The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Attorney Calls Bail ‘Unconstitutional’ For Teen Accused in Tongan Deaths: San Jose, Calif. (KCBS) — The attorney for a Redwood City woman accused of causing the death of two members of a Tongan royal family and their driver, said her $3 million bail is outrageous. KCBS’ Mike Colgan reported that attorney Randy Moore said he …

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Media interest in Dyleski trial less than expected: It has all the elements of a sensational trial: the body a popular middle-aged woman is found brutally beaten in her own home on a quiet suburban road. Her husband, the nationally renowned criminal defense attorney Daniel Horowitz, finds the body while trying to prepare a case …

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Shooter gets 10 years, while victim and his family get life sentence: This is a great article about a real victim in a school shooting. The one who is actually shot. Not these cowards with guns who have delusions that they were wronged somehow… The gavel came down in the Roseburg courtroom a few weeks …

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Chat rooms could face expulsion: The DOPA act passed the House and as I expected it’s an ill-informed and ill-advised piece of legislation… Web sites like Amazon.com and MySpace.com may soon be inaccessible for many people using public terminals at American schools and libraries, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives. By a 410-15 vote …

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Prosecutor: Scott Dyleski’s vicious slaying of neighbor ‘wasn’t Goth … it was murder’: MARTINEZ, Calif. — Gothic imagery, dark poetry and an obseassion with cult murders imbued the mind of a 17-year-old former Boy Scout who is accused of brutally killing 52-year-old Pamela Vitale, prosecutors said during opening statements Thursday in the teen’s first-degree murder …

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Yates’ ex-husband criticizes prosecutors: Can you believe the nerve of this jackhole?… Rusty Yates lashed out Thursday at prosecutors who spent five years pursuing murder charges against his ex-wife, saying they misrepresented certain details of the day Andrea Yates drowned their five children. Rusty Yates told The Associated Press that Andrea Yates never told him, …

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Judge: No bail change in Randolph teen’s murder: It seems that James Zarate, the brother, and accomplice of Jonathan Zarate, won’t be having his bail reduced anytime soon… A 15-year-old boy, scheduled to be tried as an adult along with his 19-year-old brother on charges of killing and mutilating neighbor Jennifer Parks a year ago …

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Yates not guilty by reason of insanity: From the “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me” Department… HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Andrea Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday in her second murder trial for the bathtub drownings of her young children. Yates, 42, will now be committed to a state mental …

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Possible Dyleski jurors quizzed on Goth, magic: The prosecutor in the Scott Dyleski murder trial asked prospective jurors Friday whether they were familiar with or knew anyone who embraced the Goth culture or the Wicca religious movement, and whether they had read books about psychopaths, serial killers and Jack the Ripper. The discussion in Contra …

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