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Beefcake
04-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Poor Jennifer (news.yahoo.com/jury-selection-hudson-family-murder-trial-110406667.html) :( ... couldn't have been easy to have this linger so long. Murders in October 2008. Wonder what has taken so long to bring this to trial? It didn't seem complicated, as I recall/as reported when the arrest was made; but, maybe the case wasn't as cut n' dried as it was reported then? Certainly the media w/could have never overstated the evidence against the accused?

Kruss
04-09-2012, 07:05 PM
My friend works at the courthouse and remarked about all the news media camped outside beginning last week.

Cheylana
04-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Poor Jennifer (news.yahoo.com/jury-selection-hudson-family-murder-trial-110406667.html) :( ... couldn't have been easy to have this linger so long. Murders in October 2008. Wonder what has taken so long to bring this to trial?
I can see it. State courts have very clogged dockets, and the economic downturn probably led to budget cuts, which drags things out even longer. Defendants have a constitutional right to a speedy trial, but the attorney probably asked for multiple continuances to put together a defense (and maybe delay the inevitable conviction).