Judge Rejects Stacey Castor’s Claim In Appeal That Dead Husband’s Estate Lawyer Represented Her In Murder Probe

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She was convicted by jury in 2009, and is serving 51 1/3 years to life in prison for the murder of her husband by antifreeze and the attempted murder of her daughter in a plot to blame her for the murder. Read our full coverage of the Stacey Castor case. In his decision, the judge ruled that the same lawyer couldn’t have represented her in both matters. The lawyer himself, Norman Chirco, testified this summer that it would have been a conflict of interest. Instead, the judge found that Chirco communicated with Onondaga County sheriff’s deputies following David Castor’s death only to settle the deceased man’s estate. At one point, Castor went to Chirco for advice after deputies asked Castor to give them fingerprint samples. Chirco advised her to go ahead. The judge ruled that Chrico’s only interest in giving that advice was to help settle the manner of David Castor’s death, which was assumed to be a suicide at the time. Had the death actually been a suicide — as Stacey Castor apparently intended it to look — then Chirco’s advice would have helped settle the deceased man’s estate. At no time did Chirco act as a criminal defense lawyer representing Castor in the murder investigation, the judge ruled.
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Congolese lawyer houston appears as suspect at ICC

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Michael Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer returns in ‘The Gods of Guilt’

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak on the investigation, which is now entering its fifth week. Martin, who left the Dolphins and sought treatment for undisclosed mental health issues after a cafeteria prank Oct. 28, first met with Wells for more than seven hours Nov. 15. Wells’ investigation continued at the Dolphins’ facility the following week and figures to return there before he files his report, which the NFL has said will be made public. TIMELINE: Dolphins’ bullying saga The league named Wells special counsel to lead the investigation Nov. 6, three days after Martin’s representatives turned over evidence of alleged abuse at the hands of teammate Richie Incognito and other Dolphins. Incognito, 30, also has met with Wells. He cut a deal last month that delayed his expedited grievance hearing and allowed the Dolphins to suspend him for an additional two games in exchange for reducing his maximum financial loss to two game checks. Barring another negotiated extension, the Dolphins must reinstate or waive Incognito by Dec.
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In “The Gods of Guilt,” Connelly’s fifth outing with Mickey, he delivers another heart-pounding walk on the other side of the mean streets Bosch patrols so vigilantly, while painting a deeper, more nuanced picture of Haller and his legal team. When last seen in 2011’s “The Fifth Witness,” Mickey had scored a big acquittal for a client accused of murdering a banker she blamed for foreclosing on her home. The fallout from that case helped Mickey decide to change his life by running for district attorney houston. “The Gods of Guilt” opens after the election with Mickey back in the courtroom but as a defense attorney houston. Mickey’s run for prosecutorial glory didn’t go so well, thanks to the publicity backlash from the deaths of a mother and daughter at the hands of another of Mickey’s acquitted clients. But now a different kind of glory awaits defending “digital pimp” Andre La Cosse, who’s accused of murdering Giselle Dallinger, a prostitute whose social media “appointments” he managed. Ironically, La Cosse engages Mickey based on praise from the victim, whom Mickey knew as Gloria Dayton, a.k.a. “Glory Days,” a pro-bono client for whom Mickey made a quick courthouse deal years earlier in exchange for her rolling on a Mexican drug dealer. Mickey thought he’d persuaded Gloria to get out of the life and move to Hawaii, but she’d secretly returned to L.A.
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Magenda did not have to enter pleas at Thursdays hearing. CAPTION By Associated Press, THE HAGUE, Netherlands A Congolese lawyer houston has made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court on charges of conspiring to present false evidence in the defense of former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba. Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo was not required to enter a plea when he appeared in court Thursday morning. Complex attack on Yemens Defense Ministry kills dozens Tik Root The assault is the largest in the capital since a bombing by the local al-Qaeda branch 18 months ago. Gabriela Martinez and Joshua Partlow Mexican authorities formed a perimeter around the area where the radioactive material was found. David Nakamura and William Wan U.S. reporters say Chinas efforts to intimidate journalists have increased under President Xi Jinping. American shot and killed in Libya Kevin Sullivan Chemistry teacher from Texas was attacked while jogging in Benghazi. U.S. envoy was killed in city last year.
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