TX TX - Debra Reiding, 18, Austin, 22 Jan 1979

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Bumping up this one for you @MicheleT - any updates yet? TIA! :)
     


  2. MicheleT

    MicheleT Well-Known Member

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    @Niner
    It only shows the 9/9/19 date, nothing else.
     
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  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you! :D I'll check back with you in August!

    Seems like most of the courts are skipping August for court dates. Summer vacations I guess for court staff?
     
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  4. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Don't really know IF this is happening, but I have this in my notes.

    Monday, Sept. 9th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial set to start 9/9.




    Going to tag @MicheleT - is this still a go? TIA! :)
     
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  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Tuesday, Sept. 10th:
    *Trial Continues (Day 2) (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial set to start 9/9.

    9/9/19 Day 1: Jury selection – no info available. Trial continues on 9/10.
     
  6. MicheleT

    MicheleT Well-Known Member

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  7. YESorNO

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    DNA test snag delays 1979 murder trial; suspect released from jail

    Sep 9, 2019

    "One week before he was scheduled to go to trial in the 1979 cold case strangulation of his 18-year-old co-worker, Austin resident Michael Galvan was allowed to leave the Travis County Jail on Monday after prosecutors announced they are still awaiting DNA test results and cannot proceed until they have them.

    In granting a motion from the state to delay the trial until next month, state District Judge Brad Urrutia also agreed to reduce Galvan’s bail from $750,000 to $250,000 and to free him on a personal recognizance bond. The judge said he had no other lawful alternative after prosecutors, who had previously announced they were ready for trial, said they now want to wait for the lab results of an endocervical swab taken from victim Debra Reiding.

    Per the release conditions set by Urrutia, Galvan, who was in jail for 474 days, must stay in his home except for doctor appointments and also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements....

    The new trial date is Oct. 28."

    DNA test snag delays 1979 murder trial; suspect released from jail
     
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    "still awaiting DNA tests"....how many months/years/centuries those labs need to make those DNA tests? :rolleyes:
     
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    I know an ex of his. Thanks for posting. I messaged her to let her know he is back out.
     
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  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you all for that info! Just got that article you posted YESorNO this morning....
     
  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    @MicheleT - can you check to see if Galvan's trial starts tomorrow 10/28?

    TIA! :)
     
  12. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well - not sure on this one - but will post anyway.... :)

    Monday, October 28th:
    *Trial was to begin (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond. Reduced to $250K (9/9/19) & has bonded out.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial set to start 10/28/19.

    9/9/19 Update: Galvan was allowed to leave the Travis County Jail on Monday (9/9) after prosecutors announced they are still awaiting DNA test results and cannot proceed until they have them. In granting a motion from the state to delay the trial until next month, state District Judge Brad Urrutia also agreed to reduce Galvan's bail from $750,000 to $250,000 and to free him on a personal recognizance bond. Must stay in his home except for doctor appointments and also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements. The new trial date is Oct. 28.
     
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Like I said - not sure can't get into court site & googling is just giving me the article that @YESorNO posted in Sept. Maybe because of these data protection laws in Europe....

    I shall continue with this - until I hear from @MicheleT ! :)

    Tuesday, October 29th:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond. Reduced to $250K (9/9/19) & has bonded out. Must stay in his home except for doctor appointments & also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial set to start 10/28/19.

    10/28/19 Day 1: Jury Seleciton ?? Trial continues on 10/29.
     
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  14. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well I tried to find "something" about this case this morning - but not allowed to access any of the articles over here in the EU.... so will continue until "someone" here can tell me any different....

    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond. Reduced to $250K (9/9/19) & has bonded out. Must stay in his home except for doctor appointments & also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial set to start 10/28/19.

    10/28/19 Day 1: Jury Seleciton ?? Trial continues on 10/29.
    10/29/19 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 10/30.
     
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    [​IMG]


    Thursday, October 31st:
    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond. Reduced to $250K (9/9/19) & has bonded out. Must stay in his home except for doctor appointments & also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial started on 10/28/19.

    10/28/19 Day 1: Jury Selection ?? Trial continues on 10/29.
    10/29/19 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 10/30.
    10/30/19 Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 10/31.




    @SeesSeas - you seem to come thru for me on other cases. Hate to bother you on this one. All I know he is in the Travis County jail. Don't know if there are court dates on there or not.... TIA if you can help me! :)
     
  16. SeesSeas

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    Docket Search
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    Travis County Criminal Courts
    Defendant Attorney Cause Date & Time Court Floor Type Charge
    GALVAN, MICHAEL VAZQUEZ, AMBER D-1-DC-18-900085 11/15/19 9:00 AM 450 9 OTH CAPITAL MURDER IN COMM OF CITED OFFENSES
    GALVAN, MICHAEL VAZQUEZ, AMBER D-1-DC-18-900085 2/18/20 9:00 AM 450 9 JURY CAPITAL MURDER IN COMM OF CITED OFFENSES
     
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    Ah - I thought so! No trial.... probably the DNA stuff isn't done yet....

    Thanks a bunch SeesSeas! [​IMG]
     
  18. Niner

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    Friday, November 15th:
    *Status Hearing (@ 9am CT) – TX – Debra Sue Reiding (18) (Jan. 22, 1979, Austin) – *Michael Anthony Galvan (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (5/25/18) & indicted (5/30/18) with 1 count of murder & 1 count of capital murder. $750K bond. Reduced to $250K (9/9/19) & has bonded out. Must stay in his home except for doctor appointments & also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements.
    Was a co-worker of Debra’s.
    Trial was to start on 10/28/19-continued to 2/18/20

    Court info from 7/10/18 thru 4/1/19 reference post #54 here:
    TX - TX - Debra Reiding, 18, Austin, 22 Jan 1979

    9/9/19 Update: Galvan was allowed to leave the Travis County Jail on Monday (9/9) after prosecutors announced they are still awaiting DNA test results and cannot proceed until they have them. In granting a motion from the state to delay the trial until next month, State District Judge Brad Urrutia also agreed to reduce Galvan's bail from $750,000 to $250,000 and to free him on a personal recognizance bond. Must stay in his home except for doctor appointments and also wear a GPS monitoring device that will track his movements. The new trial date is Oct. 28. 10/28/19 Day 1: Trial has been continued. Next Status hearing on 11/15, trial reset for 2/18/20.
     
  19. SeesSeas

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    Criminal Docket Search
    Travis County Criminal Courts
    Defendant Attorney Cause Date & Time Court Floor Type Charge
    GALVAN, MICHAEL VAZQUEZ, AMBER D-1-DC-18-900085 3/30/20 9:00 AM 450 9 JURY CAPITAL MURDER IN COMM OF CITED OFFENSES
     
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  20. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Hi! I highlighted Jury - does that mean they moved the trial (again?) from 2/18 to 3/20/20? TIA! :)
     

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