Paducah Sun-Jeff Burton

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Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#1 Sep 11, 2008
Stark rejects lawyer’s request for DNA testing in Currin case

By Shelley Byrne


Thursday, September 11, 2008

MAYFIELD, Ky.— Twenty-three people believed to have contact with Jessica Currin the night of her slaying eight years ago will not be compelled to undergo DNA testing, Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark has ruled.

Jeffery Burton’s lead attorney, Mark Bryant, asked for the testing because a hair discovered on Currin’s shoe following her death did not match others already tested.

Stark issued the ruling last week in addressing 13 motions made by defense attorneys at a pretrial conference last month. Of those motions, two were withdrawn and two await attorneys’ filing written briefs.

Scott Crawford-Sutherland, a prosecutor with the state attorney general’s office, had argued in the pretrial conference that defense attorneys had known about the hair for a year and a half and that ordering the testing now would disrupt the scheduled beginning of the trial Sept. 29 in Clinton.

Stark’s gag order has prevented attorneys on both sides from commenting on the case outside court.

In other rulings, jurors selected to try Burton and co-defendant Tamara Caldwell on charges of murder, rape, kidnapping, sodomy, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence will hear about spilled gasoline on convicted co-defendant Quincy Cross’ pants but not about an inconclusive test for blood on a garage floor.

Of the two motions still pending, one could force prosecutors to provide a list of all plea offers made to any defendant or witness. The other could exclude testimony allegedly made by Cross concerning Currin’s death.
annoyed

Paducah, KY

#2 Sep 11, 2008
Hell yes, we wouldn't want to know the result of the only physical evidence in the case. Seems par for course.
Sam

Wickliffe, KY

#3 Sep 11, 2008
Seems to me someone is trying to hide something by not wanting all of the physical evidence brought forth before the courts. They know the truth is going to come out and people can see that they have the wrong 3 people. I vote for another judge!

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#4 Sep 12, 2008
The Judge is doing great on these cases. He is a lwyer afterall & knows all the tricks of the trade. He knows w/ all these motions being filed, it is nothing but a stall tactic. Bryant had plenty of time to put this request in. It's not about "trying to hide" anything.

Just because it's not looking good for these defendants is no reason to try to stall the process.

IMO Bryant is just making sure that whomever is footing the bill for Burton's defense, knows that he's done & tried everything he knew to do before the trial.

These defendants should Thank God they got such a good Judge otherwise things could be going much worse for them.

I personally feel that Bryant is hurting his client by doing all of this. There's an old saying that is along the lines of...The person who screams the loudest, is likely to be the one that is most guilty.......
how funny

Wickliffe, KY

#5 Sep 12, 2008
Seems to me like the person who has been "screaming out the loudest" is ummm, no other than the infamous you... They say the guilty dog barks first... Oh but I forgot, GOD told this woman to do these things and ruin peoples lives with lies... I believe in karma, dont you?!?!

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#6 Sep 12, 2008
I don't believe in Karma, I believe in God not Budda. You must not know a thing about Karma & it's meaning. Is it just a word you've heard & think it's cool to use?

Your ignorance & ugliness is showing through again Stacie.....My sister died of "natural causes" not Murder.....If you believe in Karma, I would suggest you watch your back. If you have so much Love for someone who "allegedly" did what they did to Jessica, something could happen much worse to you...Who knows.....It may run in the family....

By the way.....you claim I have lied....Tell me one thing that you know I have said that was a lie......

The only dogs that have been barking are those who are trying to scream about someone's innocence. The only person I have ever said was guilty of anything were the one's who plead guilty & that have been found guilty. What I say & what I think are 2 seperate things...

Try God Stacie...He truly works Wonders! You may end up w/ a Heart & Soul!

Since: Sep 08

Frankfort, KY

#7 Sep 12, 2008
Wow! How is "how funny", or "Stacie" as you call her, related to this murder case?
Sam

Wickliffe, KY

#8 Sep 13, 2008
how funny wrote:
Seems to me like the person who has been "screaming out the loudest" is ummm, no other than the infamous you... They say the guilty dog barks first... Oh but I forgot, GOD told this woman to do these things and ruin peoples lives with lies... I believe in karma, dont you?!?!
I believe in karma indeed! This trial needs another judge. I'm not the only one who agrees. There's a lot of covering up somewhere. Every dog will have it's day, and it won't be Cross, Burton, or Caldwell, because will see them through!

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#9 Sep 13, 2008
BAMF wrote:
Wow! How is "how funny", or "Stacie" as you call her, related to this murder case?
Stacie is the sis-in-law of Jeff Burton. I have dealt w/ her before & I know how heartless she is. The posts from Bardwell & Memphis are relatives of Quincy Cross. He has already been found guilty of Murdering Jessica Currin. Burton & Caldwell go to trial on Sept. 29 for Jessica's Murder.

I've put a stop to them harassing Jessica's other site so they just continue to come here & post their stupidity.

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#10 Sep 13, 2008
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>I believe in karma indeed! This trial needs another judge. I'm not the only one who agrees. There's a lot of covering up somewhere. Every dog will have it's day, and it won't be Cross, Burton, or Caldwell, because will see them through!
You claim to be of God & believe in Karma???? Here is the definition of Karma. I'm so happy that I can once again School You on something you know nothing about...

Karma (Sanskrit: &#2325;&#2352;&#23 81;&#2350; kárma (help·info), kárman- "act, action, performance"[1]; Pali: kamma) is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called sa&#7747;s&#257;ra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies.

The philosophical explanation of karma can differ slightly between traditions, but the general concept is basically the same. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others. The results or 'fruits' of actions are called karma-phala. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well.

The "person" known as Buddha....

Buddha
Religious Figure
Name at birth: Siddhartha Gautama

Buddha ("the awakened") was the title given to Siddhartha Gautama, the son of a Nepalese rajah. According to tradition, Guatama left a life of luxury at age 30 and devoted himself to years of contemplation and self-denial, finally reaching enlightenment while sitting beneath a tree. Henceforth known as Buddha, he spent his life teaching disciples about his beliefs (embodied in the Four Noble Truths) and the goal of achieving the enlightened state of Nirvana.

Once again, you can not serve 2 masters. Do you believe in a man or God?
Another Thought

Burnside, KY

#11 Sep 13, 2008
Susan Galbreath wrote:
Stark rejects lawyer’s request for DNA testing in Currin case
By Shelley Byrne
Thursday, September 11, 2008
MAYFIELD, Ky.— Twenty-three people believed to have contact with Jessica Currin the night of her slaying eight years ago will not be compelled to undergo DNA testing, Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark has ruled.
Jeffery Burton’s lead attorney, Mark Bryant, asked for the testing because a hair discovered on Currin’s shoe following her death did not match others already tested.
Stark issued the ruling last week in addressing 13 motions made by defense attorneys at a pretrial conference last month. Of those motions, two were withdrawn and two await attorneys’ filing written briefs.
Scott Crawford-Sutherland, a prosecutor with the state attorney general’s office, had argued in the pretrial conference that defense attorneys had known about the hair for a year and a half and that ordering the testing now would disrupt the scheduled beginning of the trial Sept. 29 in Clinton.
Stark’s gag order has prevented attorneys on both sides from commenting on the case outside court.
In other rulings, jurors selected to try Burton and co-defendant Tamara Caldwell on charges of murder, rape, kidnapping, sodomy, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence will hear about spilled gasoline on convicted co-defendant Quincy Cross’ pants but not about an inconclusive test for blood on a garage floor.
Of the two motions still pending, one could force prosecutors to provide a list of all plea offers made to any defendant or witness. The other could exclude testimony allegedly made by Cross concerning Currin’s death.
Susan you have been in the middle of this fight for years and have had the chance to look at things from all aspects. When all is in jail and behind bars and the verdicts are in, will our community be able learn from it and move on or will we continue to be dogged by the angry and unhappy people that like to talk their stuff without being able to back it with facts. THOSE THAT DON'T LIKE MY COMMENTS SORRY. There are cities all over the country that have had murders and they go on. Such as the Seattle and Portland area with the Green River Murders, there was over 40 females murdered. Memphis, St.Louis, Chicago they have murders almost daily and they go on. I guess this stuff happens so much there that the newspapers and media don't bother to report it.

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#12 Sep 13, 2008
I don't blame the community for what happened to Jessica. I do blame the MPD officers who handled Jessica's case 1st. for the lack of their investigative knowledge.

When I started doing what I did, i did it b/c I knew no one else was.

If Mayfield's officals can learn anything from this, it is that they are not above the law & that they should treat every Mayfield citizen's case the same. People are different so certain situations have to be handled differently BUT, the overall rules for investigation should be the same....Everyone in this city deserves to know that if anything should ever happen to their loved ones the way it happened to Jessica, that the MPD is qualified to handle it. It they're not, they should turn it over immediately before it ever progresses into what became of Jessica's case.

Personally, I would like to know that there are other people out there like myself who would step up & step in if they knew they needed to to seek justice against anyone who is capable of committing such a horrible crime.

Anything I have ever said about the case, I can back up. I never worked on hearsay. I tracked down every rumor & never based any of my findings on what he or she said unless it was witnessed by 1 or more people etc.

The negative people who support the accused are looking for someone else to blame & that someone just happens to be me.

I would suggest o them & anyone else who disagrres w/ what I did to keep in mind...They may just need someone like me in their future...JMO
Jay

Wickliffe, KY

#13 Sep 13, 2008
Susan Galbreath wrote:
I don't blame the community for what happened to Jessica. I do blame the MPD officers who handled Jessica's case 1st. for the lack of their investigative knowledge.
When I started doing what I did, i did it b/c I knew no one else was.
If Mayfield's officals can learn anything from this, it is that they are not above the law & that they should treat every Mayfield citizen's case the same. People are different so certain situations have to be handled differently BUT, the overall rules for investigation should be the same....Everyone in this city deserves to know that if anything should ever happen to their loved ones the way it happened to Jessica, that the MPD is qualified to handle it. It they're not, they should turn it over immediately before it ever progresses into what became of Jessica's case.
Personally, I would like to know that there are other people out there like myself who would step up & step in if they knew they needed to to seek justice against anyone who is capable of committing such a horrible crime.
Anything I have ever said about the case, I can back up. I never worked on hearsay. I tracked down every rumor & never based any of my findings on what he or she said unless it was witnessed by 1 or more people etc.
The negative people who support the accused are looking for someone else to blame & that someone just happens to be me.
I would suggest o them & anyone else who disagrres w/ what I did to keep in mind...They may just need someone like me in their future...JMO
NOT!

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#14 Sep 13, 2008
Jay wrote:
<quoted text> NOT!
I would think again withheld, Sam, Jay & whatever other name you choose to use on here.

W/ the attitude you have, you should Thank God there are people like me out here that won't allow people like Cross to run the streets & get away w/ murder!
Jay

Wickliffe, KY

#15 Sep 13, 2008
Susan Galbreath wrote:
<quoted text>
I would think again withheld, Sam, Jay & whatever other name you choose to use on here.
W/ the attitude you have, you should Thank God there are people like me out here that won't allow people like Cross to run the streets & get away w/ murder!
Double NOT!
how funny

Wickliffe, KY

#16 Sep 13, 2008
shes a looney! thats all there is to it! she wants to keep calling me stacy and whoever else, yah i might know someone whos related to one or two or three of the accused, but dont mean im them. she thinks she knows it all. i cant wait for a REAL attorney to get a hold of her ass on the stand, we'll see just how lost for words she is then!
Another Thought

Burnside, KY

#17 Sep 13, 2008
We should never forget and I agree that everyone should be treated fairly. I wish there were more people like you that would step up and take a stand. These folks from "Bardwell or Memphis", I understand their desire to be supportive of their family or friend, but it saddens me that they have not yet provided any information that lets us believe their point of view. Just know that the people in the MPD that worked the case has not been there for years and years. There has to be a common understanding that all can try to agree on, there is alot of knowledge that everyone can learn from. There needs to be a new beginning and a forgiving of all those involved, and try not to repeat old mistakes.

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#18 Sep 14, 2008
how funny wrote:
shes a looney! thats all there is to it! she wants to keep calling me stacy and whoever else, yah i might know someone whos related to one or two or three of the accused, but dont mean im them. she thinks she knows it all. i cant wait for a REAL attorney to get a hold of her ass on the stand, we'll see just how lost for words she is then!
Double NOT!
Other

Benton, KY

#19 Sep 14, 2008
Another Thought wrote:
We should never forget and I agree that everyone should be treated fairly. I wish there were more people like you that would step up and take a stand. These folks from "Bardwell or Memphis", I understand their desire to be supportive of their family or friend, but it saddens me that they have not yet provided any information that lets us believe their point of view. Just know that the people in the MPD that worked the case has not been there for years and years. There has to be a common understanding that all can try to agree on, there is alot of knowledge that everyone can learn from. There needs to be a new beginning and a forgiving of all those involved, and try not to repeat old mistakes.
What part of the above statemnt do you feel is clueless and you disagree with?? People that share a tragic incident, need to come to a common understanding and try to learn something from it. The continued fights and disagreements do not help anyone. You will never heal the wounds if people continue to pick at them.

Since: Jul 08

Owensboro, KY

#20 Sep 16, 2008
Another Thought wrote:
We should never forget and I agree that everyone should be treated fairly. I wish there were more people like you that would step up and take a stand. These folks from "Bardwell or Memphis", I understand their desire to be supportive of their family or friend, but it saddens me that they have not yet provided any information that lets us believe their point of view. Just know that the people in the MPD that worked the case has not been there for years and years. There has to be a common understanding that all can try to agree on, there is alot of knowledge that everyone can learn from. There needs to be a new beginning and a forgiving of all those involved, and try not to repeat old mistakes.
Very Well Said!

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