Cold Case Files 009 Part 1

TERROR IN TELLURIDE ; SIGNATURE OF A KILLER

A tipster’s phone call helps solve the murder of the heir to the U-Haul company fortune, and a grisly murder case is solved two decades later with the use of new fingerprint technology.

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Calls to ban ‘legal drug’ gaining momentum

Campaigners and some politicians are calling for changes in the law concerning the drug mephedrone. .

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Cold Case Files 012 Part 1

MURDER ILLUSTRATED ; BLOOD RELATIONS

Police solve the murder and sexual mutilation of Peggy Hettrick when they are finally able to link graphic sexual materials found in the home of suspect Timothy Masters, though no hard evidence was ever found. And DNA from a semen stain helps cops crack open the 23-year-old case of a man who raped and killed his sister-in-law.

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Cold Case Files 006 Part 1

THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD ; THE KILLER NEXT DOOR

Cold Case Units use psychological profiling, forensic anthropology, and a convicted felon’s rekindled memory to heat up old cases. In Missouri, a part-time missionary is convicted, 38 years later, of killing her 5-year-old stepdaughter, and the skeleton of a Michigan boy, dead for 10 years, leads police to a serial killer.

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California Supreme Court -California Case Law

The Second Appellate Court Justices–Steven Z. Perren Kenneth R. Yegan and Arthur Gilbert in their published July 28, 2010 Case Law decision put responsibility for this culvert as stated: “The court found that the Railroad may have been negligent by failing to enlarge the culvert or requiring that its tenant do so.”

OK–Why is this OCSD pipe allowed in this drainage channel? Why is OCSD not Responsible?

Superior Court Judge Teresa Estrada-Mullaney in her February 2, 2009 Judgment Decision “Notice of Judgment” States: “Judge Tangeman determined the flooding problem was “static” for several years prior to Plaintiff’s purchase of his property. Plaintiff contends the flooding is continuous and can be abated. Plaintiff argues Defendants negligent maintenance of the drainage system increases the frequency and severity of the flooding. That is inconsistent with Judge Tangeman’s determination that the primary culprit was POVE’s improvements, rather than negligent maintenance of the drainage system. There was no showing that Union’s operation of Well No. 8 contributed to the blockage. There was no showing of the County’s responsibility for maintaining the drainage channel. There was no evidence that any accumulated debris in State’s right of way contributed to the problems in the operation of the drainage system. County, State, Union or OCSD could not have abated the nuisance by undertaking any maintenance”

Why would the State of California use the State Highway for storm water retention?

Molly Thurmond, ESQ. (SBN 104973) and Thomas A Cregger, ESQ. (SBN 124402) both knew at the time of trial that both had knowledge of these Causation/Date of Stabilization-Photos and Documents,Whitnesses that they withheld from discovery and Judge Martin J. Tangeman! (DURING TRIAL.) Hall, Hieatt & Connely, LLP on July 30, 2008 provided Questionnaires. The color photos above where not provided until December 2, 2008 after trial as previously requested. Dean Benedix, County response No. 2–October 16, 2008 “Response: We will produce copies of the requested attachments and photographs per your request once you have paid the estimated coping costs of $15.00.”
Lou Wheeler photos-Documents showing no flooding prior to 2004 –as viewed by Dean Benedix, Randy Ghezzi, Raleigh Greene, Max Keller, Cliff Howe, Michael Eckman per Dean Benedix statement: “I believe the attached photos are from Lois Wheeler of Oceano 481-5687 D Benedix 6/10/02”
Response No.3 from Dean Benedix After trial regarding documents wittheld from discovery by the County of San Luis Obispo! “We will produce copies of written communications and photos (in Color) Sent by oceano community members to Questa Engineering or the County of San Luis Obispo in regards to flooding in Oceano between 2000-2004 per your request once you have paid the estimated coping costs of $10.00.”

San Luis Obispo County/Union Pacific Railroad Exhibit # 579 photo documents withheld from discovery by County of San Luis Obispo and Union Pacific Rail Road shows Caltrans raising State Highway 1 a foot and the flooding problem on east side of State Highway 1 this created, as stated in the document provided with County 2002 Drainage Study Questionnaire! These color photos where provided December 2, 2008 and are not part of (Appendix 15) showing no Stabilization to this drainage system!

Frustuck v. City of Fairfax (1963) 212 Cal.App.2d 345 [28 Cal.Rptr. 357] involved damage caused by an accelerated flow of surface water over newly developed land adjoining plaintiff’s property, collected in an enlarged culvert and sent through plaintiff’s existing ditch. The court noted the basis of the city’s liability was its failure to appreciate the probability that the drainage system from the new development to the Frustuck property, functioning as deliberately conceived, and as altered and maintained by the diversion of waters from their normal channels, would result in some damage to private property. (Id. at p. 362.) The drainage system, which the city had accepted and approved, was a public improvement and it did not matter if the city had not been the one that actually physically diverted the water. (Ibid.) “The fact that the work is performed by a contractor, subdivider or a private owner of property does not necessarily exonerate a public agency, if such contractor, subdivider or owner follows the plans and specifications furnished or approved by the public agency.” (Id. at pp. 362-363.)

The Second Appellate talks about this in Barrett v. County of Ventura–Filed 6/23/

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Cold Case Files 017 Part 1

PRESUMED DEAD ; THE TOW TRUCK KILLER

DNA evidence helps crack the case of a white supremacist who strangled his girlfriend and put her body in a refrigerator, and hypnosis helps solve the murder of a deputy sheriff.

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Cold Case Files 011 Part 1

KILLER ON THE STRIP ; THE DOLL MURDER

In Palm Beach, a determined cop solves the murder of prostitute Lucy Pate five years later, when he connects Lucy’s case with another case that was overlooked at the time. The prostitute who survived agreed to help and identified her attacker. In 1989, socialite Susan Doll was found beaten, raped, and strangled in Colorado. Investigators extracted DNA from a semen stain, but had no suspect to match it against–until 1995 when a local landlord found 25 pairs of panties stuffed into a furnace.

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Cold Case Files 052 Part 1

THE ACCIDENTAL KILLER ; LITTLE SISTER LOST

While hiking with husband Dennis in Montana, Leslee Larson fell into Wolf Creek. After cashing in a double indemnity insurance policy, Dennis eventually lands in Maine–where he’s convicted of murdering wife three who “fell” from a cliff. See how Montana detectives flush their wolf from the creek–25 years later. And when 15-year-old papergirl Penny Parker goes missing, her body is found by a search volunteer. Watch cold case detectives find a genetic trace, 24 years later, to the volunteer.

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10/05/10 Legal Headline News

Steven Hayes was found guilty today in the deadly home invasion that left a woman and her two daughters brutalized and murdered, making him eligible for the death penalty. The jury deliberated for several hours before finding Hayes guilty of 16 of the 17 counts he faced.

A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen who tried to detonate a crudely made car bomb in Times Square this year was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday, as he vowed there would be more attacks against America.

Justice Department filing an antitrust lawsuit against American Express

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Today’s Legal News Headlines 2/12/2010

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Honda Motor Co., based in Tokyo, Japan, will be recalling an additional 437,000 vehicles in what has become an ongoing, 15-month process that involves cars around the globe. Faulty airbags are the culprit for the recall, which was originally announced in November, 2008. Honda will be replacing driver side air bag inflators that can apparently deploy when too much pressure is applied to them, potentially causing injury or death. Of the additional vehicles that are being recalled, 378,000 are in the U.S., while 41,000 are in Canada and 17,000 in Japan. The total recall from Honda is now affecting 952,118 vehicles in total, including some Honda vehicles that go all the way back to 2001.

A 14-year-old Phoenix girl was locked in a room, starved and abused for two months, and her father and stepmother could face charges of unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping and child abuse, police said Wednesday.

In a move that is sure to have the agriculture industry grimacing and labor-rights advocates cheering, the Labor Department is reversing a Bush administration rule that allowed farmers an easier path to hiring temporary or seasonal foreign workers.

The number of U.S. households facing foreclosure in January increased 15 percent from the same month last year, and a surge in cash-strapped homeowners whove fallen behind on mortgages could be on the way.

More than 315,000 households received a foreclosure-related notice in January, RealtyTrac Inc. reported Thursday. That number is down nearly 10 percent from 349,000 in December, which saw the third highest total since the company began tracking foreclosure data in 2005.

A judge has delayed a ruling on whether Michael Jackson’s father can obtain medical records related to the death of his superstar son.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said Thursday he wants to further consider arguments raised by Joe Jackson’s attorney. He says he will issue a ruling next week.

Sources: Free Republic, Associated Press,

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