The transit police covering the beat at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, Massachusetts placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage to try to discourage bike theft.
The verdict is in. A Kentucky jury found 17-year-old Joshua Young not guilty of the beating death of his stepbrother, Trey Zwicker. He was also found not guilty of tampering with evidence.
There are two major court cases ongoing. The first is the Joshua Young trial. After only a few witnesses, including the family caseworker, Allison Miller, the defense rested and Joshua did not testify.
Andrea Sneiderman is set to go on trial Monday, August 5, 2013. The jury has been picked and is comprised of nine women and six men, 12 of whom will either serve on the jury or as alternatives.
For all of you Juan Martinez fans, cameras reportedly have been approved in the courtroom for the upcoming trial of Richard Chrisman with Judge Warren Granville presiding (and no longer Judge Sherry Stevens).
I just finished watching the HBO documentary called “The Cheshire Murders.” Some documentaries make a strong impression and this is one of them.
Jury selection began yesterday in the trial of Andrea Sneiderman. To the dismay of many viewers, HLN did not show the jury selection process. Thank goodness for Wild About Trial, who is live streaming the jury selection process on their website.
At the final pretrial hearing before Andrea Sneiderman’s murder trial was to begin, DA Mr. Robert James says that in the interest of justice, since he is “not sure” if Andrea is guilty, he moved to drop the three most serious charges including malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.
A short time ago I wrote an article entitled “George Zimmerman Verdict: Just or Unjust.” In that article I described Florida’s Stand Your Ground law as a “doorway to hell.” If you missed that article you might want to take the time to read it. Some of the points in that article are salient to this article.
Jury selection for Andrea Sneiderman’s trial begins on July 29th. According to her indictment, she is facing 16 charges, including malice murder, felony murder, multiple perjury charges and making false statements to law enforcement.
Ms. Sneiderman’s husband, Rusty, was dropping off their two-year-old at a Georgia day care center when he was shot multiple times by a bearded man in a hoodie, who we now know was Hemy Neuman. Hemy Neuman, an engineer and supervisor at General Electric, was Andrea Sneiderman’s boss.
George Zimmerman is free. He is now free to return to his normal life. Recent polls show that the country is almost equally divided, with half believing that justice was done and half believing it was not.
Ok, I didn’t mean that you were a dummy. I meant that I’m going to attempt to simplify the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.
Attorneys in the Zimmerman trial argued into the late night hours about the computer animation version video that the defense wants to introduce into evidence. The defense also wants to introduce Trayvon’s text messages and a Facebook post related to fighting as evidence.
The biggest news from yesterday afternoon is the judge’s ruling that allows the defense to present toxicology reports that show Trayvon Martin had trace amounts of marijuana in his system when he died.
The prosecution rested its case on Friday with the medical examiner. Many legal analysts believe that the state does not have a strong case against Mr. Zimmerman.
The prosecutors are said to be calling their final witnesses which include members of Trayvon Martin’s family and the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy.
The Andrea Sneiderman trial is set to begin on July 29, 2013. Ms. Sneiderman is facing felony murder charges implicating her in the death of her husband Rusty Sneiderman. Mr. Sneiderman was shot in 2010 at a day care center by Ms. Sneiderman’s boss, Hemy Neuman, who was convicted and who is now serving a life sentence.
Let’s talk about attorneys for a minute. They are not always held in high esteem. In fact, many people are severely critical of attorneys. This isn’t a recent phenomenon. Here’s a quote from early in American history by Mark Twain.
Mark Twain wrote, “It is interesting to note that criminals have multiplied of late, and lawyers have also; but I repeat myself.” So he says that the number of criminals has increased, lately. He adds, that also the number of attorneys has increased. Then with perhaps the greatest wit in American history he says “but I repeat myself.”