GUILTY TX - Police stage murders to catch couple who hired hitman - Feb 2017

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    3m3 minutes ago

    Verikas stayed at a hotel because she feared for her safety #leonjacob @KPRC2

    2 mins ago
    Verikas says he followed her to police station #leonjacob @KPRC2

    2 mins ago
    Says he jumped out in front of her car at one point telling her she was making a mistake #leonjacob @KPRC2

    1 min ago
    Verikas said she tried to work. Says she told him hundreds of time to leave her alone #leonjacob @KPRC2
     


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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    1m1 minute ago

    Verikas says she was hysterical and didn't know what to do when she learned there was a hit out on her life #leonjacob @KPRC2



    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    2m2 minutes ago

    Verikas says she told #leonjacob to stay away hundreds of times. She filed a 2 year protective order against him #khou11
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    Kevin Quinn
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    2m2 minutes ago

    After police told Verikas about the murder for hire plot & danger to her life from #leonjacob she says “I was hysterical. I didn’t know what to do.” #abc13


    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    1m1 minute ago

    Verikas said she went to Pittsburgh to be safe. Says, as investigators took photos, she thought...what if this had actually happend. She couldn't understand how she ended up in that situation #leonjacob @KPRC2

    Attorney #leonjacob asked if Verikas and Jacob met at a hotel in Houston. She responded no, in Pittsburgh @KPRC2


    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    1m1 minute ago

    Verikas in tears describing posing for police photos to make it look like murder-for-hire plot had been carried out. She says she kept thinking "What if this really happened?" #LeonJacob #khou11
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    5m5 minutes ago

    #leonjacob's attorney asks if Verikas ever used the word "threat" in relation to Leon @KPRC2

    3 mins ago
    Verikas said #leonjacob tried to contact her through her parents @KPRC2

    1 min ago
    #leonjacob's attorney repeatedly making the point that Jacob kept trying to establish relationship again with Verikas @KPRC2
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    2 mins ago

    Verikas leaves the stand #leonjacob @KPRC2



    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    2m2 minutes ago

    Defense now bringing up that, when asked, #LeonJacob returned Verikas' glasses and passport after the break up. But Verikas insists that he was the one who took them in the first place. #khou11
     
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    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    1m1 minute ago

    Next witness up for the prosecution: man from Ohio whose wife worked in a hospital with #LeonJacob.



    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    41s42 seconds ago

    Man from Ohio on stand. Says his ex-wife worked at hospital with #leonjacob when he was in residency. @KPRC2
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    51s52 seconds ago

    Says #leonjacob followed him home from hospital after taking his son to the hospital with breathing problems @KPRC2


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    32s32 seconds ago

    Darren Gooden now on stand. Discovered relationship between his wife & #leonjacob in 2011 in OH . #abc13 LJ was resident at hospital where his now-Ex wife was a recruiter. #abc13
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    4m4 minutes ago

    Says #leonjacob would make threats against him, threatend to blow up his house, sat in front of house @KPRC2


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    3m3 minutes ago

    Gooden says #leonjacob would threaten him. Threatened to kill him. Threatened to blow up his house. Says LJ & his ex interfered w/ his ability to see his 2 children. #abc13


    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    2m2 minutes ago

    Witness, Darren Gooden, says #LeonJacob had relationship with his wife in Ohio. He says Jacob threatened in his family, punched his son. Gooden said he got restraining order against Jacob. #khou11



    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    1m1 minute ago

    Says #leonjacob punched his young son, but it was blamed on him. Says he ultimately got full custody, Jacob told to have no contact with children @KPRC2
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    5m5 minutes ago

    Witness steps down. On to the next witness called by prosecutors #leonjacob @KPRC2

    2 mins ago
    State calls 17 year old daughter of a woman who had a relationship with #leonjacob. Her father was the last to testify @KPRC2

    1 min ago
    Says she knew #leonjacob through her mother. Says she could not understand why he was around so much when she had a wife and family @KPRC2



    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    1m1 minute ago

    Next witness is a 17-year-old girl whose mom was in a relationship with #LeonJacob. She was 12 at the time. She says "I didn't understand why he was always over when he had a wife and kids of his own" #khou11
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    11 minutes ago

    Says #leonjacob and mother told her not to stay at her dad's home. Told her to run away (back to their home) @KPRC2

    Says there were arguments between #leonjacob and her mom. Described a "screaming match" @KPRC2


    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    9m9 minutes ago

    Says #leonjacob punched her brother in the chest so that it could be blamed on their father. Says brother was 13-14 years old. Says he "toppled over" @KPRC2

    Defense makes point that it takes two people to have a fight. #leonjacob @KPRC2


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    7m7 minutes ago

    Now teen daughter of man whose now ex-wife had affair with #leonjacob . She describes seeing LJ hit her 14-15 yr old brother in chest in order to frame her father for false abuse claim #abc13



    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    1m1 minute ago

    Husband of #leonjacob's mother is on stand. Describing argument with Jacob. Says he was loud, yelling at wife, got in her face. @KPRC2
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
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    2m2 minutes ago

    Says Jacob pushed him and he ended up on his back #leonjacob @KPRC2

    Said he didn't call police. Hoped this would all blow over #leonjacob @KPRC2


    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    2m2 minutes ago

    The stepfather of #LeonJacob now on the stand. Dale Johnston testifies about a past fight. He remembers Jacob getting "in his mother's face". Johnston says he yelled back, so Jacob shoved him to the ground. #khou11


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    1m1 minute ago

    Step father of #leonjacob on stand now. Dale Johnston describes incident where LJ was berating his own mother. Claims LJ “shoved” him. “I ended up on my back.” #abc13
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    Ryan Korsgard
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    2m2 minutes ago

    Defense asks if he intervened in argument between mother and son. #leonjacob @KPRC2

    #leonjacob's sister in law takes the stand. She is sister of Jacob. Also knows Verikas. Says they were good friends @KPRC
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
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    2m2 minutes ago

    Says she remembers the day Verikas left #leonjacob. Says Verikas came over, described fight and she saw imprints of fingers on the face of Verikas @KPRC2

    Says #leonjacob sent her hundreds of text messages. Says he wanted her to help get him back with Meghan @KPRC2

    She says she and Verikas were having a "girls' night" Says #leonjacob came into house looking for Verikas @KPRC2 Said he also dropped off flowers for Verikas earlier in the day
     
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    Ryan Korsgard
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    2m2 minutes ago

    "I was scared. I was really scared...." said the wife of the brother of #leonjacob @KPRC2

    Said #leonjacob sent nasty messages, said horrible things about her to her family @KPRC2


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    57s58 seconds ago

    Sister in law Leslie Jacob says LJ became angry at her because he believed she told Meghan Verikas about LJ’s relationship w/ Valerie McDaniel. Jacob insists she didn’t. #abc13 #leonjacob #abc13
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    Ryan Korsgard
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    2m2 minutes ago

    Said #leonjacob would come to his mother's office from time to time @KPRC2

    Says she knew #leonjacob had had sex with Valerie before Verikas moved to Houston @KPRC2

    Says #leonjacob came to the law office a lot in Jan. 2017 for the purpose of asking her to contact Meghan @KPRC2

    Witness steps down #leonjacob @KPRC2



    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    6m6 minutes ago

    Annie Morrison, Jacob's ex-wife, now taking the stand. #LeonJacob #khou11


    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    5m5 minutes ago

    Ex wife of #leonjacob on stand. Says they had a volatile relationship. Says he threw her clothes off of balcony @KPRC2


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    3m3 minutes ago

    Annie Morrison, #leonjacob ‘s ex wife now on stand. Met in 1996 at @UTAustin . Says when the fought, they were big fights. “Intense” screaming. #abc13
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    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    2m2 minutes ago

    #leonjacob @KPRC2 ex says he once pulled a pocket knife on her during a fight. Says she felt threatened with it


    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    2m2 minutes ago

    Ex-wife of #LeonJacob - she testifies fights were very intense. She remembers Jacob pulled a pocket knife on her after they married. She did not report it #khou11


    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    3m3 minutes ago

    Ex-wife says she and #leonjacob moved to Houston for him to take a job. His contract was not renewed in NYC, she said @KPRC2


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    3m3 minutes ago

    After she had a son w/ #leonjacob in 2009. LJ had a hard time giving up his freedom for his family. #abc13

    Once got in argument and #leonjacob threw her clothes down the stairs. Morrison was concerned for her safety. Didn’t leave. “I was embarrassed that this was happening to me.” #abc13


    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    1m1 minute ago

    After having their first child, Morrison says #LeonJacob had trouble giving up free time for parental responsibilities. She says fights started again. She stayed because she was embarrassed that was happening to her. She was worried about her son growing up in broken home #khou11

    Ex-wife testifies that #LeonJacob pushed, kicked, and bruised her #khou11


    Ryan Korsgard
    ‏ @KPRC2Ryan
    50s51 seconds ago

    #leonjacob @KPRC2 Lunch break
     
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    a slacker...

    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    2m2 minutes ago

    Morrison says #leonjacob would get more physical. “He would push me, grab, kick me and push me against the wall.” She said she would lie when people asked about the bruising. #abc13
     
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    another late one....

    Law & Crime Network
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    3m3 minutes ago

    #LeonJacob - Court adjourns for lunch. Jacob's ex-wife will continue her testimony when court resumes.
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    Niner, thank you for all the tweets!
     
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    Stephanie Whitfield
    ‏Verified account @KHOUStephanie
    2m2 minutes ago

    Jacob's ex-wife is back on the stand. She claims #LeonJacob had an affair while she was pregnant. He was not employed at the time. #khou11

    Ex-wife is now saying #LeonJacob gambled 10's of thousands of dollars away while they were together #khou11


    Kevin Quinn
    ‏Verified account @imkevinquinn
    44s44 seconds ago

    Morrison: #leonjacob physically abused her while she was pregnant. Tried to kick her in stomach. This was after she found out he was cheating on her. #abc13

    Morrison said #leonjacob threatened to kill her: “he said nobody would ever find my body...” LJ, a MD resident, claimed he had access to chemicals that could dissolve her remains. #abc13
     

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