The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Victim’s dad helps craft bill requiring blended sentences: Ted Johnston is the father of Marlee Johnston. When Marlee was 14 she was bludgeoned to death with an aluminum baseball bat by 14-year-old Patrick Armstrong. Armstrong allegedly admitted to cellmates that he enjoyed every minute of it. So it comes as something of a surprise that …

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Judge Accepts Plea Deal In Armstrong Case: It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything about Patrick Armstrong. The news out of Maine hasn’t been exactly forthcoming. With this story, we get a year’s worth of news all at once. For those of you who may have forgotten Patrick Armstrong was 14 at the …

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Capt. Fantastic over at The Cellar found a plethora of information about Patrick Armstrong, the 14-year-old accused of killing Marlee Johnston. CF found a LiveJournal by an alleged friend of Patrick Armstrong. It seems like they were writing some kind of zombie story together. Sound familiar? Anyway, check out this entry that was allegedly written …

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Lawyer asks for delay on freeing suspect: The ever funny defense attorney Walter McKee strikes again. To refresh your memory McKee is representing 14-year-old Patrick Armstrong who is accused of killing 14-year-old Marlee Johnston. Some more gems from Mr. McKee… McKee said Thursday that he has received new information from the investigation into Johnston’s death, …

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Attorney: Suspect had normal upbringing: Defense attorneys continue to make me chuckle. Take, for instance, defense attorney Walter McKee. He’s representing 14-year-old Patrick Armstrong of Fayette, Maine, who is charged in the murder of 14-year-old Marlee Johnston. He’s trying to portray Armstrong as your average American boy next door… The boy charged last week with …

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Juvenile or adult? Armstrong trial forces difficult decision: This is an editorial about whether or not Patrick Armstrong, the 14-year-old accused of killing 14-year-old Marlee Johnston from Fayette, Maine, should be tried as an adult or not. The editorial meanders around for a bit but finally gets to its point… Nothing society can do is …

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