Social media, now more than ever, is impacting our criminal justice system in unique and unexpected ways. The most recent example of this can be found in the motion filed by Jodi Arias’ attorney’s, who are asking that jurors in her retrial be mandated to reveal whether or not they have a Twitter account.
Andrea Sneiderman appeared before the Honorable Judge Gregory Adams, pleading with him to let her go home to see her children. The judge listened intently as Andrea listed the reasons for why she should be shown mercy.
In case you missed the verdict, Andrea Sneiderman has been found guilty of 9 of 13 counts.
In every respect, this is a very sad and tragic story. 19-year-old David Kellen Grow, (who goes by Kellen), was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the case of brutally killing his mother Robin Grow, who was 49 years old.
A news organization obtained search warrant documents that reveal a number of items found at the burned-out property of James Lee DiMaggio. They include the following:
So now Jodi Arias has an online book club. I guess we should not be surprised. She tweets from jail. One of the Bee Gees is writing music about her case and she continues to sell art through a website run by a friend.
New information has been released in the case of the Hannah Anderson kidnapping. Court records show that firefighters found the body of Christina Marie Anderson, in James Lee DiMaggio’s garage. Nearby was a crowbar and blood next to her head.
Judge Sherry Stevens ruled against Jodi Arias’ defense motion to “vacate the jury’s finding the aggravating factor that the murder of Mr. Alexander was especially cruel…”
Former nurse Genene Anne Jones, now 63, was convicted of murdering 15-month old Chelsea McClellan in 1982 by repeatedly injecting her with succinylcholine chloride, a lethal substance. For that murder, Jones was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
The Andrea Sneiderman case continues as the defense has recently begun presenting its case. The following are highlights of what we have learned in recent testimony.
Joshua Young has been acquitted of tampering with evidence and participating in the murder of his stepbother, Trey Zwicker. During his interrogation, Joshua Young told investigators that even though living in foster care was good, he would prefer to be with his father. “I mean I love my dad more than anybody in this world. And, I’d… Read More »
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.
If you’re an avid court watcher, then you are probably watching the Joshua Young trial. It’s no Jodi Arias trial but there is certainly no shortage of drama.
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.