Friday, May 11, 2012

Megan Winfrey: Murder in the Piney Woods Part 2: Megan Winfrey goes to trial; Houston News. - (Pikett dog-sniffing case HL);

STORY: "Murder in the Piney Woods Part 2: Megan Winfrey goes to trial: Winfrey Sr. convicted," by reporter Cassie Gregory, published by the Houston News on April 30, 2012. (Excellent primer for 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 the second of a three-part series on the case.



I am monitoring this case. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments.

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