Thursday, May 10, 2012

Megan Winfrey: Murder in the Piney Woods: (Part 1): Winfrey awaits court’s decision on appeal; Houston News; (Pikett dog-sniffing case. HL)

STORY: " Murder in the Piney Woods: Part 1: Winfrey awaits court’s decision on appeal," by reporter Cassie Gregory, published by the Houston News on April 21, 2012. (Excellent primer fr up-coming decision. HL);

GIST: "On the morning of August 7, 2004, the brutalized body of Murray Burr, a Coldspring High School janitor, was found by relatives. In October 2008, 20-year-old Megan Winfrey was convicted of capital murder and conspiracy to commit capital murder in the case, and was sentenced to life in prison, plus 45 years. Attorney Shirley Baccus-Lobel appeared before the Texas Court of Appeals on Wednesday, April 18, to try to have Winfrey’s convictions overturned. A date for the court’s decision has not been set. This

COMING NEXT WEEK: Look for next week’s edition to read Part 2 of “Murder in the Piney Woods.” Next week’s article will shed light on the Winfreys’ trials for the 2004 murder of Murray Burr. Out of three people originally charged with the crime, only Megan Winfrey remains behind bars.



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