) in Managua, Nicaragua. Charged (8/12/19) with the crime of femicide.
    Trial began on 10/1/19.
    Nicaragua has denied extradition back to U.S. They will try him there. NY – Suspect charged (3/10/18) with 2nd degree murder. Broome County. Could take years to extradite suspect from Nicaragua.

    5/25/18: Broome County DA filed 2nd degree murder charges; U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua working to get him back to U.S.
    5/26/18 still in Nicaragua. 3/13/19: Still trying to extradite him from Nicaragua. 8/12/19: Nicaragua will try him for crime.
    9/9/19: Appeared in court. Trial set to begin 10/1/19. Eight witnesses are scheduled to testify against him, including Anderson’s parents & ex-boyfriend.
    10/1/19 Day 1: Several witnesses testified (Karen Anderson, Haley's mother. Josephine Artin, Haley's friend mentioned it article). Trial continues on 10/4. No trial today, continued to 10/11.
     
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    Updates (in red).

    Monday, Oct. 7th:
    *Re-Sentencing Hearing (@ 10:30am CT) - ND - Savanna Marie LaFontaine-Greywind (22) (Aug. 19, 2017, Fargo) - *William Henry Hoehn (32) indicted (8/19/17) with conspiracy to commit murder (Class AA Felony). Plead not guilty. $2M cash bond. Plead guilty (9/4/18) to conspiracy to commit kidnapping (Class A Felony) & giving false info to LE (Class A Misdemeanor).
    10/7/19 Update: Re-sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after he apologized and pleaded for leniency.

    *Trial set to begin for both-Continued! (@ 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. No plea entered. Bail denied.
    Trial was set to begin 10/7/19.
    10/7/19 Update: Trial continued to 11/4/19.

    *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.
    Trial was set to begin 10/7/19.
    10/7/19 Update: Omnibus Pretrial hearing on 1/9/20, trial set to begin 2/3/20.
    *Jody Lynn Hammer - 4/1/19: All charges are dismissed.


    Thursday, Oct. 10th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 1:30pm ET) – MI – Ashley Regina-Maria Young (31) (last seen Nov. 29, 2018, Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, found in basement of Chance’s rental home on Dec. 2, 2018, except head & neck) -*Jared James Chance (29) arrested (12/3/18), charged & arraigned (12/4/18) with 1 count of mutilating, defacing, removing or carrying away a portion of a body & of discovery of body & failing to inform proper authorities. Charged & arraigned (1/4/18) with 2nd degree murder & 3 counts of tampering with evidence. Plead not guilty to all charges. $750K Bond. Judge sets no bond (1/4/19).
    Trial began on 9/9/19 and ended 9/13/19. – Found guilty on all counts.
    10/10/19 Update: Judge Mark Trussock called the case ‘extremely disturbing’ before announcing the punishment for 30-year-old Jared Chance, which included 100 years to 200 years for second-degree murder without the eligibility of parole until he’s 130 years old. Chance's parents’ trial has been moved 1/6/20.


    Friday, Oct. 11th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 1:30pm PT) – AZ – Navneet Kaur (30) (March 30, 2007, Phoenix) - *Avtar Singh Grewal (44/32 @ time of crime) charged (3/30/07), indicted (4/3/07) & arraigned (9/23/11) with 1st degree murder & 2nd degree burglary. Plead not guilty. $4M bond. Juan Martinez, Prosecutor
    Extradited from India to U.S. (9/14/11).
    Trial started 6/3/19. Jury is 13 people. (Started at 16: 3 jurors have been excused). Trial should last about 3 months. (Day 1-3 was jury selection). Trial ended on 7/16/19 (Day 18) with guilty verdict on all counts.

    10/11/19 Update: Judge Dean Fink sentenced Grewal to life in prison for first degree murder.
     
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    Week Monday, October 14th thru Friday, October 18th:

    Monday, Oct. 14th:
    *Sentencing Phase Begins (@ 10am OR 1pm ET) - FL – Daniel Eric Markel (41) (July 18, 2014, Tallahassee) - *Sigfredo Garcia (34) arrested & charged (5/25/16) with 1st degree murder, conspiracy & solicitation of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DP case.
    Murder for Hire hit man. They split a $100K payoff for murder.
    Trial started on 9/23/19. Jury: 10 women & 2 men & 1 alternate (woman); was 2 alternates one (man) got sick & excused on 10/3/19. Jury Deliberations on 10/10: 4.5 hours. 10/11: 6.5 hours for guilty verdict on 2 of 3 counts for Garcia. Total 11 hours.

    Court info & trial from 9/23/19 thru 10/11/19 reference post #1546 here:
    VERDICT WATCH - FL - Dan Markel, 41, FSU Law Professor, Tallahassee, 18 July 2014 - #8 *arrests*

    10/14/19 Update: found guilty of 1st degree murder. Guilty of conspiracy. Not guilty of solicitation. Sentencing phase started on 10/14.
    *Katherine Magbanua (32) (Garcia's wife) – Co-Conspirator. Mistrial declared. Case Management hearing on 10/22.
    Accomplice:
    *Luis Rivera (33) charged with 1st degree murder. Took a plea deal (Oct. 2016) & plead guilty to 2nd degree murder. Will testify against Garcia & Magbanua. Will receive 19-year sentence to run concurrently with his 12 year Federal time, which he is already serving.

    POIs: Wendi Adelson (ex-wife of Markel), her bro Charlie, mom Donna Sue Adelson (68) & father Harvey Adelson. Investigators have not charged anyone in the Adelson family in connection with Markel’s death, but say Adelson’s mother and brother – Donna and Charlie Adelson – paid $100K to have Markel killed following the couple’s contentious divorce so their two young sons could move to South Florida.


    *Trial set to begin (@ 8:30am ET) – WI - Krista Marie Sypher (44) (March 13, 2017, Plover, not found) – *Jason Sypher (44) (DH) arrested (8/24/18) & charged (8/27/18) with 1st degree intentional homicide & hiding a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash bond.
    Bond conditions require him to have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact with Krista Sypher's family. He is also prohibited from applying for a passport, leaving Wisconsin and owning or possessing a dangerous weapon. 3/31/18: Charged after K9 dogs detect human remains in his truck, bedroom, bath room drain & on laundered clothes in washing machine. Did not report her missing until 3/20/18.
    Court information from 3/31/18 thru 5/24/19 reference post #129 here:
    Still Missing - WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

    Trial will start 10/14/19. Should last 2 weeks to 10/25.


    *Trial set to begin (@ 9am CT) - TX - Anne-Christine Johnson (30) (Dec. 8, 2016, League City) - *Shaun Philip Hardy (32), ex-husband accused & charged with 1st degree murder; confessed, released from prison on $1 million bond (GPS tracking), no passport & must submit to drug tests every 7 days.
    Trial set to begin on 10/14/19

    *Trial Continues (Day 3) (@ 8:30am ET) - FL – Dr. Teresa Ann Grace Sievers (46) (June 29, 2015, Bonita Springs) - *Jimmy Ray Rodgers (28) arrested & charged (2/23/16) & arraigned (5/5/16) with 1st degree premeditated murder with a weapon, conspiracy to commit 1st degree premeditated murder & burglary. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began on 10/10/19. Trial expected to last 4 to 5 weeks. Jury: 5 men & 7 women, 2 alternates: 1 man & 1 woman.
    Court hearings & Jury selection from 1/25/19 thru 10/8/19 reference post #801 here:
    Dr. Teresa Sievers Trial Discussion - Mark Sievers and Jimmy Rodgers

    10/10/19 Day 1: Opening arguments by Prosecutor Hamid (Humeed) Hunter & defense attorney Assistant public defender Kathlen Fitzgeorge. State witnesses: Anne Lisa (Teresa's older sister). Sandra Hoskins (worked in Teresa's office). Dr. Mark Petrites (found Teresa). Adam Hughes. (Lieutenant with Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, first responder). Lunch. Kimberly Van Waus (Lee County Sheriff's Office, a certified crime scene analyst). Subject to recall. Trial continues tomorrow 10/11 at 8:30am.
    10/11/19 Day 2: The judge is asking the attorneys about scheduling. Assistant State Attorney Hamid Hunter said they may rest their case in another week and a half. State witnesses: Detective Jamie Nolen with LCSO (1st lead investigator-first 3 months). Kevin Stout (Lee County Sheriff's Office, digital forensic supervisor). Subject to recall. Deputy Jonathan Armato (Lee County Sheriff's Office, a former detective in the major crimes unit). Gladys Martinez Lee County Sheriff's Office, works in the forensic division & was a crime scene technician during the Sievers homicide investigation)-Martinez observed & collected fibers during the autopsy. Lt. Mike Downs (who eventually became a lead on this investigation). Judge overruled defense objection to mug photo of Jimmy Rodgers being used as identifier. Another crime scene technician (no name given). Capt. John Long (LCSO, leads the forensic division). Trial continues on Monday, 10/14.
    *Mark D. Sievers (50) – Next Trial Call hearing on 10/14.
    *Curtis Wayne Wright, Jr. (41) arrested (10/14/15) & charged (10/20/15) & indicted (5/5/16) with 2nd degree premeditated murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. Took plea deal (2/26/16) plead guilty to 2nd degree murder; serving 25 years, waives all rights to appeal. Will testify at trials. Sentencing on 12/2.


    Tuesday, Oct. 15th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 9:30am) – 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) 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 10/15/19.

    *Trial set to begin for both (@ 9am CT) – OH – Dylan Groves (4 mos) (Found in bottom of 30’ well, Otway, recovered June, 12, 2019; believed to have died in March, 2019) – *Daniel A. Groves (41) arrested (6/10/19), charged (5/20/19), indicted (6/11/19) & arraigned (6/12/19) with aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping/abduction, endangering children, tampering with evidence, interference with custody, gross abuse of a corpse & 4 counts of felonious assault. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    *Jessica Groves (40) arrested (6/10/19), charged (5/20/19), indicted & arraigned (6/12/19) with aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping/abduction, endangering children, tampering with evidence, interference with custody, gross abuse of a corpse & 4 counts of felonious assault. Plead not guilty. $100K bond.
    Trial scheduled to start on 10/15/19.

    Wednesday, Oct. 16th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ 10:30am ET) – FL – Kristina June French (53) (Nov. 21, 2017, Neptune Beach) – *Logan Tyler Mott (15/now 17) – arrested (12/6/17), arraigned (12/18/17) & charged (3/27/18) “as an adult” with 2nd degree murder (of his grandmother) & grand theft auto. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    Trial was set to begin 8/12/19-cancelled-now set to begin with jury selection on 10/7/19-cancelled.
    Court information from 8/16/18 thru 9/12/19 reference post #54 here:
    GUILTY - FL - Kristina French, 53, Neptune Beach, 21 Nov 2017 *Minor Grandson Arrested* #2

    9/18/19 Update: Mott plead guilty to 2nd degree murder. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors have dropped the grand theft auto charge. Prosecutors and Mott’s defense attorneys came to an agreement that the court could give a sentence lower than the mandatory minimum of 25 years. The judge will now be allowed to impose a sentence anywhere between 15 and 40 years. Status hearing on 10/10 & sentencing on 10/16 thru 10/18/19.


    Friday, Oct. 18th:
    *Probation Sentencing Hearing (@ 8:15am PT) & Preliminary Hearing (@ 1:30pm PT) - CA – Salvador Valdovinos (34) (missing Jan. 1, 2019, found Jan. 5, 2019, Hanford, body dug up from grave) – *Pete Jaramillo Reyna, Jr. (58) arrested (4/19/19), charged (4/22/19) & arraigned (6/10/19) for accessory to murder. Plead not guilty. $65K bond.
    Arraignment hearing on 5/8. 5/8/19: Arraignment hearing rescheduled to 5/13. Appointed counsel. Plead not guilty. Next Pretrial conference hearing on 5/21 @ 8:15am & Preliminary hearing @ 1:30pm.
    5/21/19 Update: Arraignment & Bail review hearing on 6/10. 6/10/19: Next pretrial conference hearing on 7/10. 7/10/19: Pretrial hearing continued to 7/30.
    7/30/19 Update: Hearing rescheduled for 8/2. 8/2/19: Took plea deal, probation sentencing hearing on 9/13. 9/13/19: Sentencing rescheduled for 10/18.
    *John Anthony Reyna (41) – Preliminary hearing on 11/12.
    *Joe Peter Trejo (36) – Last was Preliminary hearing on 10/2 which was cancelled.
    LE looking to question:
    *Mark Anthony Valdivia aka Scoobs or Mark Anthony Tafolla (37).


     
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