Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Texas Court Overturns Nanny's Conviction

My good friend, Brandy Knight caught this Judicial link before I did.  Kudos, Brandy, for letting me know about this. 

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,545405,00.html

The Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas ruled that there were 2 errors made during the Capitol Murder trial of the nanny,  Ada Betty Cuadros Fernandez. 

Ada Betty Cuadros Fernandez was caring for twin boys, and investigators concluded that she had smashed one of the twin boy's head into a cabinet door in the kitchen. 

"The court ruled Friday that Cuadros' defense attorney was not able to cross-examine a DNA analyst who prepared a report used at trial, violating a defendant's right to confront an accuser. An expert witness opinion rebutting the prosecution's theory of the case also was wrongly excluded from trial, the court said."  It appears this is another case involving DNA.

5 comments:

cherie said...

congratulations for the link success, ms. deb! sad stories like this one just hit home. i hope justice will be served. incidentally, could you please send me the link to that homeless blogger's story? buncha thanks! hugs!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Hey Cherie...I re-posted the WORKING link on the story lol...but here it is, just for YOU :)))) HAVE A GREAT DAY HONEY..

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090831/ap_on_re_us/us_fea_lifestyles_homeless_blogger

p.s. I'll be there at your site later today...gotta run now.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

well, grrrrrrrr, it didn't work on the comment. I'll send to you, ok :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey BSG Gal---I'm proud of you for learning how to put the links in.. You did GREAT.... Thanks!!!!!

What a sad story... I always wonder where REAL justice is, when it comes to our justice system. I feel sorry for the child's parents--having to go through all of this again.

I'd love to know how you feel on a story like this..
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Betsy, my thoughts on this story are like Cherie's ...I hope that justice is served. If not on this earth, whomever the evidence pointed to that killed the child, justice will be served. I'm not a judge, and will never pretend to be...I try not to judge, but I do have opinions, and my opinion is that the justice system is FLAWED...Too many hands in the fire in the courts. It's about their status quo and not about justice being served. It's about, "I wonder what my buddies are going to think about me, if I rule this way"...etc...I feel like a lot of the courts' opinions and rulings are based on their card playing abilities.