Monday, September 15, 2008

Josiah Miller arraigned on murder charges

☛ TS Josiah Miller arraigned on murder charges
Josiah Miller, a 27-year-old Arcata man, was arraigned today on the charges of murder and abuse of a corpse in the state circuit court for Curry County, Ore.. His bail was set at $1,000,000 by Judge Cynthia Beaman
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3 comments:

  1. Miller's bail set at $1,000,000.00 for homicide? Isn't Gundersen's bail $1,250,000.00 for a trumped up charge of "spousal rape" and having in his control and custody as chief of police prohibited weapons which are LEGAL for law enforcement?
    Just askin.

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  2. Amazing, eh?

    The prosecution rested their case today in an approximately 1 hour long statement. Clanton gets his closing statement tomorrow.

    Did Gallegos prove his primary charge - that she was raped while under the influence, unable to give consent?

    When she said the Lunesta had to no effect on her? Did he present any evidence about that? Or about any other intoxicant that would render her unable to consent? If so, it hasn't been in the papers.

    It's going to be interesting.

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  3. Gallegos has prosecuted this like a defense lawyer-- throw enough mud around and maybe a piece will stick. Don't worry about logic, clarity, law--go for emotion, fear and pop psychology.

    And he's lucky, because Clanton is not capable of the ordered, logical, reasoned argument that is a good counter. In fact, a defense closing in this case could
    have started with "Here's the closing the DA should have given, but can't" laid out a summary
    the "evidence", noted why the DA
    has no evidence beyond a reasonable doubt on each element, and then gone on to the usual
    defense general emotional appeal.

    But when is the last time Clanton
    got anyone off?

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