Murt’s once again jumping into something he knows nothing about.
Radio and a few others on both sides are requesting Local Leaks either be removed or it’s rumors/mistakes be corrected.
Why? Well simply put Local Leaks has the names of innocent minors all over it.
(I’m using initals instead of names of these kids because it has been proven they were falsely accused)
M.S.- Accused of encouraging JD to go out to the first party out of revenge for a break up. It has now been proven she wasn’t in Ohio at the time. She was at a family reunion.
C.K.- Accused falsely because he’s the son of Jane Hanlin.
M.N.- Accused of participating. He might be a douche bag for making that video, but he was not present during the rape. He heard it second hand.
C.S.- Accused of setting J.D. up because she broke up with him.
He took the picture that night of Jane Doe and put it on Instagram, however there is no proof he participated in the rape. There was no “backroom deal” and no charges were filed against him.
Was there a cover up by Steubenville police Department and Jefferson County? Only time will tell. No one has ever come up with solid proof to confirm this.
Jane Hanlin- All I’m going to say about Jane is when she figured out there would be a conflict of interest, she requested The Ohio A.G’s office step in. Good idea.
I could go on and on.
Radio is attempting to do the right thing by getting it taken down. If it stays up it can affect the future of innocent people.
I wonder Murt, are you ok with keeping Local Leaks up?
Radio may not be successful getting this done. There’s a difference between posting false accusations on innocent young adults and using your right to free speech.
Why not be productive Murt and encourage it’s removal?
The Grand Jury will begin looking at evidence from the Steubenville rape case on Tuesday.
Last month, Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays were found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old at a party back in August. More people could be indicted if the jury finds other laws were broken.
Just days ago, search warrants were executed at school board offices, Steubenville High School, Harding Stadium, and a digital investigations company in Medina County. State investigators gathered evidence for the grand jury to look into.
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Decisions came down today regarding the Steubenville, Ohio rape case. Last week, visiting Juvenile Judge Thomas Lipps heard various motions regarding the trial originally scheduled to start in mid Feb, but now wil not start till March.
1- Closure of the courtroom to the public: Denied
2- Change of venue: Denied
3- From the prosecution: Motion to exclude alleged victims sexual activity and partners:
The alleged victims Sexual relationship with the defendants, evidence on the number of partners she’s had, STD’s and pregnancies are prohibited.
Any evidence in this nature must be heard first in front of the judge at least 3 days before the trial begins.
4- Motion to refer to the victim as “the accuser”
The victim will be referred to as “alleged victim.”
5- Motion on the Nodianos video
The court refused to as they call it “take judicial notice of the Nodi video.” It further says the court has not viewed the video and won’t unless submitted into evidence.
6-Motion to take judicial notice of 3 immunity deals given by the prosecution:
Denied. “The existance of agreements may be pertinent regarding the credibility of witnesses”
7- Motion to ask Jefferson County to pay for private investigators:
Approved. Both defendants were declared indingent, so the court approved the county to pay $2,500 for a private investigator.
Also approved because the case is complicated and the court is concerned about the defendants getting a fair trial.
8-Motion to continue the trial because extra time is needed to prepare:
Approved. The trial scheduled to start in Feb will now start in March. The trial dates are March 13, 14 and 15th.
Side Note: Although the court proceedings will remain open, the media must comply with “Rule 12” Witnesses and victims have the right to object to being photographed and video taped. If they do object, the media will not video tape or take pictures of them.