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August 18, 2010

Blagojevich trial ends with one conviction

Posted: 01:12 PM ET

Chicago, IL - Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted Tuesday of making a false statement to federal investigators.The charge was one of 24 counts Blagojevich faced in a federal corruption trial. The jurors who convicted him were deadlocked on the remaining counts, which include wire tapping, bribery, and racketeering.

The panel deliberated for 14 days before telling a U.S. district court judge their decisions. Outside the courthouse after the verdict was announced, Blagojevich maintained his innocence.

"I did not break any laws and I did not do anything wrong. And the government and the federal government and this particular prosecutor did everything to target me, and prosecute me, and persecute me," said Blagojevich.

He said he would appeal the conviction which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald also briefly addressed the media. The federal prosecutor said he intends to retry Blagojevich on the 23 counts which the jury did not reach a unanimous verdict on.

Blagojevich was removed from the governor's office in 2009 amidst allegations that he was trying to sell the senate seat previously occupied by President Barack Obama.

Lawyers will be back in the court on August 26 to set a new trial date.

- Nancy Leung, In Session Field Producer 

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August 11, 2010

Father kills 15-year-old son execution-style, found guilty of second-degree murder

Posted: 01:31 PM ET

Detroit, MI - A jury of six black women, four white women, and two white men found Jamar Pinkney Sr. guilty of the lesser included of second-degree murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He showed no obvious reaction as the verdicts were read, the same emotionless face he displayed during the trial.

The jury foreperson, a 21-year-old female college student, later told In Session the initial vote was 10-2 for first-degree murder, but that the majority felt comfortable with a “compromise” after the instruction on intent was reread. 

Stay with In Session for the sentencing of Jamar Pinkney Sr. tomorrow starting at 9am ET on Tru TV!

-Lena Jakobsson, In Session Field Producer

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August 3, 2010

Verdict Vault Part 2

Posted: 12:23 PM ET

 

MI v. Springer 

Anthony Springer is currently housed at the Carson City Correctional Facility in Carson City, MI and Marsha is at the Huron Valley Complex for Women in Ypsilanti, MI 

Anthony and Marsha Springer are filing appeals with the Michigan Court of Appeals.  Both appeals were filed on June 1, 2010.  John Roache is handling Anthony and someone from the Appellate Defenders Office has not yet been assigned to Marsha’s appeal. 

Right now numerous transcripts need to be filed, followed by an appellate brief and then the prosecutor’s brief.  Nothing is expected to happen for at least six months, but probably much longer.  

GA v. Benton 

According to Devonni Benton’s aunt, Sheila Kitchens, Benton remains in Hayes State Prison under protective custody.  His family continues to try to raise money for an appellate attorney. 

Meanwhile, Kitchens says she sees Clarence Carter, whom she alleges is the real triggerman, around the neighborhood. She says he no longer wears dreadlocks. 

Carter was arrested for stolen gun and drug possession one month after Benton's trial concluded.  He was later released. 

IA v. Becker 

In Session contacted Susan Flander, Mark Becker’s defense attorney, but we never received a return call.  

Here is the latest in the case: Defendant Mark Becker is currently incarcerated at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Oakdale, Iowa.  This is a facility within the Iowa Department of Corrections that has the capacity to evaluate and treat inmates who are determined to be mentally unstable or unable to function normally.  Becker was sent to Oakdale after his sentencing in April, originally for an evaluation to determine his eventual placement within the Iowa prison system.  But because of his mental condition, Becker was moved into one of the facility’s living units, where he will presumably remain until such time when his treatment needs change.  (Coincidentally, this is the same prison facility where Michelle Kehoe is incarcerated.  Kehoe is the Iowa mother who was convicted last fall of first-degree murder for killing one of her young sons and trying to kill the other; she then attempted suicide.  In Session covered Kehoe’s trial live last November; like Mark Becker, Kehoe is serving a sentence of life without parole.) 

On March 24, Iowa Governor Chet Culver signed into law a new piece of legislation commonly known as “The Ed Thomas Bill,” named after the beloved Aplington-Parkersburg football coach that Mark Becker killed.  The law is designed to address gaps in the way Iowa hospitals and law enforcement agencies handle the release of patients who are facing criminal charges, creating a procedure in which law enforcement must be notified before such a patient is released.  Becker had been released from a Waterloo, Iowa hospital where he had been taken after an incident in which he vandalized a home and subsequently led police on a high-speed chase.  Despite the fact that Becker was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, he was released from the hospital after 48 hours.  The next morning, he sought out and gunned down Ed Thomas.     

FL v. Kananen 

In Session contacted Stacey Kananen but she has refused to comment, however we did get the following information from Stacey’s sister, Cheryl Bracken. 

Cheryl says her children are in counseling, and that the not guilty verdict had a much more profound effect on them than she anticipated. "My youngest has nightmares that the 'monster named Stacey' will kill again," she wrote to me. 

About Rickie's reaction to the verdict: 

"I saw Rickie about two weeks after the trial ended. He had just found out a few days prior to my visit the verdict. I believe it was tough on him, but for varied reasons. I know in the depth of my soul- as do many- that Stacey is guilty...and I know Rickie would never have testified against her if that weren't the case. He also realizes that the so-called closure one would think would be obtained has not (can it?) happened. Clearly, regardless of the outcome, he will spend his life in prison. However, now, it appears in the judicial system that he is the person solely responsible for both of my parents’ murders. Yet my father's murder has been essentially left alone and his murderer is still free. Tough pills to swallow." 

Cheryl also told me that "not two months after the trial ended, Stacey has hired an attorney to claim her part in my mother's estate. So much for really wanting to walk away from this." Stacey of course has a legitimate claim to some of the money, but to Cheryl, it was telling: "In an instant, it became so very crystal clear that, sickeningly, my mom was killed for the money. And now that she can, even after spending $150,000 before getting caught, Stacey is after everything else she can get." 

FL v. Wade   

A 20-year-old Florida woman involved in a love triangle was found guilty of second-degree murder for fatally stabbing her romantic rival in a fight 15 months ago. 

Rachel Wade convulsed in sobs as the bailiff read the six-person jury's verdict, which carries a sentence of 20 1/2 years to life in prison. She dabbed her eyes with a tissue, chewed on her lips and brushed her long blond hair away from her face, tucking it behind her ear. Then, accompanied by a guard, she stood and walked out of the courtroom, to be taken to Pinellas County Jail. 

She testified that she swung the knife after being hit three times but wasn't aware she had stabbed Ludemann until one of the victim's friends told her so. 

"I didn't know where she was stabbed or how severe it was," Wade said. "I was scared." 

The weekend following the verdict, Wade was admitted into the psych ward as a precaution. Her sentencing is set for September 3. 

OH v. Kovarbasich 

Judge James Burge deliberated over a lunch break and found Daniel Kovarbasich guilty, not of the top count of murder, but the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. 

Kovarbasich lowered his head and smiled, it was the verdict that his attorneys had argued was the appropriate decision in this case. 

The teen had taken the witness stand in his own defense to reveal to the world, what he had been keeping a secret up until weeks before he was to stand trial for murder in the stabbing death of Duane Hurley, a family friend. 

When he was asked to describe how the friendship evolved to include sex, Kovarbasich’s breathing became markedly labored. He described that the sex initially started with Hurley persuading him to show his penis, then allowing Hurley to fondle him, gradually fondling became oral sex, and eventually anal sex. 

“The beginning stuff, showing (exposing) that didn’t bother me,” he said.
“The oral (sex), I still did it. When it got to the last (anal sex). I didn’t like. I told him I didn’t like…. I told him I don’t want to do it anymore.” 

Kovarbasich said he tried to sever the relationship. But shame and fear would force him to return to Hurley’s company because he did not want anyone to know the true nature of the relationship. 

“I tried. I tried getting away from him multiple times, he’d come back each time. I didn’t want to make a scene,” said the teenager. 

While the Medical Examiner who visited the scene said Hurley’s head injuries were severe enough to kill him, it was not enough to keep Hurley from stumbling out of the bedroom and into the hallway, where Daniel said he thought Hurley was coming after him. The teen stabbed him and when the knife he was using broke, he went into the kitchen to retrieve another knife and continued to stab him more than 50 times. 

Kovarbasich faces a maximum of ten years in prison. The sentencing has been set for August 12... In Session will bring it to you LIVE.

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Verdict Vault Part 1

Posted: 09:11 AM ET
    
 

FL v. Hartsfield 

Tyrone Hartsfield was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of former NFL player Richard Collier. One month after his trial in November 2009, he was sentenced to life in prison, and is currently serving his term at the Mayo Correctional Institution in Mayo, Florida. He is appealing his conviction, and is being represented by the public defender’s office. 

Richard Collier, the former offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars was paralyzed as a result of the shooting and a blood clot forced doctors to amputate part of his left leg. At Hartsfield’s sentencing, Collier gave an emotional impact statement telling the judge that while he did not wish his fate on his worst enemy he wanted justice.  

Collier told the judge that the shooting ended his dream of playing for the NFL, and that he and his family will forever bear the scars of this event.   

“When I get married, I can’t stand to watch my bride come down the aisle,” he said. 

Collier married his fiancé, Chondra, on July 3 in Jacksonville, Florida with members of their families present. Collier reported that he stood up for the event with the help of a prosthetic leg. While he couldn’t fulfill his wish to walk down the aisle with Chondra, he was pleased he has been able to make some progress with a walker, though he still relies on his wheelchair to get him around. In a few weeks he’ll begin driving lessons with a vehicle adapted for his paralysis.  

SC v. Rye 

In Session contacted defense attorney James Griffin, he said that there is nothing legally pending regarding the Rye case; the defendant’s acquittal ended all criminal prosecution, and a civil lawsuit filed by the family of victim Robert Odam was settled through the defendant’s homeowner’s policy prior to his second trial. 

According to Griffin, at this point defendant Thomas Grover Rye “is celebrating his freedom.  He’s a man who’s got the weight of the world off his shoulders.  He’s spending time with his family, in the outdoors, which he loves, and with his grandkids.” 

Griffin said that Rye still owns the property where the shooting took place.  Although the defendant doesn’t work on a regular basis or own his own business, he retains his training and long experience in the field of heating and air conditioning.  So if somebody needs some help, according to Griffin, Rye will occasionally do some work on a part-time basis. 

FL v. Carty  

When In Session broadcast the trial, Jennifer Carty released a written statement to us. "I am truly sorry that our poor choices that night had such a devastating outcome and I can only hope that someday Ravin's family can understand that she was my best friend and I mourn the loss of her along with them."

According to her defense attorney, Ernie Chang, Carty still does not remember what happened the night of the crash. He says she continues to cope with the loss of her friend.

Chang says Carty, who had extensive reconstructive surgery after the crash, has good and bad days physically. Carty has returned to college. She is studying cosmetology. 

TX v. Baker  

Matt Baker remains in a Texas state prison, as he serves out his 65 year sentence. He maintains his innocence. 

His appellate attorney, Stan Schwieger, is due to turn his first appellate brief later this month to Waco's 10th Court of Appeals. 

Baker lost has motion for a new trial in April 2010. Baker had claimed that his trial lawyers of not providing effective assistance of counsel. 

Shortly after losing the motion for new trial, Baker also sought to fire Schwieger because he felt that Schwieger was not properly representing him. Baker wanted to represent himself, pro se, in the appealate process, but his request was denied in April. 

Barbara Baker, Baker's mother, says Baker spends "a lot of time" in the prison's law library. He works in the cafeteria and helps inmates in need and who ask for his help. For example, he writes letters for one inmate who can read but cannot write; for an inmate who is very ill, Baker asked his own mother to notify the family of the inmate. 

Baker's parents and Kari Baker's parents continue to fight for custody of Matt and Kari's children, Kenzi, 14, and Grace,9. The girls have lived with the Bakers since 2006. 

According to Barbara Baker, "the girls are doing great...they miss their dad. She said the girls have visited their father twice since he was sentenced. As part of the custody battle, the girls are undergoing psychlogical evaluations and the Bakers and the Dulins are undergoing court ordered home studies. 

There is currently a gag order in the civil dispute. 

KS v. Roeder 

According to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, a timely notice of intent to appeal was filed after Scott Roeder’s trial; an extension was granted pending preparation of trial transcripts which are to be ready no later than September 14, after which Roeder has 30 days to file.

Roeder supporter and anti-abortion activist David Leach told me Roeder’s “specific appellate defender has not yet been appointed.” My calls to Roeder’s trial attorneys with the Public Defender’s Office have not been returned.

The court file reflects a flurry of filings in the recent weeks, however, by interested parties on both sides of the abortion issue. Requests for permission to file amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs were filed by Leach as well as by the ACLU and others; Leach’s was denied but the court has not yet responded to the ACLU. The court also denied a pro se motion by Roeder himself to respond to all amici filings. (Leach called Roeder’s motion “confusing.”)

Leach, who is currently making a bid for an Iowa Senate seat, wrote the following to me:

"Meanwhile the core of my defense is boiled down into the attached Model Joint Resolution, which makes the case that state lawmakers next session have the legal green light to criminalize abortion as if Roe had never existed. Volunteers have presented this to candidates in a few states. Last night I talked to an attorney general candidate, highly respected, who agrees with my verbal summary of it; in a couple of days I hope to learn if, after looking over the written details, this person will let me give me an endorsement quote." (The “joint resolution” is attached.)

Roeder has also attempted to bring civil action regarding his treatment in prison, filing a habeas corpus petition earlier this year. According to the office of his court-appointed attorney (for this matter only) Michael Brown, the effort was premature because the appellate process has to run its course first, and Brown is no longer involved.

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August 2, 2010

Verdict: Daniel Kovarbasich found guilty of voluntary manslaughter

Posted: 11:35 AM ET

North Ridgeville, OHJudge James Burge deliberated over a lunch break and found Daniel Kovarbasich guilty, not of the top count of murder, but the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Kovarbasich lowered his head and smiled, it was the verdict that his attorneys had argued was the appropriate decision in this case.

The teen had taken the witness stand in his own defense to reveal to the world, what he had been keeping a secret up until weeks before he was to stand trial for murder in the stabbing death of Duane Hurley, a family friend.

Kovarbasich said he met Hurley one day while he was walking his dog. The older man invited Daniel, then 12 or 13 to visit. Hurley paid him generously to watch his dog and perform chores around his house, and a friendship developed between the two that would also include the entire Kovarbasich family.

When he was asked to describe how the friendship evolved to include sex, Kovarbasich’s breathing became markedly labored. He described that the sex initially started with Hurley persuading him to show his penis, then allowing Hurley to fondle him, gradually fondling became oral sex, and eventually anal sex.

“The beginning stuff, showing (exposing) that didn’t bother me,” he said.
“The oral (sex), I still did it. When it got to the last (anal sex). I didn’t like. I told him I didn’t like…. I told him I don’t want to do it anymore.”

Hurley extracted the sexual favors whenever Daniel said he wanted something like money or a favor like use of Hurley’s car.

 “When I wanted to drive the Corvette, he said you know what that means, bigger toys bigger things,” Daniel said.

Kovarbasich said he tried to sever the relationship. But shame and fear would force him to return to Hurley’s company because he did not want anyone to know the true nature of the relationship.

“I tried. I tried getting away from him multiple times, he’d come back each time. I didn’t want to make a scene,” said the teenager.

On the day of the attack, Kovarbasich had been dropped off at Hurley’s house by his father, so Hurley could take him to school. Daniel said he and Hurley had talked the night before, and Hurley had promised he would not engage him in sex. The older man also said he would help with the anniversary that Kovarbasich was planning for his girlfriend of one year.

“What did you have to give in return for this one year anniversary with Katie?” asked his attorney.

“He wanted me to sleep with him,” said Kovarbasich.

Not wanting to have sex with the older man anymore, Daniel said he picked up a gallon-size pickle jar and hit him with it.

While the Medical Examiner who visited the scene said Hurley’s head injuries were severe enough to kill him, it was not enough to keep Hurley from stumbling out of the bedroom and into the hallway, where Daniel said he thought Hurley was coming after him. The teen stabbed him and when the knife he was using broke, he went into the kitchen to retrieve another knife and continued to stab him more than 50 times.

In deciding the case for voluntary manslaughter Judge James Burge said the State had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt, but found mitigating circumstances.

“The court finds that he defense has presented proof by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant was in a fit of rage occasioned by the victim, which was reasonably sufficient to incite him to use deadly force,” said the judge.

Kovarbasich faces a maximum of ten years in prison. The sentencing has been set for August 12... In Session will bring it to you LIVE!

- Grace Wong, In Session Senior Field Producer

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July 23, 2010

Florida woman involved in love triangle guilty of murder

Posted: 04:18 PM ET

CLEARWATER, FL (CNN) – A 20-year-old Florida woman who was involved in a love triangle was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for fatally stabbing a romantic rival.

Rachel Wade burst into tears a the foreman of the jury read the verdict, which carries a sentence of 20 1/2 years to life in prison.  The six-person jury returned its verdict after just 2 1/2 hours of deliberation.

Wade had said she stabbed Sarah Ludemann in self defense. Sentencing is set for September 3.

Full Story

- "In Session's" Lena Jakobsson and Beth Karas contributed to this story

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July 20, 2010

Daughter acquitted of mother's murder

Posted: 09:57 AM ET

Orlando, FL – Right before midnight on March 8, cheers rose into the nighttime air in the parking garage outside the Orange County Courthouse. Supporters and neighbors from Gulf Coast Nudist RV park and resort celebrated the acquittal of Stacey Kananen even as they filed into their vehicles for the drive back. When the not guilty-verdict was read a short time earlier, Kananen looked stunned. “It’s over, it’s over,” she said, clasping the hand of her attorney. Her partner of over a decade, Susan Cowan, wept behind her.

Seven years earlier, lead detective Mark Hussey knocked on the door of Kananen and Cowan’s home and made a promise: There is no statute of limitations on murder, he told Kananen, and ensured he’d be back to arrest her in the murders of her parents. Her mother’s body had been found buried in her backyard; her father’s in a cement grave in the garage of the family home. In 2007, Hussey drove to the resort and made good on his promise, arresting Kananen.

Now, with the charge in her father’s death dropped and freed of guilt in her mother’s, Kananen is free to keep building a life across the state from her troubled childhood home and legal woes. She and Cowan have been overwhelmed by the support of their new community. Cowan told me at trial of people who believe unconditionally in Stacey’s innocence and have been there to support her with good humor and encouragement every step of the way (and a parade, upon her triumphant return.)

Across the courtroom during the verdict sat Stacey’s sister Cheryl, showing no visible reaction. Later, she described the emotion filling her as numbness. Cheryl visited their brother Richard in jail about two weeks after the verdict. Richard had testified against Stacey after implicating her as participating in both murders, and he had just learned of his sister’s acquittal. “He realizes that the so-called closure one would think would be obtained has not (can it?) happened,” Cheryl wrote to me about the visit. “Clearly, regardless of the outcome, he will spend his life in prison. However, now, it appears in the judicial system that he is the person solely responsible for both of my parents murders. Yet my father's murder has been essentially left alone and his murderer is still free. Tough pills to swallow.”

Cheryl’s children remain in counseling, and she says she could not have anticipated how difficult the not guilty-verdict would be even for them. Her youngest daughter has nightmares that a “’monster named ‘Stacey’ will kill again.” She continues to see the effects of decades’ old domestic violence and trauma unfold before her, and hopes to make some difference by talking about the issue. The past cannot be stuffed inside and ignored, she believes – and she also feels that if her siblings had received counseling as adults, their mother would be alive today.

Stacey Kananen has chosen not to speak publicly since the trial, and her trial attorney says Kananen wants to simply put the experience behind her. Cheryl notes that her sister recently hired an attorney to pursue her share of their mother’s estate. “So much for really wanting to walk away from this,” she says. “In an instant, it became so very crystal clear that, sickeningly, my mom was killed for the money. And now that she can, even after spending $150,000 before getting caught, Stacey is after everything else she can get.”

-Lena Jakobsson, In Session Field Producer

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July 9, 2010

Guilty verdict in transit cop shooting

Posted: 10:27 AM ET
Los Angeles, CA – A Los Angeles jury acquitted former transit officer Johannes Mehserle of murder but found him guilty of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed passenger.
The New Year's Day shooting led to violent protests in the Oakland area after video taken by some passengers at the scene showed the officer shoot the victim in the back while he appeared to be facedown on the ground and restrained by other officers.

Mehserle testified that the shooting was an accident and that he had mistakenly used his handgun instead of his Taser.

Following the guilty verdict, the judge ordered Mehserle be remanded into custody.

Mehserle stood up and placed his hands behind his back while court deputies handcuffed him and led him out of the courtroom.

Family members of the victim and supporters expressed outrage over the verdict outside the courthouse.

"My son was murdered, he was murdered!" shouted Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant's mother.

"This is a great disappointment," said Cephus Johnson, Grant's uncle. "This fight is not over."

"[Mehserle] should get nothing less than 40 years."

Mehserle faces two to four years in prison when he returns August 6 for sentencing. The judge could also impose an additional term of three, four, or 10 years because a firearm was used in the crime.

-Grace Wong, In Session Senior Field Producer

 

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June 25, 2010

VERDICT: Cynthia Monson guilty, sentenced to life for killing ex-girlfriend

Posted: 04:22 PM ET

On March 19th 2010 in the trial of FL versus Monson, a jury found defendant Cynthia J. Monson guilty of the charge of first-degree murder.  Cynthia Monson fatally shot her ex-girlfriend of twelve years five times but tried to fight the charges against her by pleading self-defense. Monson claimed that she was only protecting her life and the lives of her children as her estranged lover, Patricia Thomas came to her house and not only threatened to kill her but also to take “their” adopted children.  Cynthia Monson adopted two children while dating Thomas and though Thomas wasn’t considered a parent legally, she helped Monson raise both children as well as spent time with Monson’s four other children. The on again, off again relationship soured and unfortunately ended in death On January 17, 2009.

A little over a year later, Monson was stoic as she learned her fate. After about 3 hours of deliberation and a guilty verdict Monson was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In the courtroom, her children were shocked, bowing there heads as they listened to the verdict.

 – In Session Associate Producer Keith Lovely Jr.

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June 3, 2010

Sentencing: Prison time for the Beagleys

Posted: 11:15 AM ET

On Monday, March 8, Judge Steven Maurer sentenced defendants Jeffrey and Marci Beagley to 16 months in prison for the criminally negligent homicide of their son, Neil.  Following the completion of their prison terms, the Beagleys will each be on probation for an additional three years.

According to The Oregonian newspaper, Marci Beagley sobbed as the judge announced his decision.  As it had been during the verdict, the Oregon City courtroom was packed with friends and supporters of the couple from the Followers of Christ Church (including Raylene and Carl Brent Worthington, their daughter and son-in-law).

In his sentencing, Judge Maurer expressed compassion for the defendants – but, at the same time, stressed the seriousness of the crime.  “The idea of sending Jeffrey and Marci Beagley to prison is heart-wrenching . . . I’m in complete agreement with the jurors who observed that the Beagleys are good people,” the judge told the courtroom.  “[However] the magnitude of their crimes simply warrants it.”

And Judge Maurer made it clear that – despite the long tradition of religious freedom in this country – he believes too many children associated with the Followers of Christ Church have died needlessly.  “It is up to us as a community and a criminal justice system and government to take very seriously that societal obligation . . . and recognize that investment and interest we have in each and every child . . . it needs to stop.”

Jeff Beagley is currently serving his sentence at the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland, Oregon (just north of Oregon City).  Marci Beagley is serving her sentence at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon (ten miles west of Oregon City).  Their earliest possible release date is March 30, 2011.

- Michael Christian, In Session Senior Field Producer

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