TWINSBURG OFFICER JOSH MIKTARIAN MURDER TRIAL: Dispatch Tapes Trigg...

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Prosecutors have resumed calling witnesses in the murder trial of 25-year-old Ashford Thompson, who faces a possible death penalty for the fatal July 2008 shooting of Twinsburg Police Officer Joshua Miktarian.
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white people

Cleveland, OH

#1 May 25, 2010
THIS "MOOLY" SHOULD BE SHOT
Loving Mother of TWO

Beachwood, OH

#2 May 25, 2010
SO did he have the handcuffs on when they found him, or were the handcuffs laying next to the officer? either way something went on in between that time...still does not mean he should of been shot and killed....un believable!!!
SICK OF IT

Cleveland, OH

#3 May 25, 2010
Loving Mother of TWO wrote:
SO did he have the handcuffs on when they found him, or were the handcuffs laying next to the officer? either way something went on in between that time...still does not mean he should of been shot and killed....un believable!!!
This scum is a no good jerk. He will be getting what he deserves. Whether or not he had the handcuffs on is irrelovent. He shot and killed a police officer, and the police or whonever captured him should have shot him on site. He is not human.
Just Me Again

Cleveland, OH

#4 May 25, 2010
SICK OF IT wrote:
<quoted text>This scum is a no good jerk. He will be getting what he deserves. Whether or not he had the handcuffs on is irrelovent. He shot and killed a police officer, and the police or whonever captured him should have shot him on site. He is not human.
What kind of scum laywer would defend this guy - I would quit my job as a public defender before I would represent him. If Thompson walks because of a technicality, we have a serious problem with our judicial system
Jeannie

Painesville, OH

#5 May 25, 2010
There is no excuse for what this cold-blooded murderer did. The police officer is in authority when someone is stopped and that is what people like this killer can't deal with. He should get the maximum punishment. It makes me sick to even look at him. My prayers go out to the officer's family.
b in garfield

Cleveland, OH

#6 May 25, 2010
If he does not deny shooting the officer, then why are we wasting taxpayers dollars for a trial. He is GUILTY!!!!. Let him fry
RugbyMom

North Ridgeville, OH

#7 May 25, 2010
ANY PERSON WHO CAUSES THE DEATH OF A POLICE OFFICER SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO DEATH ROW, AND NOT SIT THERE FOR DECADES. START AN EXPRESS LANE FOR COP KILLERS - 1 YEAR OR LESS, THEN YOU'RE HISTORY!
Dave Nethers Fox 8

United States

#8 May 25, 2010
Good question, Loving Mother of 2, re: the handcuffs. In testimony it was pointed out that officer Miktarian caried two pairs of handcuffs. One of them was found at the scene on the ground where he was laying, a Bedford Heights officer testified that when he caught up with Thompson he found him with the second pair dangling from his right wrist.
Thanks for pointing that out
Casual Observer

Lakewood, OH

#9 May 25, 2010
Ashford Thompson is guilty of murder.....not aggravated murder. The truth is coming on what went on that night. He was wrong and will spend alot time behind bars thinking about it. There is more to this story that everyone needs to hear. Bartz's testimony is a flat out lie. Lot of hating on the black guy here without trying to understand EXACTLY what and HOW things went down that night. It wasnt as VANILLA as it is being reported and portrayed. Wait til the girlfriend and Ashford tell their side. It wont validate what happened. I oppose what he did. Having said that, this officer did not follow protocal and I believe racial profiling did play a part in this.
QUEST

Madison, WI

#10 May 25, 2010
Does anyone know if any news stations are blogging the trial . I remember they did this for Bobbie Cutts trial and it was nice to have what was going on in the court room
Laura

Cleveland, OH

#11 May 25, 2010
fglover9

Hudson, OH

#12 May 25, 2010
Akron News Now has a live blog
Laura

Cleveland, OH

#13 May 25, 2010
Mr. Nethers
In regards to #9...
is Thompson actually taking the stand? And isn't the girlfriend a witness for the prosecution?
Hey Ashford

Erie, PA

#14 May 25, 2010
Burn in hell you piece of worthless waste of life!!!
Casual Observer

Lakewood, OH

#15 May 25, 2010
Hey Ashford wrote:
Burn in hell you piece of worthless waste of life!!!
He'll be heaven buddy not hell.
Dave Nethers Fox 8

United States

#16 May 25, 2010
Laura, We will know later this week whether Ashford Thompson is taking the stand, ordinarily attorneys keep their clients off of the stand, but in this case Thompson is not disputing that he fired the fatal shots. His attorneys in their opening statements asked the jurrors not to focus on what happened but why. We still do not know what they meant by that. Maybe Thompson will help explain. Stay tuned
Dave Nethers Fox 8

United States

#17 May 25, 2010
Quest:
I am feeding our website real-time scripts from the trial and will be happy to respond here to any questions or comments our viewers may have. Keep checking in for updates.
Loving Mother of TWO

Beachwood, OH

#18 May 25, 2010
SICK OF IT wrote:
<quoted text>This scum is a no good jerk. He will be getting what he deserves. Whether or not he had the handcuffs on is irrelovent. He shot and killed a police officer, and the police or whonever captured him should have shot him on site. He is not human.
HEYYY I AGREE! I was just commenting on the article that's all, just asked a question that's all!
Dani

Painesville, OH

#20 May 25, 2010
and again the facts in this case are wrong!!!!
looking for justice

Cleveland, OH

#21 May 25, 2010
QUEST wrote:
Does anyone know if any news stations are blogging the trial . I remember they did this for Bobbie Cutts trial and it was nice to have what was going on in the court room
racial profiling??? is that why his godson is BLACK?? i can't wait to hear what him and his girlfriend have had almost 2 yrs to LIE ABOUT. gun in holster, handcuff on ='s dead police officer? i don't think so. i can't wait to hear them say guilty. makes no difference to me if he gets the death penalty or not. nowing he will never have a family, or enjoy another holiday, or the chance to procreate another brother with a chip on his shoulder is all good to me!

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