Remember in the closing arguments of the Jodi Arias trial when Nurmi told the jury that “9 out of ten days he doesn’t like Jodi Arias? Well, she is still pissed about that comment. Jodi recently filed a motion to request a change in counsel with Judge Sherry Stephens asking to replace Nurmi with… well anyone else. In a handwritten 12 page letter obtained by wildabouttrial.com, Jodi outlines the many shortcomings (heh) of Nurmi and states that they have not had any contact since May. Continue reading
Okay, I woke up this
afternoon morning to all sorts of Miami drama. Where to begin? Well first of all, it’s not news to anyone that I am one of the half-dozen or so total viewers of Real Housewives of Miami. Their ratings suck. In fact pretty much every reality show they shoot in Miami gets lousy ratings. Big Ang’s new VH1 show, Miami Monkey has been tanking in the ratings. I don’t understand this. It’s such a beautiful city. The housewives in my opinion are a second only to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But alas, no one agrees with me. But that is not stopping Bravo from trying to turn the beat around in Miami. There is one more Bravo show coming and maybe this is one we can all agree on? Continue reading
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I thought we might need a place to discuss the trial today. I do want to know what you think about the attorneys. Do remember that I am not a fan of hateful personal attacks on the attorneys. It seems like we are still going through a series of first responders to the scene.
I hope you will comment often as you watch so that those that cannot watch during the day can get caught up in comments. Thanks.
To get caught up, you can read about the victim here.
I have the 911 transcripts here with lots of discussion in comments.
And some history on Martin MacNeill and his crazy life of lies here.
I hope you read it all. Lord knows you will have time if you are watching on HLN with me.
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Where to begin the story of Martin MacNeill? When he was in the military at age seventeen and successfully faked schizophrenia to get a medical discharge with veterans benefits? According to the Utah County investigator Jeff Robinson, MacNeill’s life was like the movie Catch Me If You Can on steroids. MacNeill spent a lifetime acting his way through the world and changing his reality to suit the situation.
Perhaps I will start with when he met his wife, Michele. Michele’s mother immediately thought something was off with him. In fact, her bishop called her to tell her to beg her daughter not to date him, but he could not tell her why. Her sister did not like him and thought he was arrogant. But Michele was drawn to him and he threatened to kill himself if she didn’t marry him so they eloped. MacNeill would threaten suicide many times during his marriage. Soon after her mother found out she was married, Martin made the news for forging $35,000 worth of checks to buy clothes and diamonds and miscellaneous crap just to see if he could. He watched a 60 minutes episode about check forgery and decided he could do a better job. The forgery happened just before he met Michele so her mother went looking for his criminal record. It was then she found out about the schizophrenia. She told her other daughters that she feared Martin would kill her one day. Four months after they married, Martin went to prison for six months for the forgery conviction. Continue reading
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Okay before I start the post (not tonight) on Martin and his PLETHORA of LIES, I thought we might want to look at the 911 tape. This trial is bizarre for so many reasons. And there will be so many things that aren’t allowed in court. I want to know if the fact that he admitted to one of his whores that he drowned his brother in a similar way will be let in. But for now, let’s just take a look at the 911 calls. I have the transcripts for two. I believe there were three but I did not find the third one. Maybe 911 called again to make sure someone arrived. If you could hear this tape, they guy is screaming and in my opinion over acting. I don’t think the love of my life would be going so batshit especially if he were a physician, According to Martin his wife is NOT in the bathtub but just hanging over the sides with her head in there. So PULL HER HEAD OUT and give her CPR? Interestingly enough, she had bruising on the TOP of her head where he might have dunked her into the water causing her incisions to bleed. Let’s take a look at the 911 transcripts. I am anxious to hear what you think! Continue reading
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HLN is running some same day feeds of a murder trial in Utah where a husband is accused of killing his wife so that he could move the mistress in. It’s pretty interesting so I will start investigating it this weekend and try to make sense of this very messy trial. There is a lot of conflicting testimony so far. Today was day two of the long-awaited trial and neighbors who were called on to help testified today. But before we get to testimony. Let’s look at the major players.
The Victim Michele MacNeill
Michele MacNeill was found dead in her bathtub at her Pleasant Grove home on April 11, 2007 by her six-year-old daughter, Ada. (Spoiler alert, as it turns out Ada is actually their granddaughter. Ada’s biological mother is Vanessa but the family pretended Ada was Martin and Michele’s child.) Ada said her mother was on her back in a shallow pool of red water, her entire body was in the tub, and her eyes were open and her hair was going down the drain and her head was at the faucet end of the tub. No one takes a bath with their head toward the faucet. Martin has described finding her slumped over the edge of the tub head first sort of half in and half out. However he also said he could not get her out of the tub.
Michele had turned 50 in 2007 and Martin was pressuring her to get a face lift. She was very pretty and did not need a face lift at all, but she relented to Martin’s pressure hoping it would help to improve their relationship. She was very concerned that Martin was having an affair. Michele told one of her older daughters that if anything happened to her, to be sure it was not Martin who was responsible. The daughter also looked into her father’s phone bills for evidence of cheating. The phone records showed Martin was having extensive contact with Jillian Gypsy Willis. Michele confronted him about her suspicions and he lied. More on old Gypsy later. Continue reading
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Especially the 14 year old. While I think that the whole “bullying” thing is over rated, in this case it is not. A 12 year old and a 14 year old not only bullied some other little girl to the point where she committed suicide, they BRAGGED ABOUT IT AFTER SHE DIED.
I have no sympathy for these little bitches, children or not.
Winter Haven, Florida (CNN) — The attorney for a 14-year-old Florida girl charged with aggravated stalking that allegedly led to the suicide of a 12-year-old classmate told CNN that her client isn’t responsible for a controversial Facebook post that led to the suspect’s arrest.
Police on Monday arrested two girls, ages 14 and 12, in connection with the death of Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped from the top of an abandoned concrete plant last month.
Authorities said the 14-year-old girl was Rebecca’s chief tormenter, and the girl posted a taunting message Saturday on the Internet about what had happened.
“Yes IK I bullied REBECCA nd she killed her self but IDGAF,” the Facebook post read. Grady Judd, sheriff of Polk County, Florida, said the online vernacular meant “I don’t give a (expletive).” Continue reading
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Andy begins by asking, ”What has the last month been like for you?” Teresa says she is not happy about it. She’s sad. It feels like a dream. She has to be strong for her husband and her children. Joe says they were surprised by the charges. Teresa says she is not crawling under a rock and hiding. When we go to court everyone will see who and Joe and I really are. Joe says they are not guilty.
Teresa said her castmates have all been supportive. Teresa says Gia knows there is something going on. Gia doesn’t ask her any questions according to Teresa. It doesn’t sound like Teresa really tells Gia much. I have a feeling she is googling it. If she is, this is a very detailed yet easy to follow breakdown, if I do say so myself. Continue reading
Andy Cohen was on Wendy Williams this morning to promote the upcoming interview with Teresa and Joe Giudice. Andy said, “As you see it’s no holds barred we really went there, and it’s interesting to hear. They are at a very serious point right now. “ “They seem to be facing it with strength together.” Andy says It’s interesting to him that Teresa maintains such a strong exterior. He asks her when does she allow herself to be scared and if she allows herself that. And do they think they are going to beat the charges. Continue reading
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Last Monday a U.S. District Court judge threw out the racial discrimination portion of the lawsuit against Paula Deen that continues to threaten her career. Now, the remainder of the lawsuit has also been dismissed.
In a document filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Savannah, the remaining charges were dismissed. According to CBS, “both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit without any award of costs or fees to any party.” No other details of the agreement were released. The judge in the case had not signed an order to finalize the dismissal. Continue reading
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Teresa claimed to be employed as an executive assistant for Modern Era Investment Corp making $3,750 a month. At the time (September 2001), she was actually unemployed. Both Teresa and Joe are charged with falsifying federal documents (a HUGE no no) including income tax returns and fake w-2 forms as well as fake pay stubs. Based on the falsified document, they obtained a mortgage loan for $121,500.
But wait, there is more. In June of 2004, at another bank, Teresa claimed she was the owner of G&G Stucco and made $14,750 a month and had made that amount for seven years. Based on that line of bullshit, she was given a mortgage for $20,200. How dumb do you have to be to break a Brazilian federal laws for $20K? Teresa was unemployed at the time. Continue reading