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Arizona woman on death row awaits release, retrial


The Associated Press


An Arizona woman who has spent more than two decades on death row awaited her release Friday, a day after a judge ruled that there was no direct evidence linking her to her son's death other than a purported confession to a detective whose honesty has been questioned.

Debra Milke has not been exonerated, but a judge granted her a $250,000 bond Thursday, meaning she could go free while preparing for a new trial in the case that made her one of Arizona's most reviled inmates.

Milke was convicted in the death of her 4-year-old son, Christopher, who was allegedly killed for a $5,000 insurance payout. His mother was accused of dressing the boy in his favorite outfit in December 1989 and telling him he was going to see Santa Claus at a mall before handing him over to two men who took the child into the desert and shot him. She has been imprisoned since 1990.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Milke would probably be released Friday. But the exact timing remained unclear at midday


I've been following this case for awhile now, this retired detective is so corrupt, it boggles my mind.
He should be arrested and charged with perjury, oppression under the color of badge, violation of civil rights and whatever else they can think of.

No way do I see the judge allowing the prosecution to introduce her "confession" at her re-trial, and without that, the case against her collapses.

I wish her the very best and if she wins, I hope she sues this corrupt cop into the poor house and sue the county also.

Here's my theory of one reason of many why Russia is so adamant about no military action re: Syria.

Russia's Putin is no fool, he knows that if the airstrikes help topple Assad, the "rebels", AKA, Al Qaeda, will get their hands on some pretty nasty weapons, including the stocks of chemical weapons, which may very well be turned against Russia for their support of Assad. AQ hates Russia almost as much as the US and, in my humble opinion, AQ wouldn't hesitate to give some of those weapons to the Chechen rebels, who have shown no compunction to attack Mother Russia.

The same could be said of Iran also, there's no love lost between AQ and Iran.

All right, tell me if I'm crazy.

Loaded gun found in 4-year-old's book bag at Georgia school

ATLANTA — A Georgia teacher found a loaded handgun in the book bag of a 4-year-old male pre-kindergarten student, authorities said on Wednesday.

Another student alerted the teacher on Tuesday after the 4-year-old told a classmate that he had brought a gun to school, said Anthony Aikens, principal of Jordan Hill Elementary School in Griffin, south of Atlanta.

"That is shockingly young for this to happen," Aikens said. "We've never had anything like that happen here."

Authorities called police and the student's parents, Aikens said. Disciplinary action was taken against the student, but Aikens declined to provide details.


This is another reason, in a long line of reasons, that we need a national safe storage law with stiff penalties for non compliance, along with universal background checks.

I hope the parents of this child, if it was their gun left out, get prosecuted for child endangerment.
I can only hope it happens.

Suspect in WWII vet slay: We were buying crack from victim

By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

One of the teens charged with beating to death a World War II veteran allegedly claimed he was buying crack cocaine from the 88-year-old and the transaction turned violent — but cops said there is no evidence to support that.

The allegation was denounced as bizarre by victim Delbert “Shorty” Belton’s family and even dismissed by the defense lawyer for the other teen accused in the Spokane, Wash., case, which has drawn national attention.

“That’s a bunch of crock,” daughter-in-law Barbara Belton told NBC News on Tuesday afternoon after suspect Kenan Adams-Kinard made his first court appearance to be charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

“He was a little senile, a little eccentric, but he was not into drugs,” she said, accusing the teen of concocting a self-serving story that would make the victim seem less sympathetic.


These 2 POS's, if convicted, need to spend the rest of their worthless lives in prison.
Slandering a man who put his life on the line in defense of this country is the lowest of the low.

Sorry, but that would be providing personal information as to who she is

and where we live, and I won't do that for hers and my sake.
No disrespect intended, but we value our privacy.

It did make our little town paper but I'm not going to say where and how many years ago this happened.
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