The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Jurors defend penalty process: This is an article about the jury defending its position on not sending Richard Henderson Jr. to death row. After hours of determining his guilt, it took the jury fewer than 10 minutes to decide on a recommendation for Henderson’s punishment. Staples said nine jurors voted for life and three voted …

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Judge sentences Richard Henderson Jr. to life in prison: As I predicted the jury recommended that Richard Henderson Jr.’s life should be spared. On that recommendation, Judge Diana Moreland sentenced Henderson to four life sentences. One for each of the family members he killed. Henderson will never be eligible for parole. I’m not surprised but …

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HENDERSON FOUND GUILTY: It took jurors 15-hours of deliberations but in the end, they did the right thing. They saw through Richard Henderson Jr.’s excuses and convicted him of slaughtering his family. The five-man, seven-woman jury found Henderson guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Richard Henderson Sr., 48; his mother, Jeaneane …

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Witness: Henderson insane when he killed family members: More psycho-babble from the defense in the trial of Richard Henderson Jr. This time from forensic psychologist Dr. Valerie McClain. “At the time, he had a break in reality,” she testified. McClain, whose studies include the science of brain and behavior relationship, said it is possible for …

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Henderson prosecution rests, defense calls first witnesses: Short article… Just before the state rested its case today in the capital murder trial of Richard Henderson Jr., disturbing autopsy photos caused some jurors to wince and one to hold her hands over her eyes. Dr. Wilson Broussard, the medical examiner for the 12th Judicial Circuit, was …

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Henderson jury hears ’05 taped confessions: Yesterday in the ongoing trial of Richard Henderson Jr. the court got to hear recordings of Henderson that took place shortly after his arrest. He claims that he loved his family. “It wasn’t out of anger, I had problems, I can’t believe what I did,” the then-20-year-old Henderson said …

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Henderson defense seeks mistrial: The defense for Richard Henderson Jr. is calling for a mistrial after one of the prosecution’s witness’ statement did not match her pretrial statement. The request by lead defense attorney Carolyn Schlemmer came on the third day of testimony after the prosecution’s last witness of the day testified Henderson had told …

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Witnesses testify to Henderson’s describing people dying: More testimony about how Richard Henderson Jr. is not insane just fucked up. William Klein, a friend of Henderson’s, said the two were smoking pot and drinking alcohol three days after the murders of four Henderson family members. As they talked, he quoted Henderson as saying, “Something to …

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