Friday, December 25, 2015

DA Race Redux in First Murder Case Since November

  The local defense lawyer who sought the job as Jefferson County DA will be squaring off with the woman who beat him in November.
      In City Court yesterday Anthony Neddo was representing alleged murder suspect Devonte Bumpars at a preliminary hearing in the matter of last week's slaying of a Winslow Street man in what was presented as a case of an attempt to steal weed gone awry.
     Departing DA Cindy Intschert appeared at the hearing but the prosecution duties will fall to incoming DA Krystina Mills.
     As for Bumpars, his case will go to the grand jury. The other two defendents waived a preliminary hearing including the alleged actual stabber, 19 year old Freddie Southerland.
       A third person was charged as well.
       The hearing reportedly produced security camera video at the home and a woman who testified the trio went there to steal marijuana.
        During the DA race,  Mr. Neddo stressed his courtroom skills while the Mills campaign stressed their opponent was a defender of the people Ms Mills was trying to take off the streets.
        It was an effective theme, and the subplot of the two squaring off so soon is one of the ironies of small town lawyering.
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Accused-Murderer-To-Face-Grand-Jury-Following-Hearing-363475821.html

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard very few voters say THAT it was an effective theme. I heard them say don't fix what ain't broken and Neddo doesn't inspire confidence.

Still no mention by the MSM, about the three people not being charged as they should be...each with murder. You can bet if Rain-Girl let someone off the hook so easily, she would be crucified by them.

Anonymous said...

There maybe depositions that this was over weed, but believe this is not a murder for weed plot. People kill for hard drugs and cash not weed.

Anonymous said...

9:00, the murder was not likely supposed to be part of the robbery.

Anonymous said...

And why did the Public Defender waive the prelim. Because they are lazy and don't want to do work. On a case like this you have nothing to lose. You are not going to get a better offer than what is charged so have the hearing see if you can learn anything new. If I need an assigned counsel I hope I get Neddo and not the Public Defender.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, weed is a high cash value crop, and saying that people don't kill for it is patently untrue. There are strains that are grown today that are much more powerful then the stuff you used to get. It ain't your daddy's pot, and people do kill for it and the money it generates.

Anonymous said...

Considering Ms. Mills couldn't 'find' enough evidence to prosecute our 3 favorite sheriff deputies on a slam-dunk case, I don't have high hopes.

Anonymous said...

Right you are 316, but consider the dept. as a whole, this is always the case, go back a few years: Jefferson County Fair, women is drunk in the back of a detectives car and being molested by the Detective, 2 Detectives plot "revenge" against the Undersheriff and BCI investigator,(Both are fired,one gets a appt. to bldg. super at the SOB) Election is held, The famous " No more troopers" keg ride, You see it's all the same no matter what.........