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Has KYAnonymous Outed Some Of The Shrews?

January 22, 2014 |  by  |  Smack  |  10 Comments

Herald Star: Probation revoked on three in county

January 22, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  13 Comments

STEUBENVILLE – Three people were sent to prison on Tuesday following probation revocation hearings before Jefferson County Common Pleas Court Judge David Henderson.

Malcolm Hython, 21, of Cadiz was sentenced to 18 months in prison after the adult probation department reported he failed to report to his probation officer. Hython pleaded guilty in October 2012 to complicity to burglary and complicity to theft in connection with a burglary of an Adena home and theft of a pistol in March 2012. He then was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center, followed by two years of probation.

James Oxley, 27, of Dillonvale was sentenced to 11 months in prison for failing to report to his probation officer. Oxley pleaded guilty in December 2011 to felony theft and breaking and entering in connection with the theft of scrap metal from a house on Cadiz Road, Wintersville, in August 2011. He was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center followed by 18 months of probation. He was ordered to make $4,800 in restitution to the victim.

Oxley violated his probation and his probation was extended in June. He since has only reported to his probation officer once and failed to make restitution.

Scott A. Gilmore, 41, of Steubenville was sentenced to 11 months in prison after he failed to report to his probation officer. Gilmore was sentenced in May to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center, followed by one year of probation. Gilmore was kicked out of the program at Eastern Ohio Correction Center for violating rules. He then was sentenced to 17 days in the county jail. Gilmore then failed to report to his probation officer.

Willis H. Stackhouse, 24, of Steubenville was placed back on probation for two years. Stackhouse was sentenced in October 2012 to probation for trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin. He then failed to report to his probation officer and failed to report for a drug test.

http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/594691/Probation-revoked-on-three-in-county.html?nav=5010

Enter The “Peace” Players

January 21, 2014 |  by  |  Smack  |  199 Comments

Just when you think you’ve seen it all … another truckload of shit falls all over twitter.

For whatever reason this person has entered the barren field of peace as a negotiator for the Steubenville factions. Who is it? Who knows? But Amy Burch had an idea…

But @MyBronyNinja has fingered a guy named JoJo Camp and he provides some proof of what this guy has done! How confusing.

Moving along now to a few who most of us do know – Pops, Sam, DJay, Holly and a few thrown in for good measure before the day ends I’m sure. A big beef brewing here that could easily and quickly get way down and way dirty.

What’s this all about? Well… he and Sam Cook have been having a little war on twitter – some may remember it from it having been posted here before.

Sam seems to have some good advice here for someone.

But I think Holly and Pops have certain opinions about Sam someone…

It seems Sam is being accused of opening up on DJay!! Posted a picture of her house and then DJay posted what she implies are texts from Sam!! Nasty ones too!!

As you can see – DJay sent those screen shots of the texts to Judicious!! And now Pops wants to DM with Judicious!! What in God’s Name is happening out there? :shock:

And to top things off – Pops just sent a sub-tweet to someone! I wonder who?

Stuff is really nuts on twitter – as usual. And last, but not least, Michelle has threatened to kick my ass again and some other stuff over my shit stirring ways. She’s madder than a hornet cause she thinks I have replaced her as the biggest shit stirrer around here. Michelle wants no competition whatsoever in her favorite pastime!! LMAO!!

Did Prinnie Really Lie? I mean Really? Really?

January 18, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  139 Comments

Calling someone a liar carries with it some moral obligation to not have that on your own resume. :-|

Cutting right to the chase – did Prinnie outright lie? Some will say yes and never let that go. Others will say no and hang on to it for dear life. Still others will just be quiet and say nothing. They will simply move on to other things.

Yes, I’m aware many lies were told about many kids in Steubenville, along with many adults. That friends is now fact. It is sad and it is tragic that happened. Looking back on what transpired I hope no one can say any of them deserved it. What transpired was an internet mob and a mob that knew few facts and used the retweet button way to many times.

I’m not going to deal with all the things said about the boys involved in the rape. The rape is not what this post is about. This post is about something bigger, much bigger imo! And that is the cover up allegations.

The cover up allegations consumed much more time, space and words than did the rape, eventually becoming the only thing talked about. Prinnie is blamed solely for all of that it seems. This blog’s comment section became pure political commentary on the powers of Steubenville. It wasn’t just Prinnie.

But let’s deal with just Prinnie for a moment – and it will be just for a moment – a brief moment.

Prinnie lived in Steubenville for a short time. 5 years tops. She has said she enjoyed that time and had a good life there. So, why would she hate it? I don’t know. It would take smarter people than me to figure that out or know why she might.

Prinnie made a few comments about things that didn’t pan out. I will always believe it is Prinnie’s “opinion” there was a cover up – things just didn’t materialize as she had expected. Having an opinion isn’t a lie – it’s an opinion.

So, why would Prinnie think there was a cover up? Why would she make the statements she made? Like the one about the Hanlin family being done? Prinnie isn’t in Steubenville now, so how did she get such ideas? How did she get such information? I don’t believe she made it up out of thin air. Strange isn’t it?

It is my opinion and my belief that we need to look beyond Prinnie and wonder who was talking to her. Who in Steubenville or the area would feed such information and build such expectations? Think about it.

There’s always a devil deep in the woodpile and it usually isn’t the devil you are pointing at. Prinnie’s opinions and expectations didn’t happen in a vacuum. Think about it. Ask yourself who might be the devil or devils deep in that woodpile.

Just sayin’!

Should Prinnie Sue Ariel Levy Of The New Yorker?

January 18, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  31 Comments

I saw a couple of comments here that made me LOL! I couldn’t help myself. There are some very entertaining commenters here.

Lot’s of talk about Prinnie being charged and then someone hopes her perp walk is on tv! LOL! I don’t think she will be doing a perp walk, but if she does I hope she dresses to the nines for it. High fashion. Over the top. Maybe a headdress like Cher has worn. LOL! Maybe a mini skirt with 5 inch stilettos and definitely her turquoise jewelry.

Those pushing charges for Prinnie often refer to the New Yorker article by Ariel Levy. In this article, Levy writes that Prinnie said the whole thing in Steubenville was a conspiracy with Jane Hanlin as the driving force. Not those exact words by any means, but you get the idea. You can look up the New Yorker article to see the exact quote – I’m not going to drag it out for this post.

I recall Prinnie saying or Michelle saying – I forget at the moment which one … but that Prinnie believed she was chatting with Levy off the record and then Levy used a lot of the conversation in the article. In fact Levy tried to make Prinnie look as bad as possible in that article with off the record stuff. That’s a wicked betrayal.

It isn’t ethical for a journalist to take casual, tossed around, bullshitting conversation that has been acknowledged as being off the record – and then blast it out in a national magazine.

If Prinnie wanted to pursue a lawsuit against Ariel Levy – she would probably have a good case. Maybe she should.

Conference held on Steubenville defendants

January 18, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  4 Comments
January 18, 2014

By MARK LAW – For The Weirton Daily Times (mlaw@heraldstaronline.com) , Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE – A telephone conference was held Friday between attorneys with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and lawyers representing defendants indicted by a special grand jury investigating aspects of the Steubenville rape case.

The special grand jury held periodic sessions beginning in April to investigate if additional crimes were committed following the August 2012 Steubenville rape case that saw two Steubenville High School students convicted of the rape of a teenage Weirton girl.

A status conference is scheduled for March 4 for Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Mike McVey. McVey was named in a five-count indictment charging one count of tampering with evidence, two counts of obstructing justice, both felonies, and two misdemeanors, including one count of falsification and one count of obstructing official business.

The indictment claims McVey allegedly committed crimes starting on April 5, 2012.

Visiting Summit County retired Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove at the status conference may set a trial date, unless both the prosecution and defense have worked out an agreement on a plea.

William Rhinaman, the former director of technology for the Steubenville City School District and the first person indicted by the special grand jury, will have a pretrial hearing in his case on April 7, at which time a trial date also may be set by Cosgrove.

Rhinaman was indicted on charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.

Rhinaman was charged with tampering with evidence by altering, destroying, concealing or removing evidence from Aug. 11, 2012, to April 25, 2013, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Rhinaman also is charged with attempting to stop the prosecution of another person by either concealing or destroying evidence and getting the person to withhold information or communicating false information from April 8 to Oct. 4.

The third count charges Rhinaman with obstructing official business from April 8 until Oct. 4.

The perjury charge claims Rhinaman made a false statement under oath to the special grand jury during a July 8 proceeding.

Rhinaman’s daughter, Hannah Rhinaman, is scheduled to enter a plea at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19 and enter a diversion program.

She was named in a three-count indictment on Oct. 23 charging her with two counts of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of grand theft, a fifth-degree felony.

According to a press release issued in October by the attorney general’s office, the charges against Hannah Rhinaman are related to incidents that occurred at Steubenville City Schools. However, the charges are separate and unrelated to the previous indictment issued against her father, William Rhinaman on Oct. 7, the press release stated.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Hannah Rhinaman was employed by the city school district for approximately one month in 2012.

“She took property from the school district and sold it,” DeWine said during an October telephone interview.

A status conference for Seth Fluharty, a wrestling and conditioning coach and teacher at Garfield East Elementary School, and Matthew Belardine, a former volunteer high school football coach, is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Fluharty was indicted on one misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse or neglect on Aug. 13.

Bellardine was indicted on four misdemeanor counts, including allowing an underage person to consume beer or liquor, obstructing official business, falsification and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child.

Lynnette Gorman, the Pugliese West Elementary School principal, who also was indicted by the special grand jury, reached an agreement with the state attorney general’s office on Jan. 8 whereby the misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse or neglect will be dismissed by June if certain conditions are met.

Gorman must complete 40 hours of community service and speak to other teachers and administrators in the Steubenville School District on the subject of recognizing and reporting child abuse and child neglect.

(Law can be contacted at mlaw@heraldstaronline.com)

http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/page/content.detail/id/608853/Conference-held-on-Steubenville-defendants.html?nav=5006

The Big Steubenville Twitter Drama – Bruzzese Style

January 18, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  19 Comments

Avoiding such a melee is preferred, but it is what it is and it’s there, so …. lol

Everyone has seen the battle develop between Jeff Bruzzese, Prinnie and Michelle. It’s being touted a big win for Bruzzese. Prinnie didn’t answer questions about a cover up and Michelle’s normal vulgar catty snot balls fell flat. No win for either of them… yet.

Sure, KYAnonymous showed up with his bat and wanted to play, but he struck out on the first swing and went home.

It seems as one looks around twitter, a silence long awaited has fallen. As far as the cover up, I think most had come to the realization it didn’t exist. Opinions are easier to change than attitudes, so don’t expect all of this to go down easy.

In what appears to be a strategy to keep the cover up questions from being asked on twitter – Michelle is now bombarding the Ohio Attorney General’s twitter account with allegations that the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office is violating Prinnie’s civil rights. It looks like another grand conspiracy is in the crock pot.

If all of that wasn’t bad enough – a tweeter tweeted pictures of Michelle’s son and so called “baby daddy”. These pictures were a shock all of their own and they also brought silence. Shocked silence. The 2 pictured below, son first, is said to have criminal records. It looks like the so called “baby daddy” has several mugshots.

Like I said, it is what it is – no matter which side you were or are on.

Haleigh Cummings: Crystal Sheffield Arrested/Charged

January 17, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  9 Comments


https://www2.myfloridacounty.com

WTOV9: 4 pre-trial conferences held for Steubenville teen rape case indictments

January 17, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  7 Comments

By: NEWS9 and Ryan Eldredge

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio —

A spokesman with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has confirmed for NEWS9 that four phone pre-trial status conferences were conducted today in connection with the special grand jury investigation into the Steubenville teen rape case.

The spokesman said that Hannah Rhinaman, Matthew Belardine, Michael McVey and Seth Fluharty had dates set for future appearances.

Hannah Rhinaman has a trial date set for Feb. 19.

Matthew Belardine and Seth Fluharty had another phone pre-trial status conference set for Feb. 11. Belardine was indicted on four counts, all misdemeanors. Fluharty was indicted on one count regarding reporting child abuse or neglect, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Michael McVey also had another phone pre-trial status conference set his is scheduled for March 4. He was indicted on five counts, including three felonies and two misdemeanors.

The spokesman told NEWS9 that no other information was available.

More: http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/4-pretrial-conferences-held-steubenville-teen-rape-case-indictments-2779.shtml

McVey, Bellardine and Fluharty Pre-Trial Hearings To Be Conducted Over Phone

January 17, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  12 Comments

Ryan Eldredge – NEWS9
McVey, Bellardine and Fluharty will not appear in court tomorrow – Their pre-trials will be conducted over the phone. All three were indicted by the Steubenville Special Grand Jury.
https://www.facebook.com/RyanEldredgeNEWS9/posts/446932885433086

Jeff Bruzzese Happy On Agreement Of No Cover Up

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  44 Comments

After a lengthy twitter spectacle Bruzzese says he is happy Prinnie agrees there was no cover up in the Steubenville rape case. The Jeffster had quite a lively debate with several on twitter and announced an agreement had been reached. We’ll see in the coming days how that plays out. :-|

Steubenville Story Far From Over, Heads Will Spin!!

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Smack  |  4 Comments

Will Prinnie Make International News Again? LOL!!

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Smack  |  3 Comments

Prince Charles, of Great Britain, says he can’t imagine the US deporting a “blogger”!!


Angela Merkle, Chancellor of Germany, just got the news Prinnie might be returning to the Fatherland and isn’t commenting at this time.

Prinnie And Jeff Bruzzese Arguing Over Corruption And Cover Up Allegations

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  19 Comments

At this moment a heated argument is taking place on twitter between Prinnie and Jeff Bruzzese over the allegations of corruption and cover up. Below is a sample. Check their twitters for the entire brouhaha.

Of course nothing about the Steubenville rape case goes without comment from Judicious and she chimed in with a screen shot from the New Yorker article…

Jeff Bruzzese And Prinnie “Chat” On Twitter

January 15, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  32 Comments

Earlier today, Prinnie made a blog post – Thoughts From the Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor

The response from Jeff Bruzzese was on twitter –

Which got the following response from Prinnie –

 

The shit got real when Bruzzese started asking questions of Prinnie. Below is a sample. You can read the entire response on Jeff Bruzzese’s twitter https://twitter.com/jeffbruzzese

 

At the time of this posting, while there has been no direct response to Bruzzese, this seems to be Prinnie’s response below. You can read Prinnie’s twitter here –  https://twitter.com/prinniedidit

Has The Notorious Commander X Said Goodbye?

January 15, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  10 Comments

Pastebin – Farwell From X

When Arron Schwartz took his own life, I often wondered – in the days and hours prior to his death did he reach out to anyone around him? Either directly or indirectly? As the moment of my own death draws ever nearer I have my answer. He could have, and it would not have mattered because people do not listen. They hear what they want to hear, and they hate to have their lives interrupted with someone else’s sudden needs.

In the past several days as my physical illness and the agony of it combined with the complete isolation and despair which has become my life these past few months grew unbearable, I began to see a merciful suicide as the only hope and the only release. Some will say I suffered mental illness at the end as well, and I surely would not deny this – I certainly seem to be in the depths of a hellish illness that tears at both my body and mind.

In three days, I have reached out to three people close to me and straight out told them I intended to end my life. Two of these “friends” were too busy to do anything. A third actually asked if he could have the passwords to all the old PLF sites and resources before I ended it. At one point I offered one friend to postpone for a couple of days my decision if he would drop off at my place some cigarettes and pain relievers. Again, this person was to busy. The cost of a brothers life today is apparently less than a bottle of tylenol and a pack of smokes.

 When the lives of others are that cheap, when no on can be bothered to hear the cries of those of us in anguish who need our friends and family – then the loss of people like myself and Arron Schwartz should be expected. Based on my experience these past few days I believe Arron DID reach out. Maybe he was not as direct as I was, maybe he was. I do not know if he blamed those who could have helped but didn’t. I actually do blame those I told. In my 5 decades on this planet I never, ever ignored a plea for help from a stranger much less a dear friend. To do so is so insanely negligent, heartless and cruel there really are no words. All I wanted was to not die alone. Instead I will die alone, terrified and alone. I now know how Arron felt near the end.

So, farewell. I have no kind words to make you all feel better about yourselves. Any loss you feel over my death you need to look to your own action or inaction to weigh what you could have done. For the three men whom I told, shame on you. Shame on you for your callousness. You were my brothers, my friends. I trusted you. I reached out to you and I begged you for help and you turned your back on me. Know that because of you, I died terrified and alone and in anguish. You know who you are, and I hope you bear the guilt of what you have done to the end of your days.

Pastebin Link: http://pastebin.com/k4zx3dE9

Prinnie Speaks Out On New Blog – “Why Steubenville Matters”

January 14, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  14 Comments

“First of all, I would like to point out a misconception about Steubenville as a whole.  There ARE good, decent, hard-working people who live in Steubenville, Ohio who are unfortunately being labeled because of the abhorrent behavior by a handful of miscreants who continue to victim blame and shame Jane Doe on a regular basis.  These good people are also afraid to speak openly about this behavior for fear of retaliation against them or their families, and with good reason.  I have been the target of harassment for over a year by these people.  I can’t say that I blame anyone local for not wanting to speak out against them because they have to live there among these people.  I have also been the subject of a lawsuit filed against my anonymous commenters and myself for speaking out about this case. (copy of lawsuit here)”

(snipped)

Much More: http://prinniefied.blogspot.com/2014/01/why-steubenville-matters.html

And Here We Have Jackass Murt Talking To Himself On Twitter

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Smack  |  2 Comments

Yes, both twitters are operated by none other than creepy dumb shit Murt! It’s a long standing habit he has of running a twitter he can talk to. No one else other than his own sock has much use for him. The sock twitter is mostly his bashing Levi Page relief valve and bashing Kim Picazio in a round about way. He likes to get all up in people’s personal business and mess with their real lives – the ones he has a grudge with or a burr up his ass about. Another long standing habit. He just doesn’t like a certain group of people! LOL!! As you can see on his sock twitter – he’s really in love with Levi. Loves to look at his pictures! A disgusting old man harping endlessly on a young guy and a few women!! On his Murt twitter he has been trying to get the attention of Tricia Griffith – in a negative way of course. This man needs to be institutionalized or incarcerated!!  https://twitter.com/HateBullies_ 
https://twitter.com/MURTWITNESSONE

Meet Mr. AnonymousWeirdo, LOL!!

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Smack  |  28 Comments

This high minded and justice seeking individual seems to enjoy dogs, fowls and fish sex pictures while he fights for rape victims and world peace, etc…

Ain’t this a great twitter? :roll:
https://twitter.com/anon_wv

Big Red Coach Mocked On The Slightly Opinionated Blog

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  3 Comments

“Adamsocial put up a blog using a photo of Steubenville Big Red coach Bobby Lamantia posing with his children at Reno Field.  What took place after the blog post was chuckle worthy.  Bobby Lamantia got a Twitter account and all hell broke loose.  He claims they were getting death threats.  We call bullshit.  These people have used this excuse so many times and never have they provided proof of police reports or FBI reports.  They expect the public to just believe them because they are such fine upstanding citizens.  Just like the bomb threat at Steubenville High School that they continue to use to exploit and to blame Anonymous when Sheriff Fred Abdalla clearly stated that the threat was called in by middle school kids who wanted to get out of school early.

Bobby Lamantia and peaceintheville are losing their minds on Twitter about the innocent children when it is Bobby Lamantia who allowed the photograph of he and his children to be posted at rollredroll.com.  Click here to view the photograph on the site and the Google results showing that his photo.  No one stole the photo. It was in the public domain. You don’t get to use your own stupidity to scream victim.”

More to this story and more Steubenville citizens trashed at: http://slightlyopinionated.com  :shock:

Commentor Upset With Prosecutor Jane Hanlin’s Analysis Of The Golden Globe Awards

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  15 Comments
“Social Butterfly

Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:17 am 

Well, social butterfly and society page editor Jane Hanlin came through, as predicted with her analysis of the Golden Globes awards. I was working a double shift and didn’t get to see it. Thank God we have a local reporter like Jane to tell us all about the red carpet.

Here are her posts within the last few hours:

* Red Carpet Ready
* Bradley Cooper–so easy on the eyes
* Julia Roberts–stunning
* Margot Robbies-dress, hair and makeup-perfection

Jane will not tell us a thing about crime in Jefferson County. Facts, details, etc. about various cases she dismisses or fails to indict is a closely guarded secret.”

Explosive Whirlwind Surrounding KYAnonymous And Prinnie

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  3 Comments

Deric takes a trip and a much needed break from it all… Pleas to help Deric… Ky’s Change.org Petition Page Here

And those who want him to answer up and then some… In the midst of all this – Judicious jumps in with her daily digs on Prinnie…

Rumors are that “something” is up.

January 2, Deric said he had bad news concerning his case and his attorney confirmed it on twitter. It’s posted here on the blog.  Is KYAnonymous Getting Ready To Make News? 

Lot’s of buzz about KY possibly being charged – for something… along with others who might be drug into this horrible mess.

Meanwhile, McVey, Belardine and Fluharty are scheduled to appear again in the Jefferson County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 17 for pre-trial hearings. Lot’s of interest in these cases.

It seems this will never end, but it will. The story is history in the MSM news cycle, but if KYAnonymous aka Deric Lostutter or anyone else gets charged for their activities during the twitter campaign demanding justice for Jane Doe and the rallies – expect twitter and the internet to explode. MSM will be back!! Lawyers will be everywhere!

A battle looms like you may have never seen!! Deric nor Prinnie are the types to just ‘shut up and sit down’!!

Latest Official Weather Newz

January 12, 2014 |  by  |  Smack, Spoof  |  3 Comments

Lost Puppy, So To Speak…

January 12, 2014 |  by  |  Smack, Spoof  |  2 Comments

Columbus Dispatch: Child-neglect charge against Steubenville principal tossed

January 11, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  16 Comments

An eastern Ohio elementary-school official charged after an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl resolved her case without a trial.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the Steubenville principal, Lynnett Gorman, will perform community service related to rape awareness in lieu of prosecution. DeWine said on Wednesday that a misdemeanor charge of failing to report child abuse or neglect will be dropped in June if Gorman completes her service.

Gorman’s attorney, Dennis McNamara, has said she was accused of failing to report a teen sex and drinking party in April 2012 unrelated to the rape of a West Virginia girl later that year. He said Gorman learned of the party second- or third-hand.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/01/11/steubenville.html

Maryville case shows limits of online push for justice

January 10, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  14 Comments

MARYVILLE, Mo. – An army of online supporters, from the hacking collective Anonymous to victims’ rights groups nationwide helped push the case of an alleged sexual abuse gone unadjudicated into the national spotlight last fall, but had no influence on the ultimate decision to press only lesser charges, the case’s special prosecutor told reporters Thursday.

“No, no, no,” Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said when asked if the activities of outside groups influenced her investigation into the alleged sexual assault of then 14-year old Daisy Coleman by an older student.

“Whatever kind of pressure we get is the pressure we get and my job is to be as tone deaf to that as I possibly can and do my job to the best of my ability and my oath,” Peters Baker said.

The case, which concluded today when 19-year-old Matthew Barnett of Maryville pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment as part of a deal with prosecutors, showed the power and scope of social media when it first entered the national bloodstream last fall.

A story in the Kansas City Star, interviews with the victim and her mother on CNN and 41 Action News took wing on Twitter and soon national victim advocate groups were involved. Hacker collective Anonymous posted videos online warning citizens of Maryville, many of whom the girl and her mother said bullied and harassed her after the case first broke, that they were legion, and they were coming for the town. Hashtags like #OpMaryville and #Justice4Daisy flooded social media.

To do what wasn’t clear –-and soon the group was helping to organize a rally to get charges refilled in the case. The day before the scheduled rally, Peters Baker announced she was accepting the role of special prosecutor and the rally’s focus turned to victim’s rights and pursuing tough consequences for Barnett.

But it was there that the groups’ influence appeared to wane. Supporters talked openly on Twitter about tracking down a video reported to show the assault in progress but they, like investigators, came up empty.

(snipped)

More: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/region_missouri/maryville-case-shows-limits-of-online-push-for-justice#ixzz2q0hDdyWu

Ohio AG DeWine Asserts His Free Speech Rights Regarding Gorman Settlement! LOL!

January 10, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  5 Comments

DeWine balked at the belief that neither side was going to comment after the settlement agreement was read.

“I never agreed not to say anything in addition to what was in the (settlement agreement). I’m not going to turn down a reporter’s questions. What I have said is consistent with the agreement. I’m not inferring she was guilty. I certainly have the right to speak with the media. I would never entertain such an agreement not to talk,” he said.

Complete Article Here: http://heraldstaronline.com/page/content.detail/id/594209/School-case-settlement-.html?nav=5010

‘The case is closed': No rape charges in Maryville, Mo., case

January 9, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

By Matt Pearce
January 9, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

No rape charges will be filed against a former high school football player accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Maryville, Mo., girl,  but the man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment Thursday, a special prosecutor said.

Matthew Barnett, now 19, accepted a plea deal at the Nodaway County courthouse, ending a case that had become an embarrassment to Missouri authorities.

Barnett was accused of raping Maryville teen Daisy Coleman while she was drunk, then leaving her, freezing, on her mother’s doorstep in January 2012.

The case came to national prominence in October after the Kansas City Star published an article about Daisy’s accusations and raised questions about why Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice had dropped charges against Barnett.

Rice asked a local judge to appoint a special prosecutor to reexamine the case, and Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker took over.

Speaking to reporters outside the courthouse in Maryville on Thursday, Peters Baker said there was “insufficient evidence” to prove Barnett had raped Daisy.

“Today, Mr. Barnett was held accountable for his actions,” Peters Baker said, adding that Daisy and her mother, Melinda Coleman, had worked closely with her on the case and that Barnett’s attorneys agreed to the deal after a month of negotiations.

Barnett received two years’ probation for second-degree child endangerment. He was barred from contacting the Coleman family and ordered to serve 100 hours of community service and to pay $1,800 in restitution. He apologized in person to Peters Baker on Thursday, who said she would relay the apology to Daisy.

Barnett’s attorney, J.R. Hobbs, told reporters that his client “truly regrets” the incident, but added that the misdemeanor charge for leaving Daisy on a freezing porch “accurately reflects” the extent of the criminal actions that occurred that night.

Stranahan Calls Alexandria Goddard A Liar & Coward, Trashes AG DeWine

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Whoa! Tweeter Goes Off On Adam Social Big Time

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10tv – Columbus: Unique Twitter Account Sheds Light On Unsolved Mystery #BillComeans

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Twitter Account being written about. https://twitter.com/BillComeans

COLUMBUS, Ohio

Bill Comeans was just 14 when he was murdered 34 years ago.

His killer has never been found.

But his family is now channeling their pain into positive action.

“I miss him everyday,” said Kathleen Comeans. “When I was growing up, I followed him around everywhere, I was his little shadow,” she added, laughing.

She was just nine years old on January 7, 1980, a day that forever changed their close-knit family.

“I can remember the night that we found out, the same feelings are there.”

Her big brother Bill was found a block away from their West Columbus home, strangled with his own scarf.

“He’s physically not here, but he’s still with us,” she said.  “His memories are still with us.”

After 34 years, the family is still hoping to find his killer.

They’ve turned to social media to get the word out.

Kathleen even created a You Tube tribute to her brother, but this year, she thought she needed to do more.

“I was sitting there thinking, what else can be done? What haven’t I tried?” she wondered.

Now, the family is taking that public plea one step farther, with a powerful twitter message.

It’s posted in Bill’s name and written in the first person, as if Bill is actually speaking from the grave.

It reads:  “34 years ago today, I was murdered. I was 14 years old and had my entire life to live. My family is still looking for my killer.”

Kathleen is now proud to be her brother’s voice.

“I don’t want him to be forgotten,” she added.  “Whoever murdered him is out there, so somebody knows something, and Bill’s got a story to tell, and we’ll use whatever means to tell it.”

She says she owes it to her brother, who would have turned 49 years old on January 11th.

It’s testament to the power of hope – and a sister’s love.

“If I can get it out there, somebody can share it to somebody else, and maybe something will come about,” Kathleen said.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says it has no new leads in Bill Comeans’ case.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/01/08/columbus-twitter-account-sheds-light-on-unsolved-murder.html

Jeff Bruzzese Gets Fiesty On Twitter

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Flo Wants It All To End Or At Least Read Murt’s Blog

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Whatflosaid

It’s now 2014 a new year and high time for all this non-sense the Shrews keep going to END> I don’t see many of the mature few that post here lately. I am sure they got tired of reading the same old BS
My suggestion come here and read or whatever your heart desires. Don’t give the shrews anytime spend on your keyboard to answer to the garbage they post. High school days are over, bullies exist in all walk of life.

I consider myself a mature adult which is why I stopped posting here some time ago. I still read but no longer waste time giving the Shrews their drills by answering. If you read what they posted and I posted therein is your answer. In over a year I have not read one positive thing from any of the Shrews…nutta. Pretty sad isn’t it.

@confused lol you may want to start with the parents of those children. That way they can teach their children right. There are many good people in Stebenville. They know what to do as for the Shrews and theirs until they get their head out of the sand there is no hope.

Radio I hope that your blog will one day be as much fun as it use to be. Kinda sad going out on the limb saying this….LOL :) :) ship em over to old Murties blog he likes gossip.
Anyhow good luck :)

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  • You mean I should shut the “shrews” out of the newz, right? LOL!!! Or better yet — bash on them 24/7.

    Those were some good old days blogging when Prinnie was being sued — but that got resolved.

    I’ll be honest with you — what you want isn’t going to happen on this blog. In the beginning there was just one side and that was on the lawsuit. Then that got resolved and went away. Left was the rape case and now the fall out from the rape case and the other side mounted a defense — a twitter defense. It will be blogged just as any other “newz” gets blogged and that’s that.

    I have never run a blog all one way and I have no intention of starting now.

    When you see something you don’t like you start screaming people have changed sides, become two faced — are snakes, start accusing people by name even — like Connie, who had nothing to do with the bashing of Prinnie yesterday that had you on fire. That’s very shallow and thin… it’s despicable to be honest. You are the one who needs to grow up flo. There is more involved here than “sides”.

Prinnie Weighs In On Gorman Case Resolution In Steubenville

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Anger & Accusations On Twitter Over Alleged April Rape In Steubenville.

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Did AG DeWine Lie To Lynnett Gorman?

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Quite a dust up today over the Gorman proceedings in Steubenville.

Several newspaper articles have been posted here, so no reason to revisit the circumstances, but one does stick out that needs to be answered.

Did AG DeWine lie to Lynnett Gorman and her attorney, Dennis McNamara, as the agreement was that no statements would be made about the resolution to the case – it would simply be read by the judge and that’s all.

Then DeWine made the following statement:

“The resolution reached today is in the best interests of the Steubenville community as the area continues to heal and move forward,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Ms. Gorman will be part of the work that is being done in Steubenville to educate students and school officials about the seriousness of sexual assault and the need to report these incidents. We want something positive to come out of this tragedy.”

“The interests of the community are served by having the principal acknowledge that she should have done things differently. And, she acknowledges how very important it is to report child abuse and neglect. This will make a difference in the future. The reality is that because the charge was a fourth degree misdemeanor, and she has no prior record, had this case gone to trial, the most that could possibly come out of this is that she would have been sentenced to a short amount of jail time, with no acknowledgement that she did things wrong and no ability to move forward.  We want to change the culture. This is about the long-term healing of the community. And I believe this resolution is an important step.”

Appropriate or political grand standing as accused by some on twitter?

AG Mike Dewine issues statement in Lynnett Gorman Case

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STEUBENVILLE, OH (WOIO) –

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement Wednesday on the resolution of community service in lieu of conviction reached in the Lynnett Gorman case in Steubenville Municipal Court.

“The resolution reached today is in the best interests of the Steubenville community as the area continues to heal and move forward,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Ms. Gorman will be part of the work that is being done in Steubenville to educate students and school officials about the seriousness of sexual assault and the need to report these incidents. We want something positive to come out of this tragedy.”

“The interests of the community are served by having the principal acknowledge that she should have done things differently. And, she acknowledges how very important it is to report child abuse and neglect. This will make a difference in the future. The reality is that because the charge was a fourth degree misdemeanor, and she has no prior record, had this case gone to trial, the most that could possibly come out of this is that she would have been sentenced to a short amount of jail time, with no acknowledgement that she did things wrong and no ability to move forward.  We want to change the culture. This is about the long-term healing of the community. And I believe this resolution is an important step.”

The misdemeanor charges would be dismissed by June 1, 2014, if Ms. Gorman, a grade school principal, completes the following:

• Perform 40 community service hours at a rape crisis center or victim assistance center.

• Speaking to other teachers and administrators in the Steubenville City School District on the importance of reporting child abuse and child neglect.

• Encourage the Steubenville City School Board to have a speaker from the Ohio Alliance Against Sexual Violence to come to Steubenville high and middle schools in April which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Investigators say Gorman knew about a baseball players sex with a 14-year-old girl and didn’t report it.

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/24397116/ag-mike-dewine-issues-statement-in-lynnett-gorman-case

Herald Star: Settlement reached in Gorman case

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STEUBENVILLE – An agreement was reached today in the Lynnette Gorman case, in which the misdemeanor charge against her will be dismissed by June if certain conditions are met.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin today in the case in which Gorman, the Pugliese West Elementary School principal, had been named in a one-count misdemeanor indictment in which failure to report child abuse or neglect was charged

Her defense attorney, Dennis McNamara of Columbus, spent an hour negotiating with Angela Canepa, Ashley Rodabaugh and Scott Longo, all assistant state attorneys generals, before the announcement was made around 10 a.m. today.

The agreement was read by visiting Summit County retired Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove in a Jefferson County Common Pleas Courtroom.

The agreement states the charge against Gorman will be dismissed by June 1 but is contingent upon Gorman completing 40 hours of community service and speaking to other teachers and administrators in the Steubenville City School District on the subject of recognizing and reporting child abuse and child neglect.

“Lynnette Gorman believes that she committed no crime. She also believes that if she had the ability to go back to April 2012, she would have acted differently. School teachers and administrators should always err on the side of caution when the interests of the children are at stake. Under the law, if there is even suspicion of abuse it would be better to make a report so that an investigation of abuse can be conducted. Ms. Gorman has encouraged the school board to have a speaker from the Ohio Alliance Against Sexual Violence come to the middle school and high school in April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” the agreement stated.

The agreement further states the resolution to the case is in the best interest of Gorman, the state, the school district and the community.

A special grand jury called by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine investigating aspects of the Steubenville High School rape case returned the indictment against Gorman and three others.

The charge against Gorman was not directly linked to the Steubenville rape case, but rather involved another alleged sexual incident involving a high school student in April 2012.

Gorman initially was placed on paid leave by the school board after the indictments were announced, but the school board later allowed her to return to her job.

McNamara had no comment on the resolution, saying the attorney general’s office and he had agreed to make no comment other than having the judge read the resolution in court.

 http://www.heraldstaronline.com/page/content.detail/id/594176/Settlement-reached-in-Gorman-case.html?nav=5010

Steubenville principal pledges community service for dismissal in rape case

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Lynnett Gorman and her husband, Ted, listen to her attorney speak at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio. Ms. Gorman agreed to serve 40 hours of community service in lieu of going to trial on a charge of failure to report suspected child abuse.

 

By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Authorities in Ohio agreed today to dismiss a charge of failure to report suspected child abuse filed against the principal of an elementary school in the aftermath of two rape investigations in Steubenville.

Lynnett Gorman, principal at West Elementary School, was set to go to trial today, but her lawyer and the attorney general’s office worked out a deal in which she will perform community service in exchange for the dismissal of the misdemeanor charge.

The case will be dismissed by June 1 if Ms. Gorman performs 40 hours of community service and speaks to other teachers and administrators in the Steubenville school district about recognizing and reporting child abuse.

“Lynnett Gorman believes that she committed no crime,” the parties said in the agreement approved by Judge Patricia A. Cosgrove. “She also believes that if she had the ability to go back to April 2012 she would have acted differently. School teachers and administrators should always err on the side of caution when the interests of the children are at stake.”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/01/08/Steubenville-principal-pledges-community-service-for-dismissal-in-rape-case/stories/2014010801180000000#ixzz2pqCSsatC

Principal’s charge in Steubenville rape case to be dropped

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STEUBENVILLE, OHIO (AP)

An eastern Ohio elementary school official charged following an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl has resolved his case without a trial.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Steubenville elementary school principal Lynnett Gorman will perform community service related to rape awareness in lieu of prosecution.

DeWine said Wednesday that a misdemeanor charge of failing to report child abuse or neglect will be dropped in June if Gorman completes her service.

A message was left with Gorman’s attorney, Dennis McNamara. He has said Gorman was accused of failing to report a teen sex and drinking party in April 2012 unrelated to the rape of the West Virginia girl later that year.

McNamara says Gorman learned about the party second- or third-hand.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/principal-lynnett-gorman-charge-in-steubenville-rape-case-to-be-dropped-010714

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rape cover-up trial starts today in Steubenville

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By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The first of five adults charged in the wake of two rape investigations in Steubenville goes to trial today on a charge of failure to report suspected child abuse.

Lynnett Gorman, principal at West Elementary School, was supposed to be tried Tuesday, but the case was postponed because of the cold.

Eight jurors will hear the case this morning at 9 in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court; because the charge is a misdemeanor, eight jurors are seated instead of 12 for felonies.

The trial is expected to last a day and focus on Ms. Gorman’s actions in regard to an alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by a group of Steubenville High School baseball players in April 2012.

The alleged incident occurred four months before the August rape of a 16-year-old girl by two football players, Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond, both of whom were convicted. Mr. Richmond was released from a juvenile detention center on Sunday. Mr. Mays remains in detention.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/01/08/Rape-cover-up-trial-starts-today/stories/2014010801310000000#ixzz2pnFp6RM0

The Blade: Cold delays Steubenville principal’s abuse trial

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The first of five adults charged in the wake of two rape investigations in Steubenville will go on trial Wednesday.

Lynnett Gorman, principal at West Elementary School, was supposed to go to trial today on a charge of failure to report suspected child abuse, but the case was postponed because of the cold.

Court officials said they didn’t want to make the jurors, several of whom are elderly, venture out.

Eight jurors will hear the case starting at 9 a.m. in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court; because the charge is a misdemeanor, eight jurors are seated instead of the 12 for felony cases.

The trial is expected to last a day and focus on Ms. Gorman’s actions in regard to a reported rape of a 14-year-old girl by a group of Steubenville High School baseball players in April, 2012.

The alleged incident occurred four months before the August rape of a 16-year-old girl by two football players, Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond, both of whom were convicted.

In the earlier case, no one was charged with rape and no suspects were ever named. But under Ohio law, school officials have an obligation to report suspected abuse or neglect, regardless of the outcome of any investigation.

The indictment against Ms. Gorman, whose husband is vice principal at the high school, says she failed to report child abuse on or about April 12, 2012, but it provides no other information.

Her attorney, Dennis McNamara, is expected to argue that his client heard rumors of a party in early April at which drinking and sexual activity took place, but the extent of her involvement was asking whether her son had been there.

After being told he wasn’t, Mr. McNamara said, she dropped the matter and never heard any details of what happened.

The attorney general’s office has not revealed its evidence, but prosecutors have subpoenaed nine witnesses, including several agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and a bureau computer forensics specialist.

Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2014/01/07/Cold-delays-Steubenville-principal-s-abuse-trial.html#k7GQHERIJHwjVPzm.99

Herald Star Article Snip…

Longo has issued subpoenas for nine witnesses in the case: Anthony Craig and Mary Craig, both of 3200 Sunset Blvd.; Rachel Colflesh of 314 Braybarton Blvd.; Glenda Jones of the Jefferson County Job and Family Services Department; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Agents Elio Lorussi, John Shea and Jean Phillipe Rigaud; Christine Ross, BCI analyst; and Joann Gibb, BCI computer forensic specialist.

More: http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/594135/Gorman-trial-moved-to-Wednesday.html?nav=5010

First Steubenville Trial Pushed Back To Wednesday

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The trial for one of the six individuals indicted by a special grand jury investigating the Steubenville teen rape case has been rescheduled.

Jury selection in the Lynnett Gorman trial was set to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday. However, court officials have confirmed to NEWS9 that the trial has been pushed back to Wednesday due to inclement weather.

Gorman, the principal of Pugliese West Elementary School, is facing a misdemeanor charge for failure to report child abuse or neglect while acting in official capacity in a school district.

Read More at: http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/gorman-trial-rescheduled-due-inclement-weather-2631.shtml?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.UssA8rfHBZ0.twitter/

Steubenville Tweeter Blasts Adam Social Over Threat To Burn Down Town

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Warning Issued: Don’t Mess With Steubenville Mothers!!

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Tweeters Make The Case Richmond Served Full Time Of 1 Year

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The Wire: Steubenville Rapist Ma’lik Richmond Has Been Released

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Ma’lik Richmond, who was found “delinquent” in last March’s Steubenville rape case, has been released from an Ohio juvenile detention facility, WTRF reports.

In part of his statement, Richmond’s lawyer, Walter Madison, praised his client’s courage in the face of the unimaginable hardship (or “hardness,” as Madison put it) of being a 16-year-old convicted rapist:

The past sixteen months have been extremely challenging for Ma’Lik and his extended family. At sixteen years old, Ma’Lik and his family endured hardness beyond imagine for any adult yet alone child. He has persevered the hardness and made the most of yet another unfortunate set of circumstances in his life.

There was no mention of the 16-year-old Richmond was sent to jail for raping, nor any hardships she may have faced when, in an “unfortunate set of circumstances,” Richmond and his football teammate Trent Mays sexually assaulted her. Richmond and Mays’ victim’s lawyer, Bob Fitzsimmons, noted this in his statement:

Although everyone hopes convicted criminals are rehabilitated, it is disheartening that this convicted rapist’s press release does not make a single reference to the victim and her family – whom he and his co-defendant scarred for life. One would expect to see the defendant publicly apologize for all the pain he caused rather than make statements about himself. Rape is about victims, not defendants. Obviously, the people writing his press release have yet to learn this important lesson.

Richmond was sentenced to one year in a juvenile facility — the minimum he could have received. He began serving his time on April 1. How nice for him that he got out early.

Madison has appealed the verdict, arguing that Richmond’s brain wasn’t “fully developed” enough to know that what he was doing was wrong, and therefore he should not have to register as a sex offender.

In November, a grand jury indicted four adults — including Steubenville High School’s superintendent Michael McVey — for their role in the case (they plead not guilty last month). It’s not over yet.

http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/01/steubenville-rapist-malik-richmond-has-been-released/356707/

Twitter Explodes Over Richmond’s Early Release; Calls Go Out For Goddard To Face Charges

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All of this is a mere sample of what’s happening on twitter right now. :shock:

WTOV9: Ma’Lik Richmond released from juvenile detention facility

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio

Sources have confirmed for NEWS9 that Ma’lik Richmond has been released from an Ohio juvenile detention facility

The release came after the first of the year.

In March of 2013 Richmond, along with fellow student athlete Trent Mays, were convicted of raping a then 16-year-old girl in August of 2012.

For the crime Richmond was sentenced to one year in the juvenile detention system and Mays who was convicted of an additional charge received two years.

Read More at: http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/malik-richmond-released-juvenile-detention-facility-2624.shtml

The Levi Page Show returns 1/9 10 PM ET!

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Posted on January 1, 2014 by Levi

Hello everyone! I hope you all had an awesome Christmas, and have a great 2014 ahead of you. I’m excited to announce that I will be bringing back my show! I will be broadcasting Live every Thursday night at 10 PM ET / 9 CT / 7 PT discussing the latest high-profile trials, crime stories, and current events that have captivated the country.

My show will be broadcast on TalkShoe.com and you can listen Live every Thursday at 10 PM ET, at: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=131567&cmd=tc

I hope you all tune in, I will have a Live chat room open during the show and will be taking listener calls during the show.

http://levipageshow.com/?p=738