The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

This is an article from Miller-McClune Magazine by Jack Levin called The Invisible Hate Crime which is basically about how violent crimes that target the handicapped are hate crimes and do not receive the attention they deserve from media or law enforcement. For the most part Mr. Levin is dead on however there is one …

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Judge: First-degree murder ruling stands in Odgren conviction: Judge rejects request to reduce sentence in Lincoln-Sudbury High slaying: In Massachusetts Middlesex Superior Court Judge S. Jane Haggerty ruled that John Odgren’s first degree murder conviction will stand. That means for now Odgren will continue to serve his life sentence. In 2007 at the age of …

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Victim’s kin: Pity for John Odgren ‘unthinkable’: The parents of James Alenson have spoken out on the latest ploy to get their son’s killer out of jail early. Jon and Carman Alenson had this to say about John Odgren’s request to have his conviction lowered to second degree murder. “Our family waited three and a …

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Odgren’s lawyers ask judge to reduce murder conviction: The lawyers for John Odgren have requested that the judge throw out his first degree murder conviction and reduce the charge to second degree murder so he could be eligible for parole after 15 years. Odgren was convicted of first degree murder for stabbing James Alenson in …

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Odgren sentenced to life as Alenson’s family looks on: Here is the first paragraph of the article about John Odgren’s sentencing… Clutching a jacket like a security blanket and pressing his forehead against a table, special needs student John Odgren was sentenced today to mandatory life imprisonment without parole for killing fellow student James F.Alenson …

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Odgren convicted of first-degree murder, faces life imprisonment: John Odgren has been convicted of first degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of 15-year-old James Alenson in the bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. The mandatory sentence for first degree murder is life without the possibility of parole. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning. …

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James Alenson’s father tearfully recalls last time he saw son before murder at L-S: Monday was the first day of testimony in the trial of John Odgren. He being the sandwich of doom that is accused of stabbing James Alenson to death in a bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. The opening arguments were nothing spectacular. …

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Family of Lincoln-Sudbury stabbing victim files civil suit: The family of James Alenson has not only filed a wrongful death suit against John Odgren but they’ve also filed a suit against the man who placed Odgren at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional. That man would be Robert Barnes a consultant for the school’s Great Opportunities Program. While I’m …

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Spitz: Murdered boy should be remembered: This is a great article about how much of a tragedy it was when James Alenson was murdered in the bathroom of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School ‘allegedly’ by John Odgren. So much potential lost because some kid wanted to commit the ‘perfect crime’. Please also visit JamesAlenson.com and LincolnSudburyMemorialSchool.org.

Judge allows John Odgren phone recordings in trial: A judge has ruled that the recorded jailhouse confessions of John Odgren can be used as evidence in his murder trial for the stabbing death of James Alenson at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Mass. The trial is scheduled to start this coming Tuesday.