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Jennifer Hudson family murder trial finally underway ... 3.5 years later

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Beefcake, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Poor Jennifer :( ... 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?
  2. Kruss

    Kruss Not Auto-Tuned

    My friend works at the courthouse and remarked about all the news media camped outside beginning last week.
  3. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    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).