Posts With Keyword ‘trial’

Former Pella Pastor’s Trial Postponed

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

[simage=5170,200,y,center]Former Pella Pastor Patrick Edouard’s trial has been re-set for May 14th following a motion by the defense to dismiss the case.

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Pre-Trial Conference For Pella Pastor On Friday

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:27 am

This week court proceedings will continue against a former Pella Pastor.

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Closing Arguments to Come Today in Griffith Trial

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 6:28 am

[simage=4684,200,y,left] Closing arguments will be heard on Monday in the case against Bussey man Gregory Griffith.

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McGinnis Found Guilty Of Murder 1st Degree

Posted: Saturday, September 5th, 2009 at 6:30 am

A jury found 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis guilty of murder in the first degree Friday at the Marion County courthouse. In the first murder trial in at least five years in Marion County, the atmosphere both before and after the verdict was heavy with silence, as Mr. McGinnis sat facing the bench with folded hands and a fixed gaze.

Deliberation lasted less than a day. McGinnis’ defense argued during the trial that McGinnis, a Gulf-War veteran diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, was having some kind of PTSD episode when he shot Knoxville resident Robert Ohl, and did not know the consequences of his actions.

However, that was not enough to convince the jury, with the state arguing that McGinnis was fully aware of his actions when he went into his trailer, loaded and chambered his shotgun, went back outside, and shot a seated Ohl three times. The state also argued the fact that McGinnis left the scene and called multiple people saying he had shot Ohl was evidence he knew the difference between right and wrong, and was not experiencing a PTSD-caused hallucination or reliving of a traumatic event.

Marion County Attorney Terry Rachels told KNIA/KRLS News moments after the verdict that given the evidence, he thought it was an appropriate verdict. McGinnis’ defense attorney Richard Phelps was not immediately available for comment.

A sentencing date for McGinnis is set for October 23rd.

Deliberation Begins in McGinnis Murder Trial

Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The legal fate of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree is in the hands of twelve jury members in the Marion County Courthouse.

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Inmates To Testify in McGinnis Murder Trial

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 6:28 am

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Two jail inmates are set to testify in the murder trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident.

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McGinnis Trial Begins

Posted: Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 6:24 am

The trial for a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree began earlier this week in the Marion County Courthouse.

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Doctors Testify in McGinnis Murder Trial

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 6:28 am

The murder trial of 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis continued Thursday in the Marion County Courthouse.

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McGinnis Trial Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree begins Tuesday at the Marion County Courthouse.

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McGinnis Trial Begins Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 at 6:30 am

The trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree begins Tuesday at the Marion County Courthouse.

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