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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

AN ARTHUR HEARING

THIS IS THE CITY. MIAMI, FLORIDA. 



There's a lot to do here. You can splash in the surf, eat like a king, dance until dawn, sail a boat at sunset. According to the 2010 census, there's 2,496,435 people who call this city home. And when one of them dies, that's when I go to work; I write a blog. 

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed. The defendant is presumed innocent. 

On October 7, 2013, an Arthur Hearing was held at the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building. This is how it unfolded as  tweeted by Herald reporter David Ovalle:


David Ovalle@DavidOvalle305
In court for missing body Arthur hearing. Actually this is my first hearing of any substance in Judge Hendon's. Det. Juan Segovia up first

David Ovalle 
Det. Segovia says Maqueira, laughing and mocking, constantly challenged them to show him Raquel's body.

David Ovalle 
Alex Michaels bellowing re: why MDPD never records most interviews (this case, post-sworn statement). Judge calmly overrules objection

David Ovalle 

Det. Segovia says Maqueira, laughing and mocking, constantly challenged them to show him Raquel's body.
David Ovalle 
For leverage in interrogation, Det. Segovia showed Maqueira that his daughter was in office talking to cops. "He looked like he saw a ghost"

David Ovalle
Alex Michaels objected. "Not sure the detective is familiar with ghosts ... what they look like," Michaels said.

David Ovalle 
Prosecutor asks about unnamed jailhouse informant.  "You can call him Rat No. 1," Alex Michaels says. Judge shakes head, says nothing

David Ovalle 
Alex Michaels just went ballistic, pointing out Maqueira's phone located at scene of vanishing, not neccesarily defendant himself

David Ovalle
To explain why his phone pinged in area of estranged wife's disappearance, Maqueira claimed that he gave it to her as an impromptu gift. 

This is one of those rare, but not unheard of cases of a murder prosecution without a body. The arthur hearing didn't conclude on Monday.

See You In Court. 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hendon up for election...dude gets detained.

DS said...

Had Segovia as Lead Det. in a trial last week. Segovia said Photo Line ups are more reliable then DNA in IDing perps

Anonymous said...

Anyone up for election.....everyone gets detained.

Anonymous said...

Segovia is a hack. Shitty police work and making up theories is his idea of investigation.

Anonymous said...

segovia will be indicted one day. dirty lying cop.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about those population numbers? Sounds like the number for the county and not City of Miami proper. But it does not matter. South Florida was never defined by its population unlike, say, China. We have images:
1. 1960's: Jackie Gleason and the June Taylor Dancers.
2. 1970's: 17-0.
3. 1980's: Miami Vice
4. 1990's: Courtbroom
5. 200'0's: South Beach Excess
6. 2010's: The Heat

Anonymous said...

@11:37 AM you can add Lazaro Ramirez to that as well.

Anonymous said...

Dis column is bull sheet!