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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Texas Slave Ranch; Ken Anderson Court of Inquiry; Dognapping Trial

Today's San Antonio Express has a long article about the Slave Ranch trial, with lots of pictures of the key players. The article was prompted by the death of Walter Wesley Ellebracht III, the grandson of the patriarch of the family, in a wreck outside Fredericksburg. If you want to learn more, my book is available through Amazon.com - The Texas Slave Ranch - How a Degenerate Ranching Family Got Away With Murder (Texas Grotesques) [Kindle Edition]

The Kerrville Daily Times reports on a fiasco of a trial in Kerrville, Judge Throws Out Dognapping Case: "A dog kidnapping charge against a 34-year-old San Antonio man was dismissed Friday morning after a judge ruled the prosecution failed to offer evidence that a crime had been committed.
The man’s attorney, R.C. Pate, said the County Attorney’s office wasted taxpayer resources in prosecuting the case, while County Attorney Rob Henneke disagreed, saying Judge Spencer W. Brown subverted the justice system by not letting the jury decide the case."

Meanwhile, as I have written many times, the prosecutors in this county ignore a case of blatant perjury by a rich Republican businessman who lied in not one, but two depositions, about his military service, claiming to be a "highly decorated Vietnam vet" who flew helicopters for a year in that wretched war. I guess the man accused of kidnapping the dog didn't go to the same clubs and play golf with the prosecutors here.

Former Williamson County District Attorney, now District Judge Ken Anderson is in the hot seat.
The Austin American Statesman reports
"Exactly 16 months after Michael Morton was freed from prison, an unprecedented hearing will begin Monday in Georgetown to determine if his prosecutor, former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson, should himself be prosecuted and possibly jailed.
Anderson faces a court of inquiry, a rare and uniquely Texas procedurethat will examine allegations that he lied and conspired to conceal evidence — in violation of the law and a judge’s order — that could have spared Morton from serving 25 years in prison in the beating death of his wife."

JonBenet Ramsey Case: Grand Jury Voted To Indict Parents, But Boulder DA Refused To Prosecute
A grand jury voted to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents in 1999 on charges of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecutor never signed the indictment, according to a new report by The Daily Camera.

Then-Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter told media back then that he did not believe his office had enough evidence to file any charges,

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