Month: May 2010

The Price of Family

This Memorial Day brings together millions of families.  Some will gather to celebrate the three-day weekend, others will gather to honor those who have served.  In our particular case, throughout this entire ordeal, the one constant that has remained is…

Truth And Consequences

The Support Staff We’d be even more confused by the legal wrangling if we didn’t have the help of Intern Sean.  A recent law school grad from the area, Sean found us in a serendipitous way, by trawling through wiki for unsolved…

Art For Art’s Sake…

And Justice for God’s Sake. Our continued thanks goes out to courtroom artist William J. Hennessy, Jr. for allowing us to republish his works, and to the local TV stations for the many screen grabs we’ve pulled.    After the jump,…

Day 9: Wrap

Bruton, Crawford, Carpenter, Thomas and Michael Price Today’s afternoon session saw the end of Doug Deedrick’s mind-numbing testimony and cross examination.  The former FBI trace evidence analyst had a tough Thursday and a slightly better Friday, thanks to his manager,…

Day 9: Updates

5:00pm Update Adjourned until Tuesday morning. The cross and redirect of trace evidence expert Doug Deedrick continued for most of the afternoon. Things took a more interesting turn late in the day when we saw MPD Detective Gail Russell-Brown retake…

Day 8: Wrap

Knife Fight The morning was spent trying to determine whether or not two key tests performed by semi-retired FBI trace evidence analyst Douglas Deedrick would be included. The tests involve his work on fiber transfers from an eight pound pork…

Day 8: Updates

1:45pm Update    The first witness called today was retired FBI hair and fiber analyst Douglas Deedrick. This longtime trace evidence expert testified in the O.J. Simpson criminal case…a lot of good that did him. Deedrick didn’t get very far…

Day 7: Wrap

A Judge’s Lack of Patience and a Detective’s Hardball Tactics The after-lunch session started off fairly stormy.  Judge Lynn Leibovitz scolded the government attorneys for nearly a half hour on their failure to make clear how they intend to present…

Day 7: Updates

3:30pm Update: The after-lunch session kicked off with a mildly exasperated Judge Leibovitz.  Fifteen minutes later it was a very, very exasperated Judge Leibovitz. Again she schooled the government to get squared away on how they will present statements, whether…