neutral

Dallas, TX

#204 Apr 3, 2012
Seahorses wrote:
Please post txk article for today. Thank you.
Hearing postponed in triple homicide
By: Lynn LaRowe - Texarkana Gazette

Pittman


A pretrial hearing slated Monday for the teen girl accused of stabbing a Redwater, Texas, mother and her two children to death last spring has been rescheduled.

Rachel Pittman, 17, did not appear before 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek though the judge did address her case. Pesek said Pittman will return to court later this month for a hearing at which the subject of who will defend her will be addressed.

Pittman was represented by Longview attorneys Scrappy Holmes and Tonda Curry following her arrest Aug. 13 and through the process of certification to stand trial as an adult, which occurred Jan. 31.

But at her arraignment hearing in February, Pittman did not have a private attorney and Pesek appointed the public defender’s office to handle her case. But Pesek stated in open court at the February hearing that Holmes and Curry may not be out of the case.

The last document filed in Pittman’s case is a motion for discovery penned by Chief Public Defender Rick Shumaker.

Pesek said Pittman’s next pretrial hearing will address,“...the issue of designation of counsel.”

Pittman is charged with capital murder of multiple persons involving the deaths of Amanda Doss, 34, and Guinevere Doss, 11, and with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 8-year-old Texas Johnson.

She has pleaded not guilty.

Adults found guilty of capital murder face life without the possibility of parole or death by lethal injection.

However, Texas law provides a different punishment for certified juveniles convicted of capital murder. Pittman was 16 at the time of the alleged murders and faces a maximum of life in prison with parole eligibility after 40 years. First-degree murder is punishable by five to 99 years or life in a Texas prison.

Pittman is being held in the Bi-State Justice Building. Bail is set at $3 million.

Pittman has been in custody since her mother contacted authorities in August claiming to have information about the case.

Pittman allegedly used a knife to end the lives of the family before setting their home on Farm to Market Road 991 ablaze in the early morning hours of May 11.

Court documents allege Pittman planned the murders and provided investigators with specific details only someone present at the scene of the killings could have known.

Pesek has not yet scheduled the case for trial.

Published: 04/03/2012
in need of info

United States

#205 Apr 10, 2012
I need to know if there is anyone that has any info on dana lynn epps. Please!!!
in need of info

United States

#206 Apr 10, 2012
neutral wrote:
<quoted text>
Hearing postponed in triple homicide
By: Lynn LaRowe - Texarkana Gazette
Pittman
A pretrial hearing slated Monday for the teen girl accused of stabbing a Redwater, Texas, mother and her two children to death last spring has been rescheduled.
Rachel Pittman, 17, did not appear before 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek though the judge did address her case. Pesek said Pittman will return to court later this month for a hearing at which the subject of who will defend her will be addressed.
Pittman was represented by Longview attorneys Scrappy Holmes and Tonda Curry following her arrest Aug. 13 and through the process of certification to stand trial as an adult, which occurred Jan. 31.
But at her arraignment hearing in February, Pittman did not have a private attorney and Pesek appointed the public defender’s office to handle her case. But Pesek stated in open court at the February hearing that Holmes and Curry may not be out of the case.
The last document filed in Pittman’s case is a motion for discovery penned by Chief Public Defender Rick Shumaker.
Pesek said Pittman’s next pretrial hearing will address,“...the issue of designation of counsel.”
Pittman is charged with capital murder of multiple persons involving the deaths of Amanda Doss, 34, and Guinevere Doss, 11, and with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 8-year-old Texas Johnson.
She has pleaded not guilty.
Adults found guilty of capital murder face life without the possibility of parole or death by lethal injection.
However, Texas law provides a different punishment for certified juveniles convicted of capital murder. Pittman was 16 at the time of the alleged murders and faces a maximum of life in prison with parole eligibility after 40 years. First-degree murder is punishable by five to 99 years or life in a Texas prison.
Pittman is being held in the Bi-State Justice Building. Bail is set at $3 million.
Pittman has been in custody since her mother contacted authorities in August claiming to have information about the case.
Pittman allegedly used a knife to end the lives of the family before setting their home on Farm to Market Road 991 ablaze in the early morning hours of May 11.
Court documents allege Pittman planned the murders and provided investigators with specific details only someone present at the scene of the killings could have known.
Pesek has not yet scheduled the case for trial.
Published: 04/03/2012
is there anyone that has info on dana lynn epps
in need of info

United States

#207 Apr 10, 2012
Will wrote:
<quoted text>He lived here with Dana. Now in South Carolina. More to come.
did dana go to south carolina with him?
neutral

Lititz, PA

#208 Apr 10, 2012
in need of info wrote:
<quoted text>is there anyone that has info on dana lynn epps
I don't know anything about her. I wish someone would come out with it already! I've been wanting more info since someone brought her name in a couple months back.
dontheoutlaw64

United States

#209 Apr 11, 2012
She use to take care of Rachel's grandmother I believe. Wondering if maybe she is the one that planned and set up the murders.
in need of info

United States

#210 Apr 11, 2012
Will wrote:
The word is the ELECTED OFFICIALS are not going to pursue the others that were involved. Dana Lynn Epps or her boyfriend Danny will not be brought to justice for their part in all of this. Using coercion and threats and capitalizing on the mental issues, paranoia and problems of a young girl makes them culpable. The D.A., Mr. Jerry Rochelle, who is extremely concerned about keeping his job, needs to have his feet held to the fire. Apparently politicians are the same every where! His attitude and concern, like that of most aspiring politicians, will only change if we hold his feet to the fire in the court of public opinion! Demands from both families and the public must be made known or they will let them go scott free! Write letters to the Texarkana Gazette, KTBS, KSLA and you local radio stations.
will do you know where dana lynn epps is now?
in need of info

United States

#211 Apr 11, 2012
dontheoutlaw64 wrote:
She use to take care of Rachel's grandmother I believe. Wondering if maybe she is the one that planned and set up the murders.
took care of her grandmother how? She cant even take care of her own life!!! I really hope someone can give me some info on her! Its rather important!
libby

Grandview, TX

#212 Apr 18, 2012
what a shame, that some freak would mess up a childs head like that, i hope they find her and make her pay for the horror she put that people through and the pain she caused both families
libby

Grandview, TX

#213 Apr 18, 2012
what in Gods name could any one have on a 16 year old child that would make her have to do this un-godly act? what kind of evil people would do that to a child,
in need of info

United States

#214 Apr 20, 2012
libby wrote:
what a shame, that some freak would mess up a childs head like that, i hope they find her and make her pay for the horror she put that people through and the pain she caused both families
libby if rachel would talk we wld know soooo much more. But for some reason shes not. And if someone was blamin me for something like this i sure as hell wouldnt take off with my boyfriend to a diff state. Hello that has guilty written all over it.
in need of info

Monroe, LA

#216 Apr 20, 2012
Kitty wrote:
<quoted text>
I found this on another thread.. Ummm..
Sadden, You are wrong on so many points and you shouldn't be spreading lies that will only hurt Amanda's family and Rachel's family... Rachel was NOT having an affair with Brad or Stacy and she was not being closed in on by the police. She was manipulated by a woman by the name of Dana Epps. Rachel was mentally unstable and Dana took advantage of that to threaten Rachel and convince her to do something none of us can comprehend. The truth will come out.. Nobody is trying to hide anything. Rachel confessed on her own and ask to be taken in.. She is not a devil, she is a sad, confused and mentally unstable little girl. Nobody wins here and many are in agonizing pain. You would do well to stop talking and start praying if you really care about any of the parties involved.
that is soool sad!!! If they have this info then why was she allowed to leave the state??
pheebee

Texarkana, AR

#217 Apr 29, 2012
maybe the people left town coz they found out they were living with a murderer!! It is easy to blame someone that was cleared and already left town, poor kid was brain washed since the age of 9 and no one noticed! there is no both sides! there is only one side,and thats the family that lost their grand children and daughter, and don t even tell me I dont know the family!
in need of info

United States

#218 Apr 30, 2012
pheebee wrote:
maybe the people left town coz they found out they were living with a murderer!! It is easy to blame someone that was cleared and already left town, poor kid was brain washed since the age of 9 and no one noticed! there is no both sides! there is only one side,and thats the family that lost their grand children and daughter, and don t even tell me I dont know the family!
pheebee do you HONESTLY think a 16 yr cld mastermind this herself? Let me ask u tjis did rachel or dana know amanda and her kids?
dontheoutlaw64

Texarkana, TX

#219 May 1, 2012
Let's not forget Rachel was also cleared and still would be if she wouldn't have turned herself in
pheebee

Texarkana, AR

#220 May 1, 2012
she knew Amanda and was close to Amanda, Watched her kids for her, they loved her, that’s how she walked right in and did this crap, maybe someone planted a seed as they say, but shit she is the one who did it, and yes I do know Amanda’s family! And they never did anything to anyone, Amanda was with Rochelle’s mom when she got married, she was a good friend to her, they want to say Rachelle was not dark or different, please when are they talking about when she was 5, and she has had problems for a while! Let me tell you when someone trust you, you can walk up behind them and cut their throat just like she did, I hope she gets stuck somewhere in a hospital, but she is dark and weird. When I read where someone said they brain washed her since the age of 9, give me a damn break! I am not friends with both sides and will never lie and say I am, I only know one side and what this did to them! Them babies, how can anyone ever forget what she did to them babies! Brain washed are not, burn babies to make sure thye die, evil!!!!!!!!!!
pheebee

Texarkana, AR

#221 May 1, 2012
I wish I hadnt even read this crap now. She's not worth discussing.
Seahorse

United States

#222 Aug 13, 2012
Please post article from txk today. Thank you.

Since: Oct 11

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#223 Aug 13, 2012
Seahorse wrote:
Please post article from txk today. Thank you.
It's posted under the discussion

Police: Girl, 16, arrested in May fatal house fire
heartafterjesus

Charlottesville, VA

#224 Aug 15, 2012
Susie wrote:
<quoted text>My heart breaks for both of these families and my prayers are with everyone involved including Rachel...
I really need information on Danny and Dana because they are living in my area. Dana is very secretive. is she wanted what about himn what was there envolvement

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