Raye Dawn Smith FAILED to establish jury misconduct
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#1 Oct 9, 2010
Judge rules no jury misconduct in Kelsey Smith-Briggs case
A judge has concluded that the mother of Kelsey Smith-Briggs failed to prove juror misconduct at her 2007 child-abuse trial.
BY NOLAN CLAY
Published: October 9, 2010
A judge has concluded that the mother of Kelsey Smith-Briggs failed to prove juror misconduct at her 2007 child abuse trial.
Raye Dawn Smith, 30, of Meeker, was convicted of enabling child abuse and is appealing.
The conclusion by Kay County District Judge D.W. Boyd is not the final say in the appeal. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals now will review the judge's fact findings and legal conclusions. It then will decide whether to uphold Smith's conviction or order a new trial.
Kelsey, 2, died from abuse in 2005. Smith is serving 27 years in prison. No one was convicted of the child's death.
Smith alleged a juror, Brandi Oldham, did Internet research and watched television news about the case during the trial in Bristow. Oldham said she did not.
The judge heard from 12 witnesses Sept. 1.
The judge reported Smith failed to establish that the juror engaged in misconduct.
Read more: http://newsok.com/judge-rules-no-jury-miscond...
#2 Oct 9, 2010
Now all that is left is the court deciding on Smith's remaining half baked reasons for appeal!
No juror misconduct found
US Observer fails to DELIVER (again)
#3 Oct 9, 2010
Kelsey's "mommy" doesn't have to worry about the "stress" of a "new trial"... but YOU better start saving up for a freezer so you can save all that yummy Thanksgiving dinner you have been working on for the past few weeks.
JUSTICE happened TODAY! The supreme court? Funny. Is that how ray's handler is planning to keep her "defense fund" scam going?
Since: Apr 10
#4 Oct 9, 2010
Party at Amber's!
Justice for Kelsey-AGAIN!
#5 Oct 9, 2010
There has to be a song about keeping someone's guilty ass in prison. At the very least, we need a poem. Where is "Just Me" when we need her?
#6 Oct 9, 2010
Just checking in to see if the nutty rants about "taking this case to the Supreme Court" have started yet.
We are redecorating out dinning room and I am going furniture shopping!
#7 Oct 9, 2010
Have fun. I will hold down the Topix Fort.
#8 Oct 9, 2010
I did the hardest part, picking colors and fabric yesterday.
I chose a table that sits 20 (24 with the 2nd leaf) for the big dinning room. No more folding chairs for big family events!We will move the table that seats 12 in there now into the family dinning room to replace the table for 8 since we almost always have 10 people at the dinner table and the table in there has been to small for a couple of years.
We ordered new flooring but I could not find lighting I like so will be internet shopping for that tonight.
#9 Oct 9, 2010
As the mother of Kelsey Smith Briggs seeks a new trial as part of her appeal, the judge presiding over an ordered hearing in that matter has issued a ruling that Smith has failed to establish any juror misconduct occurred during her 2007 trial.
The ruling, signed Thursday, provides findings of fact and conclusions of law for the appellate court.
Raye Dawn Smith, 30, is serving a 27-year prison sentence for enabling child abuse in Kelsey’s death. Kelsey, 2, from Meeker, died five years ago on Oct. 11, 2005.
Smith’s 2007 trial was moved from Lincoln County to Creek County in Bristow in a change of venue, and Smith was convicted of enabling child abuse.
Smith sought a new trial by filing an appeal, alleging there was juror misconduct during her trial. Based on the evidentiary hearing Sept. 1, the judge’s six-page ruling shows otherwise.
“Based on the foregoing Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Appellant has failed to establish that Juror ‘B.O.’ engaged in misconduct by receiving or sharing information prejudicial to the Appellant from any other source other than in open court during the trial of the case,” it reads.
The Sept. 1 hearing was held to determine whether a juror received evidence outside of the courthouse by searching the Internet, watching news media or any other source, and if so, if it was shared.
Twelve witnesses testified during the appeals-related hearing, held in Newkirk, including six jurors from the trial. They all testified that the juror in question didn’t share any information that appeared to have been obtained from outside the courtroom, the ruling shows.
Smith, who is currently incarcerated with the Department of Corrections, appeared in court with her attorney, Stephen Jones, while District Attorney Richard Smothermon appeared on behalf of the state.
The judge’s ruling has been filed with the appellate court for further action.
During Smith’s trial in 2007, jurors heard about the 10 months of Kelsey’s life before her death, including injuries involving a broken collar bone, two broken legs and numerous bruises. Smith’s defense contended Kelsey’s stepfather abused her, while defense witnesses testified Kelsey had normal childhood injuries.
Jurors found Smith guilty of enabling abuse for allowing Michael Porter, Kelsey’s stepfather and Smith’s husband at the time of Kelsey’s death, to abuse the child. Porter was originally charged with first-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to enabling abuse. He is currently serving 30 years in prison.
#10 Oct 9, 2010
Click Here to Read the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Raye Dawn Smith Loses Bid for New Trial
By SHARON ROWEN
News Staff Writer
NEWKIRK — It appears that Raye Dawn Smith has lost her bid for a new trial.
Kay County District Judge D.W. Boyd ruled this week that Smith has failed to establisg that Brandy Marie Oldham, a juror at Smith's criminal trial, engaged in misconduct by receiving or sharing information prejudicial to Smith from any source other than in open court during the trial of the case.
Smith, 30, was convicted in 2007 of enabling child abuse in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Kelsey Smith-Briggs and sentenced to a 27-year prison term.
A hearing was held in Kay County on Sept. 1 after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that statements in Smith's request for a new trial "contain sufficient information to show at least a strong possibility that Oldham received information outside of the courtroom."
Oldham was accused of watching television news, viewing a website devoted to Kelsey and discussing the case with former coworker, Ronald Todd Bowman, Sapulpa, while serving as a juror.
Click Here to Read the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
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#13 Oct 24, 2010
RKS and two other men where on death row. The warden gave them a choice of three ways to die:
1. to be shot
2. to be hung
3. to be injected with the AIDS virus for a slow death.
So the first man said,“Shoot me right in the head.” Boom! he was dead instantly.
Then the second man said,“Just hang me.”
Snap! he was dead too.
Then it was RKS's turn and he said,“Give me some of that there AIDS stuff.” They gave him the shot, and RKS fell down laughing.
The guards looked at each other and wondered WTF is wrong with this guy?
Then RKS said,“Give me another one of those there shots!” so the guards did.
Now he was laughing so hard, tears rolled from
his eyes and he doubled over.
Finally the warden said,“What’s wrong with you?”
Still laughing RKS replied,“You guys are so stupid….. I’m wearing a condom!”
#14 Oct 24, 2010
You are such a sick one, this shows you need locked up and if you have anyone in the crack house you live in taken to the vet. to see if they have the same disorder as you and the other 4 yellow belly coward dogs
#15 Oct 24, 2010
yes, you certainly have "in depth" knowlege of all thing white trash...You've taught me more than I ever want to know about STD's, payday loans and committing welfare fraud.
With all those special skill and advanced knowlege, it's a wonder that you have not been enployee of the month at walmart after working there as a greeter for over two years!
Maybe it's time to stop picking your man meat in public and sniffing you fingers?
#16 Oct 24, 2010
Can we get back to Kelsey, please? Enough already.
#17 Oct 24, 2010
You must be one big big IDIOT, one minute you cry and the next to use Kesley's name in Vain.
#19 Oct 29, 2010
YOU support and defend a convicted child abuser so you are hardly in a position to judge anyone's intellect. Raye Dog LOST her FINAL appeal there is NOTHING that you babyass attempts at insults and name calling can do to change that.
You are just another ignorant backwoods drunk who happens to own a computer and thinks that he is doing "God's work" by spewing his tiredass , humorless comments over and over again.
I googled you address so now I understand why you are so desperate. If I ended up living like that I would probably be a useless, no count drunk too.
So, SORRY for how your life is turnong out. But maybe you should get off the computer (and the alcohol) and do something to better yourself instead of sitting on you butt in fron to a screen looking at porn and posting on TOPIX? Seriously. Our CHICKENS have better "accommodations" than you have managed to provid for yorslef and you cousin/wife.
#20 Oct 29, 2010
Raye Dawn Smtih failed to establish juror misconduct, and will not be allowed to torture Blaine, Lance, or the rest of the Briggs family ever again. Thank God.
#21 Oct 29, 2010
If only Raye's handler and her covenant would stop the vicious lies and attacts on the Briggs family and anyone else who agrees that Raye Dog is GUILTY as charged.
I think it is going to take legal intervention to shut the up. Especailly the handler who has some pretty sweet scams going between the numerous raye dog "defense fund" websites pre release "book" sales. The book was due to be "released" MONTHS ago. No book yet but she will be HAPPY to take your money NOW and send you a copy when (if) she ever gets around to actually writing it.
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