Archives for September 2010

Update Hina family

New Hampshire’s Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling heard arguments on David McLeod’s bail request last Sept. 7, 2010. She issued a ruling last Friday, writing that the state met the requirements for keeping McLeod in jail, but at the same time, she also ordered a second hearing. The state was required to show that the proof […]

Vidocq presents…Paul Cutler!

Paul Cutler is an Australian barrister. He is admitted to practise at the New South Wales Bar. He has a commercial practise with specialties in corporate insolvency and bankruptcy. Apart from the challenges of professional practice, Paul enjoys tennis, swimming, and playing the violin. He also likes to blog about topical (and sometimes amusing) legal matters […]

“The petition warrants a hearing,” Judge Baird

The inquiry into the Willingham case will be held in his courtroom on Oct. 6-7, but Judge Baird said that it could be extended if necessary. Supporters of Cameron Todd Willingham hailed the Austin district judge’s decision last Monday to open a two-day court of inquiry next month. He will determine whether Willingham was wrongfully convicted and […]

Did a cop murder the Crewes?

Author Ian Wishart has named Detective Sergeant Len Johnston as suspect in the murders of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe. Johnston was a detective who played a pivotal role in the police investigation into their deaths. Johnston passed away in 1978. The accusation has created an uproar amongst those who knew Johnston personally and professionally. It has also sparked a bitter attack […]

Guilty verdict in cold case of Jackie Johns

Guilty verdict in cold case of Jackie Johns. A St. Louis County jury convicted Gerald Carnahan of first-degree murder and forcible rape on Thursday afternoon for the death of Jackie Johns 25 years ago in Greene County, MO.  Barring a successful appeal, the 52-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison. The murder conviction […]

Willeke Dost: no results yet

Dutch police have been digging behind the farm where they were hoping to find the remains of Willeke Dost. However, nothing has been found. The police indicated that they have not changed their minds on who the main suspects are. In 1992, the theory was that most likely Willeke had run away but now police think that […]

Carnahan’s fate in the hands of the jury

Carnahan’s fate in the hands of the jury: Gerald Carnahan of Springfield, MO,  is facing 12 jurors.  Closing arguments in his trial ended about 11:45 a.m. today. Carnahan is charged with killing Jackie Johns, 20, of Nixa in June 1985 in Springfield, MO. Before closing arguments, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Michael Jamison read legal instructions to […]