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was the Suppression of evidence hearing. The first hour of the hearing
was spent arguing about the cameras and press being in the courtroom.
The Defense did not want them attending the hearing. He was afraid
it would affect protential jurors. The Judge had the press leave
with their cameras. I was really glad she ruled that way. But
it was for this hearing only.
hearing addressed the legality of the stop made by the Shelby County Deputy
in Tennessee. The Shelby County Officers did a wonderful job presenting
the evidence as to the stop. The
Defense tried to break down their testimony . Both sides made their
arguments to the Judge. The Defense Attorneys wanted 30 days to prepare
their brief for her review and basically got it. They have until
3/31/00 to turn in their briefs and then the Judge will make her decision
as to if the stop was a legal stop. If the Judge rules in our favor
and allows all the evidence found in the car, which includes the gun, then
more than likely the Defense Attorneys will appeal to the Supreme Court
which will take another 30 to 60 days. I am confident that we will
family is very grateful to the Shelby County Officers that were involved
in the capture of the man that killed our beloved Phillip. They are
our HERO’S, even the Prosecutor called them HERO’S. “Without them
we would not be here today,” he said. We are so thankful
to them. Pictured are (left to right) Deputy Kelly Nichols, Sgt. David
Edmonds and Deputy Troy Simmons.
is so unfair that only the Defendant has the right to a speedy trial.
The Prosecutor thinks it will still be Fall or could even go into next
year before Trial.
On Hearing to Suppress Evidence - The last
sentence of the ten page Order tells us what we've been waiting and praying
to hear. "Therefore, the Defendant's Motions to suppress the stop and search
of his vehicle is DENIED"!!
SO ORDERED, this 19th day of April, 2000.
THE HONORABLE WENDY L. SHOOB
Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County
Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Friday, November 15, 2002
DAWSON SENTENCED TO LIFE
Wednesday, November 06, 2002
GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY
Sunday, March 03, 2002
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Lethal Injection Hearing
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