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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NO BOND FOR MEDINA

Execution: 
Florida executed another inmate Tuesday.  William Happ was executed for the 1986 murder of a young woman he met by happenstance at a convenience store in Crystal River. Here is the AP story. 

No Bond:
On Tuesday, Judge Colodny denied bond for Derek Medina, the man accused of killing his wife and then posting about it on Facebook. So far his prediction on Facebook that he was headed to prison for life or execution seems a pretty good one.
If you insist on wasting time, you can watch his confession. 


8 comments:

George Frobisher said...

there happens to be a significant criminal procedure case involing 5th and 6th amendment before the big-boy court today in washington...with a pair of miami lawyers for the petitioner...

Anonymous said...



Any thoughts on yesterday's Arthur Hearing before Judge Colodny on the "FaceBook" homicide case?

The hearing lasted seven hours. The Judge ruled that there was PEPG in the first phase of the hearing.

The Judge then heard additional testimony from several defense witnesses on the issue of Bond. The Judge ruled that she would not grant bond in the case.

On the issue of bond, there was no evidence that the defendant was a flight risk. To the contrary, he called the police and turned himself in.

On the issue of danger to the community, the defendant has lived in South Florida his entire life, and is 30 years old, and has no criminal history of any kind. He had a CWP and was a licensed security guard. Other than the crime alleged, no real evidence to suggest that was otherwise a danger to the community.

On the PEPG, the defense is putting up a self-defense case. They are suggesting that the victim was the aggressor and that she had a history of being the aggressor in the relationship. There is a diary from the deceased that gives credence to that argument. There is video of the crime from a security video inside the townhouse condo. Tough case for the defense here.

Query: The defense attorney suggested to the Judge that an appropriate bond would be "a $150,000 Corporate Surety Bond".

I thought that corporate surety bonds only existed in Federal Court? Can someone provide some insight into that?

Anonymous said...



this town is full of self promoting lawyers

Anonymous said...

anyone who prefaces a question with the word "query" is by definition a moron. so make of that comment what you will.

Anonymous said...

Dude, guy killer her, poster it on Facebook and admitted to it....me thinks he is a danger. he freaking looks like a mad man with the facial hair. Love saam, but get the guy to shave for fucks sake.

Anonymous said...

JAC Hacks.

Anonymous said...

There is a Plague in our community. We look at it and the consequences as news, as new cases for the court of law but we are not looking at the core of the matter. The answer is Mental Illness, we are not taking care when there is still time for our mentally ill, and more and more we are trying to explain the Medina case, and a bunch of the same that we see almost every year. What can we do, what can be done to prevent the Medinas from those awfull crimes.

Anonymous said...

these cops are morons. terrible questions