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Jury selection begins in 1991 cold case murder trial

Michael T. McIntyre 

MIDLAND, MI — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of beating a woman to death back in 1991.

The morning of Monday, Oct. 16, 125 potential jurors visited the Midland County courthouse to be winnowed down to the select few who will decide the fate of 53-year-old Michael T. McIntyre. As of 2 p.m., the process was still underway before Circuit Judge Stephen P. Carras.

McIntyre is charged with first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree felony murder in connection with the slaying of Diane Ross, who was 43 at the time of her death. McIntyre was not arraigned on the charges until March 4, 2016. If a jury convicts him, he’ll face mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Midland County Prosecutor J. Dee Brooks is personally trying the case with an

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Suspect in Palm Desert man’s cold case murder awaits trial

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A Northern California man is awaiting trial on charges of murdering another man’s romantic rival from Palm Desert, whose remains were identified more than two decades later through DNA, which was also used to link the accused killer-for-hire to the crime, the sheriff’s department announced Wednesday.

Russell Huber, 59, of Oroville, is charged with murder and a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait in the killing of 41-year-old Clyde Gregory Hayward,

Read more at: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2017/09/27/suspect-palm-desert-mans-cold-case-murder-awaits-trial/711327001/

Norfolk man says girlfriend overdosed by accident as cold-case murder trial begins – Virginian

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Billy Everett did heroin with his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children one day in November 2007. The two then had sex and Everett fell asleep, his lawyer told jurors.

When he woke, Everett was lying next to her body, purple and blue. Lori Jordan killed herself through an accidental overdose, defense attorney Andrew Sacks said.

A decade later, Everett is on trial, accused of murdering Jordan. Prosecutors said Everett poisoned Jordan, intentionally giving her a deadly cocktail of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol.

Everett is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and defiling and hiding a dead body. If jurors convict him, he faces 20 years to life in prison on the murder charge alone.

Sacks painted Jordan as a junkie whose death ended a years-long descent into drug addiction.

Jordan had three children, two with Everett, Sacks said. All three were taken from her because of her addiction. One of their

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Cold-Case Murder Trial Meets Second Delay

EDINBURG, Texas (CN) — A state judge on Monday delayed until early October the trial of the former Catholic priest charged with the 1960 murder of a South Texas beauty queen, because of scheduling conflicts with one of his attorneys.

O. Rene Flores, one of two attorneys representing 84-year-old John Feit, is scheduled for trial next week in another high-profile murder case making local headlines. Prosecutors in that case accuse the daughter of a former Hidalgo County commissioner, Monica Melissa Patterson, of the death of a 96-year-old man who was under her care as director of Comfort House, a hospice facility.

Feit appeared trial-ready at a Monday morning hearing, for the first time out of prison clothes, dressed in a blue blazer, slacks and a button-down shirt. He was expected to face trial as early as this week, with jury selection scheduled for Wednesday.

Instead, Hidalgo

Read more at: https://www.courthousenews.com/cold-case-murder-trial-meets-second-delay/

Palm Beach County cold case murder of mom headed for trial; first case under new death penalty law

Angela Fader Sampler turned 40 this year, but the milestone was bittersweet — it’s now been 30 years since her mother was strangled to death near Lake Worth.

But the sad anniversary comes with a fresh hope for justice for Dana Fader’s loved ones because her alleged killer, Rodney Clark, finally is set to stand trial. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in a case that had gone cold for over two decades.

“We’re ready for some kind of closure,” said Sampler, a southeast Tennessee resident speaking also for her younger brothers, Kolby and Johnny, who were 5 and 3 when they lost their mom. “Whether it’s life in prison, death, just to know he’s going to pay for his crime.”

It’s the first death penalty case to be tried in Palm Beach County since Florida got a new death penalty law in March, and for more than three years before

Read more at: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-pn-rodney-clark-death-penalty-trial-preview-20170816-story.html