Found Safe TX - Lili Griffith, 14, & Lulu Bandera-Magret, 7, Round Rock, 30 Dec 2017 #2

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  1. Rodnester

    Rodnester Well-Known Member

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    More playback of the interview from both girls when they recovered from TM. It is unbelievable on how grooming can affect a young person. The older girl kept lying for TM even after he killed her mother.
     
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    Rodnester Well-Known Member

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    Williamson County charges still possible in connection to Tonya Bates' homicide

    "Even after the [federal] trial, we’ll continue to pursue the homicide of Tonya Bates and as we continue to collect evidence and get all our evidence in, we will work closely with the district attorney’s office to determine if any other or further charges will be levied against Terry Miles, or any other person that we feel that is involved in this homicide," Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks explained.
     
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    In recess until tomorrow. It pisses me off reading this even though I understand that the mitigation specialist is only doing his/her job:
    Molly Oak
    @MollyAndAMic

    The mitigation specialist reading the therapy notes of the teen--showed how often the teen's story changed; how she originally said Miles didn't kill her mom and said she wasn't afraid of him.

    I don't know why that is even considered mitigating. The girl is a minor and Miles took her and her minor sister across state lines. If he was their "protector" as defense claims he could have taken them somewhere safe in Round Rock, like the police station. How does defense argue that they weren't afraid of him and he was "protecting" them?

    Ugh. It's no stretch that one or both girls were reluctant to tell the truth about Miles; he's a violent criminal and that sure would scare me too!! Grr...
    Attorneys claim Terry Miles a protector; closing arguments coming soon
    Miles defense portrays him as protector not predator

    Sorry - not sorry - defense but Miles is a predator! And shaming their murdered mother on top of it. SMDH.
     
  5. Rodnester

    Rodnester Well-Known Member

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    I hope that the fact that they had found TBs blood had dripped on to his shoe and his sweater had discolored spots (chlorine spots?) on it should be enough to get him the life sentence.
     
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    More from Molly:

    Miles faces anywhere from 20 to life. Sentencing won’t happen until late April as of now.
     
  8. 2Hope4

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    That was a very quick verdict!
     
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    Texas man, 45, found guilty of kidnapping two girls, 7 and 14, after allegedly killing their mother | Daily Mail Online

    A federal jury has convicted a man on kidnapping charges after he took two sisters from a Texas home where their mother was later found dead.

    Terry Allen Miles, 45, was convicted Tuesday. Investigators say the 45-year-old was living with Tonya Bates in Round Rock to help look after her two daughters when they disappeared in December 2017.

    'Today's verdict represents justice for the child victims of Terry Miles,' said U.S. Attorney Bash in a release. 'Mandatory minimums have been criticized recently, but I am glad that federal law requires defendants to serve at least 20 years—and up to life in prison—for these sorts of heinous acts against children.

    'Thank you to our wonderful prosecution team – who worked without paychecks during the shutdocwn preparing for this trial – and to our partners at the FBI and the Round Rock Police Department.'

    [...]
     
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  11. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Wow. Less than an hour of deliberation. Wow. It's too bad they couldn't add the murder charge on to avoid a second trial. I think he would have been convicted of it too.
     
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    Any word on him being tried for the murder? It bothers me that this may never be prosecuted.
     
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    It's been updated.

    Judge Yeakel gave him life! Thank goodness as it appears Miles was already thinking about another mother with a young daughter. Ugh!
    BREAKING: Terry Miles, convicted of kidnapping two Round Rock girls, sentenced to life
     
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    Brain damaged or not, that letter proves that he is still a danger to society. Life is a very appropriate sentence at this juncture. We will see if the county presses for the murder conviction.
     
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    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I am sorry that he has holes in his brain. Did that happen from drugs and alcohol? IDK

    But the bottom line is he is dangerous and cannot be trusted to walk free. Case Closed.
     
  17. 2Hope4

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    Exactly where he needs to be and stay! LIFE!
     
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