GUILTY TX - Dana Edwards, 32, murdered in her Alamo Heights home, 1 Jan 2009

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Alamo Heights TX is an affluent, incorporated town within the city of San Antonio.

    Defendant's tears called no match for science
    Another wince-worthy fact of the matter:
    the story, with pictures, at San Antonio Express-News link above
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Alamo Heights fun facts: the predominant grocery chain in S.A. is H.E.B. The ritzy one near Alamo Heights is nicknamed "the Gucci B.," and features valet service. Mark of prestige in S.A.: to be "an '09er" - which refers to zip code 78209, which includes Alamo Heights. S.A.'s "Golden Triangle," all incorporated, posh towns within the city: Terrell Hills, Olmos Park, Alamo Heights.

    Alamo Heights murder suspect's attorney: Investigation sloppy (kens5.com) w/video

    Dana Clair Edwards obituary (legacy.com)
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    If ever there were a case where an accused murderer could go free based on bad policework and good lawyering, this is that case.

    Cell phone ping evidence promises to be very interesting due to defense expert claims.

    Excellent job being done at Twitter following the play-by-play of the trial by SA Express-News courthouse beat reporter Craig Kapitan, @HearsaySA
     
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    twitter live from trial @HearsaySA
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Off to an exciting start.
     
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    San Antonio Express-News summary of the day's court proceedings:

    Witnesses: Victim noted ex's odd behavior before slaying
    more at link above
     
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    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    wfgodotThanks for all info, very interesting!
     
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    You're welcome! Glad you find it so. It's interesting to me because I lived in an adjacent (but totally not affluent) neighborhood in S.A. for eight years. The murder was the last big news story before I moved.
     
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    Thanks! Quite interesting.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    DeGuerin excellent in cross-ex (of course; he's a fine attorney) of Ms. Federspill. Witness rehabilitated well by prosecution. On stand now: Ken Doll. (Can't make this stuff up.) Later: Barbie?? (Also works as in-joke re: Alamo Heights types.)
     
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    is there a link to a live twitter feed? Interesting case.
     
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    @HearsaySA. Guy tweeting is S.A. Ex-News courthouse beat reporter.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    bbm, another example would be the Gabriel Johnson case, his mother will never pay fully because of SAPD. jmo
     
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    Not sure exactly when SAPD joined this case and whose screw-ups are going to be revealed by the defense; Alamo Heights has its own police force, and at least at the beginning would have been - I think - the lead department investigating the murder. Depends on at what point they called in SAPD for help - as it took a long time for an arrest to be made.
     
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    Expect a firm cross-ex by DeGuerin over this point, plus the defense will have its own expert(s) to rebut the matter; one of key points in prosecution case:
     
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    More pings, key evidence (considering this is at or near the spot where Grit the Jack Russell terrier was tossed away like trash):
     
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    Possible preview of key defense contention:
    Or, possibly just something to implant in jurors' heads to scramble attempts to sort the factual.

    ETA:
    And so week one ends - three excellent court days for those following. Very interesting case; verdict could go either way, it seems. Well-prepared, forceful prosecution, albeit one expected soon to have to battle flaws in building the case. Defense lawyer one of the finest in Texas and has already shown flashes of ability to go for the jugular. (Even so, a plea bargain at some point next week would not totally surprise me.)
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