Archives for March 2010

Update Yolanda Baker Trial

Closing arguments have began in the Yolanda Baker trial. She went missing about 11 years ago and was legally declared dead in 2009. She was the mother to twins, a boy and a girl. This is only the third time that a “no body” murder case was tried in D.C. according to a U.S. attorney’s […]

The order to stay the Skinner execution

(ORDER LIST: 559 U.S.) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010 ORDER IN PENDING CASE 09-9000 SKINNER, HENRY W. V. SWITZER, LYNN (O9A743) “The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Scalia and by him referred to the Court is granted pending disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the […]

Hank Johnson to be exhumed

Hank Johnson was murdered more than 100 miles away from home almost two years ago and a key clue may be buried with him. His mother, Sandi Johnson will be at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery to watch what she thinks should have been done a long time ago. She believes he was buried with crucial […]

Zeigler, Part III

The Unusual Crime Scene, Zeigler (part 3): Despite that this large, dark furniture store was a crime scene with multiple bodies inside, police did not hesitate to enter it several times. Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other officers violated basic rules of procedure by entering a dark crime scene knowing they will disturb evidence. […]

Execution halted for Hank Skinner!

The U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Hank Skinner execution about an hour before he could have been taken to the Texas death chamber. The brief order grants him the delay but does not ensure he will get such testing. The court order came as relatives of Busby were climbing the steps of the Huntsville prison […]

Hagy, presenting no defense, guilty of 1984 slaying

William Ray Hagy Jr. on Tuesday denied killing a Roanoke woman in 1984, speaking not from the witness stand in his murder trial but in a 2-year-old recorded interview played by prosecutors. “I have a feeling you’re going to charge me with this,” Hagy said in the conversation with the Roanoke police detective who reopened […]

Uncovering The Mystery Of The ‘Clinton Avenue Five’

Uncovering The Mystery Of The ‘Clinton Avenue Five’ is not an easy task. Police have cracked a major cold case that’s gone unsolved for more than 30 years. Five teenagers vanished on a summer day in 1978. But now, the family members of those missing have new reason for hope. For justice, because the boys are […]

Update Cynthia Denise McCray

Willam Hagy Jr. just pleaded not guilty in the  cold case murder of Cynthia Denise McCray from 1984, see my post “Hagy goes on trial today in 1984 slaying.” Hagy’s defense attorney argued for and won a bench trial, meaning there will not be a jury to decide Hagy’s guilty or innocence. The judge delayed a […]