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September 28, 2012

FL v. Goodman: Your questions answered

Posted: 02:32 PM ET

Watch this video to see In Session's guest panel answer your questions about the John Goodman murder trial. The lead prosecutor, Ellen Roberts also joined the discussion.

Polo mogul, John Goodman was on his way home after a night out with friends, when he crashed his Bentley into Scott Wilson's car. Wilson's car rolled over and landed upside down in a canal where he drowned. Goodman is charged with DUI manslaughter and failure to render aid.

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Victim's sister: Jodi Arias smiles at me in court

Posted: 12:55 PM ET

On Thursday, Jane Velez-Mitchell's panel discussed Jodi Arias' behavior in the court room. Arias is charged in the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Alexander's sister told In Session's Graham Winch that Arias smiles at her and her family in court.

Arias' trial is scheduled to start on November 19. She says she killed him in self-defense.

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September 21, 2012

Sneiderman's friend: Andrea's story has not been told

Posted: 12:46 PM ET

Andrea Sneiderman's friend, Elizabeth Stansbury, talked with In Session's Christi Paul about Sneiderman's testimony in the Hemy Neuman trial, and why she doesn't believe there was an affair. Sneiderman's friends created a website to share their personal stories and memories of her.

Sneiderman has been charged in the murder of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.

On Thursday, a judge modified Sneiderman's bond to allow her to attend religious services. She will be able to attend a Yom Kippur service next week. Sneiderman must go directly to the specified services from her house, and must return to her residence immediately after.

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New mug shot of alleged Colorado shooter

Posted: 10:00 AM ET

Arapahoe County Sheriff

The Arapahoe County Sheriff released a new mug shot of James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the Colorado movie theater massacre.

Holmes is facing 10 new charges for the Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. It is unclear what the new charges include.

Holmes was facing 142 counts, including 24 counts of first-degree murder, and now he is facing 152 charges total.

The charges were added during a hearing Thursday, where Holmes attended with cropped dark hair and a stubbly beard.

Prosecutors also announced at the hearing that they would not fight for the admissibility of the notebook Holmes allegdly sent to his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynn Fenton, hours before the shooting.

Holmes’ public defender, Tamara Brady, has argued that the notebook should not be used at trial, because it is confidential communication between a patient and doctor.

Prosecutors say they maintain the belief that the notebook is not confidential, but will drop the issue out of fear it will delay the trial.

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September 17, 2012

1970s murder could be retried

Posted: 03:10 PM ET

Jeffrey MacDonald, the Green Beret doctor, convicted of killing his wife and two daughters in the 1970s, could get a new trial. A federal judge began hearing testimony Monday morning.

MacDonald says a group of hippies broke into his home in 1970 and killed his wife and two daughters. He also says they chanted “kill the pigs” and “acid’s groovy” before they stabbed him in the lung.

MacDonald and his attorneys will attempt to use DNA testing to show that hair samples under one of the victim’s fingernails did not come from him or a member of his family, but from one of the killers.

MacDonald was convicted in 1979 and is currently serving three life sentences for the murders.

Watch the video above to see In Session’s Jean Casarez and Christi Paul talk about MacDonald’s chances of getting a new trial.  

 

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September 14, 2012

Neuman's former jail mate: He never appeared 'insane'

Posted: 01:37 PM ET

On Friday, a man who was in jail with Hemy Neuman called in to In Session to tell us he observed Neuman's behavior in jail.

Neuman admitted to shooting Rusty Sneiderman, Andrea's husband, outside of his son's daycare in an Atlanta suburb in 2010. Neuman pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He claims an angel told him to shoot Sneiderman.

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Find Our Children: Alexis Newman

Posted: 10:06 AM ET

In Session is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help find Alexis Newman. Alexis was last seen in Hazlehurst, Georgia. If you have any information on her whereabouts, call 1-800-THE-LOST or visit www.missingkids.com.

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September 13, 2012

Ex-marine will remain in prison for murder

Posted: 01:33 PM ET

A court in Michigan denied Doug Stewart's appeal. Stewart's attorneys argued that there was prosecutorial misconduct, that one of the witnesses threatened the jury, and that Stewart was denied a fair trial. The appelate court ruled against them.

Stewart is an ex-marine convicted of murdering his wife, Venus, in 2001.

In Session spoke with Venus' mother, Therese McComb, about Stewart's appeal and what life has been like since the trial.

Venus' family started The Venus Foundation dedicated to dometistic violence victims and their families.

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September 12, 2012

Attorney: Casey Anthony request 'much ado about nothing'

Posted: 01:32 PM ET

Casey Anthony's attorneys have requested to ban evidence of her murder trial in her upcoming defamation case against Zenaida Gonzalez. Gonzalez's attorney, Matt Morgan told In Session's Vinnie Politan that Anthony's request is 'much ado about nothing.'

"To think or believe that a resident of Orange County would not be aware of what was going on in the criminal trial is just not reasonable," said Morgan.

Morgan also ensured Politan that "no question about it...[Anthony] will be there," and might even have to testify for the first time.

Gonzalez is suing Anthony for defamation and claims she was harassed and threatened after Anthony came up with a fictitious nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez-Fernandez, also known as "Zanny the Nanny."  Anthony accused the fictitious nanny of kidnapping her daughter, Caylee.

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Get caught up with the prosecution's case in the Day care murder trial

Posted: 11:48 AM ET

Watch this video to get caught up on the prosecution's case against Hemy Neuman.

Neuman admitted to shooting Rusty Sneiderman, Andrea's husband, outside of his son's daycare in an Atlanta suburb in 2010. Neuman pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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