Some time ago I posted of a stabbing here in the village in which one person was killed. Today’s local paper brought the conclusion of the trial:
MARTIN FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER
A variety of emotions filled the Greenwood County District courtroom last week during the State of Kansas vs. Patrick E. Martin murder trial. Martin was arrested for the stabbing death of Dominick Angelo following events that occurred on Sunday, August 5, 2012
After approximately fours of deliberation, 12 jury members all residents of Greenwood County, concluded on a total of five verdicts. The jury found Martin guilty of murder in the second degree, guilty of aggravated endangerment of a child and guilty of endangerment of a child. Martin was found not guilty of murder in the first degree and not guilty of attempting to possess methamphetamine. In order for Martin to have been convicted of first degree murder, he must have been found guilty of attempting to possess methamphetamine as well.
My problems with these various stories I publish here is keeping track of the time lags between original events and these follow-up stories. August of last year wasn’t really that long ago.. The next thing will be the sentencing trial. I may miss that, I’ll try not to do so.
In a similar vein, another household was burglarized yesterday. Guns and computer goodies were taken. The house was some distance from the nearest village, but sat on main highway.That makes the third in the past week in the immediate area.
Four days ago a house here in the village was done. Everything, including furniture, was taken. The home owneer was/is a widow woman that moved into the village when her husband passed. She was in the hospital when the break-in occurred.
Neither case is solved. These two follow three in another part of the county, one of which was solved, and these two follow the arrest of a pair of thieves taken after a high speed pursuit by the deputies took up the chase from a witnessing home owner who reported events on his cell phone while driving.
And, No. No citations were issued the home owner for driving and talking on a cell.
The question wasn’t asked and no one has complained about the home owners action.
From the reaches,