'Don't try us in Glynn County,' accus...

'Don't try us in Glynn County,' accused killers tell judge

There are 35 comments on the Brunswick News story from Jun 8, 2007, titled 'Don't try us in Glynn County,' accused killers tell judge. In it, Brunswick News reports that:

“A juror's obligation is to be able to say under oath that they can listen to evidence and base their decision on what they have heard inside the courtroom, and that it doesn't matter what they have read in the paper or what they have heard”

If attorneys for David Edenfield and his wife, Peggy Edenfield, get their wish, their clients will not be tried in Glynn County. via Brunswick News

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Since: Apr 07

BRUNSWICK GA

#27 Jul 12, 2007
Sorry that last post was from me not Alyssia she used my laptop this afternoon

Since: Mar 07

BRUNSWICK, GA

#28 Jul 13, 2007
BARRIOS UPDATE: THE LATEST STORY PRINTED IN THE BRUNSWICK NEWS TODAY 7/13/07:

Barrios defendant wants speedy trial
Fri, Jul 13, 2007
The lawyer representing Donald Dale, charged with concealing a death and tampering with evidence in the March slaying of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr., is seeking to have his client exonerated at an early trial.

John Wetzler, the Brunswick attorney appointed to represent Dale, filed a request Thursday in Glynn County Superior Court for a speedy trial.

Under the request, Dale would have to be brought to trial within a year. No trial date has been set.

Three members of one family – George Edenfield, his mother Peggy Edenfield and father David Edenfield, all of 121 Horseshoe Lane in the Canal Road Mobile Home Park – have been charged with sexually molesting and murdering Christopher on March 8.

Because each faces the death penalty, pretrial procedures could delay the start of their trials for a year or more

“Dare to be different.”

Since: Jun 07

Kingston Upon Hull, England.

#29 Jul 13, 2007
shyshy wrote:
talking about defense attorneys for these pervs, I know the attorney who represented the mama. He was very upset about having to be her attorney. He even got some nasty calls from people. He was just doing his job that he honestly did not want to do.
Can attorneys not refuse to represent anyone for any reason? All it would mean is that they would not get a fee for that defendant.

“Dare to be different.”

Since: Jun 07

Kingston Upon Hull, England.

#30 Jul 13, 2007
debhesx27-Brunswick Ga wrote:
BARRIOS UPDATE: THE LATEST STORY PRINTED IN THE BRUNSWICK NEWS TODAY 7/13/07:
Barrios defendant wants speedy trial
Fri, Jul 13, 2007
The lawyer representing Donald Dale, charged with concealing a death and tampering with evidence in the March slaying of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr., is seeking to have his client exonerated at an early trial.
John Wetzler, the Brunswick attorney appointed to represent Dale, filed a request Thursday in Glynn County Superior Court for a speedy trial.
Under the request, Dale would have to be brought to trial within a year. No trial date has been set.
Three members of one family – George Edenfield, his mother Peggy Edenfield and father David Edenfield, all of 121 Horseshoe Lane in the Canal Road Mobile Home Park – have been charged with sexually molesting and murdering Christopher on March 8.
Because each faces the death penalty, pretrial procedures could delay the start of their trials for a year or more
If the Edenfields are innocent, so is Dale. If the Edenfields are guilty, so is Dale. The very offences with which Dale stands charged are directly linked with those with which the Edenfields are charged. If Dale is convicted at a speedy trial, that could influence the verdict at the Edenfield trial to guilty. While that may seem like a good thing, it would provide a valid ground for an appeal because of that influence. Dale has attempted to shield the Edenfields from the death penalty once. He must not be permitted to succeed via legal arguments. The only two viable courses of action are to try Dale either WITH the Edenfields, or after the Edenfields have been condemned.
That's why Dale's attorney wants a speedy trial.

Since: Mar 07

BRUNSWICK, GA

#32 Jul 13, 2007
Lord-Voldemort wrote:
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Can attorneys not refuse to represent anyone for any reason? All it would mean is that they would not get a fee for that defendant.
My friend is a lawyer here in Brunswick. He was originally appointed by the courts to defend one of the Edenfield's but because of the local rage, and fear for his families safety, he declined. There was some sort of legal procedure involved but he was able to get out of defending them. I suspect some attorneys will do anything for publicity and to further their career-and I am sure this case will get more publicity when it goes to trial. I can't imagine WHY anyone here locally (or anywhere else for that matter) would want to defend these monsters???

Since: Mar 07

BRUNSWICK, GA

#33 Jul 13, 2007
Lord-Voldemort wrote:
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If the Edenfields are innocent, so is Dale. If the Edenfields are guilty, so is Dale. The very offences with which Dale stands charged are directly linked with those with which the Edenfields are charged. If Dale is convicted at a speedy trial, that could influence the verdict at the Edenfield trial to guilty. While that may seem like a good thing, it would provide a valid ground for an appeal because of that influence. Dale has attempted to shield the Edenfields from the death penalty once. He must not be permitted to succeed via legal arguments. The only two viable courses of action are to try Dale either WITH the Edenfields, or after the Edenfields have been condemned.
That's why Dale's attorney wants a speedy trial.
WOW!
Very interesting and insightful point! I hope they deny the request for a speedy trial.
straight from savannah

Hinesville, GA

#34 Jul 13, 2007
debhesx27-Brunswick Ga wrote:
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WOW!
Very interesting and insightful point! I hope they deny the request for a speedy trial.
Yeah me too. I had not thought of that.

“Shy”

Since: Jul 07

Kingsland, GA

#35 Jul 13, 2007
ALYSIA wrote:
<quoted text>See that is what people think when they have never really known one,this is not about dogs and I could show you alot of sites to educate you.My bestfriend is a pitbull I have owned pits since I was a child I show bluepits in the ukc circit and to tell you a little about one that I own he stood and protected me and my children from being attacked by another dog,also they can be some of the most loyal animals alive.Sorry I posted this on this thread but my love for my pitbulls is more than I can explain.
I am sorry, but I have not sympathy for the rights of pit bulls and other vicious animals. You need to get the food chain in the right order. Humans are more important than d o g s. There are many other wonderful breeds that a family can own.

In Florida, you cannot get insurance on your home if you own a vicious dog and if you do find one, you pay more for your insurance than the mortgage payment.

Have you ever seen the face of a child mauled by a pitbull? and when they start reconstructive surgery, they have to put balloons under the skin to stretch the skin they have to work with. The child is in constant pain and has to endure stares and taunts from children at school and on the street.

Yes, a child is more important than a stupid killing machine like a pit bull.

Since: Apr 07

BRUNSWICK GA

#36 Jul 13, 2007
shyshy wrote:
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I am sorry, but I have not sympathy for the rights of pit bulls and other vicious animals. You need to get the food chain in the right order. Humans are more important than d o g s. There are many other wonderful breeds that a family can own.
In Florida, you cannot get insurance on your home if you own a vicious dog and if you do find one, you pay more for your insurance than the mortgage payment.
Have you ever seen the face of a child mauled by a pitbull? and when they start reconstructive surgery, they have to put balloons under the skin to stretch the skin they have to work with. The child is in constant pain and has to endure stares and taunts from children at school and on the street.
Yes, a child is more important than a stupid killing machine like a pit bull.
Well actually I could school you.I show in the ukc and labs,and cocker spaniels account for most of dog bites.And yes I agree a child is more important than a dog,but actually a pitbull will protect you faster than any breed of dog.There is really no sense in telling you anything else because people like you are ignorant when it comes to pits and believe them to be dangerous,but the last time I checked there were alot more child molesters running around than what you call killing machine.My little girl is asleep in her room with a pitbull and guess what there wont be any chld molester getting close to her.I get very upset when it comes to this subject and could sit here all day back and forth with you,but this is about Christopher,and if he would have had his own pitbull I promise that dog would have protected him with it's life.Also I could give you hundreds of websites to show you were other breeds attack and mauled at people its not only pits.You should really learn more of the subject

Since: Mar 07

BRUNSWICK, GA

#37 Jul 18, 2007
Keeping Christopher on top!

“Dare to be different.”

Since: Jun 07

Kingston Upon Hull, England.

#38 Jul 18, 2007
straight from savannah wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah me too. I had not thought of that.
Thanks. It's even more important, in a case where the death penalty is apparent, that the accused gets a fair trial in all respects and is seen to get a fair trial, no matter how weighty the evidence of guilt may be. If the sensationalism of the case means that corners are cut, or that jurors allow emotions to sway their judgment, the prisoner has grounds for appeal, no matter how flimsy.
The old term is "giving someone enough rope to hang themselves." Literally.
stacey2

Bethesda, MD

#39 Jul 25, 2007

“Dare to be different.”

Since: Jun 07

Kingston Upon Hull, England.

#40 Jul 25, 2007
stacey2 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =zZ6SbENcgXMXX
Fantastic video, couldn't agree more. However, like I said, it needs to be seen to be just, as well. That's why - see my post above.
straight from savannah

Hinesville, GA

#41 Jul 25, 2007
Lord-Voldemort wrote:
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Thanks. It's even more important, in a case where the death penalty is apparent, that the accused gets a fair trial in all respects and is seen to get a fair trial, no matter how weighty the evidence of guilt may be. If the sensationalism of the case means that corners are cut, or that jurors allow emotions to sway their judgment, the prisoner has grounds for appeal, no matter how flimsy.
The old term is "giving someone enough rope to hang themselves." Literally.
I understood that when they requested a change of venue. I thought at first the locals should have the pleasure of watching those two pay for their crimes and answer up for what they did. Then I realized that they could cry unfair trial and have another chance at freedom or at a less sentence so that is a good thing. I understand everyone has a right to a fair trial, I just wish in a case like this it could be waived. Oh well, all I can do is pray that justice is indeed served.

Since: Mar 07

BRUNSWICK, GA

#42 Aug 3, 2007
ANOTHER NEWS UPDATE:
Fri, Aug 3, 2007

By EMILY STRANGER

The Brunswick News

Results from DNA testing will determine which member of the Edenfield family – son George, father David or mother Peggy – will go to trial first in the molestation and murder of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr.

During a pretrial hearing Thursday for defendant David Edenfield, District Attorney Stephen Kelley told a Superior Court judge test results are pending and that he will decide on a trial sequence based on those results.

DNA testing provides evidence of physical contact between the suspects and the victim.

Kelley revealed his strategy after Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett told prosecutors to give evidence they already have against the three defendants to defense lawyers by Aug. 14 as part of pretrial discovery.

Prosecutors allege that the Edenfields kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered Christopher on March 8 inside their trailer in the Canal Road Mobile Home Park.

After a search by hundreds of community volunteers and law enforcement agents, the body of the C.B. Greer Elementary School kindergartner was found March 15 in a black trash bag about two miles from where he lived with his father in the same trailer park.

Kelley and Assistant District Attorney John Johnson agreed to the request to supply evidence, but told Scarlett that they were waiting on some evidence, including DNA tests, to be returned from the Georgia State Crime Lab.
The request for evidence – a normal procedure in a criminal trial – was one of 60 defense motions Scarlett heard Thursday from attorneys James Yancey Jr. and David Beall IV, representing defendant David Edenfield.

The hearing came three days after a similar proceeding Monday for George Edenfield, and many of the motions presented by Yancey and Beall were similar to those from George Edenfield's attorneys, Gerald Word and Todd Wooten. A pre-trial hearing for Peggy Edenfield has not been set.

Beall and Yancey argued their motions with Kelley and Johnson for nearly four hours Thursday.

Other motions argued by the defense were the necessity of a juror questionnaire and that the prosecution not challenge the defense in a discriminatory matter based on race.

"For the record, the race of Mr. Edenfield and the alleged victim are different," said Yancey in his argument.

Use of the phrase "alleged victim" enraged Johnson, who pointed out that there is no "alleged" victim in the case.

"(Christopher) is dead and buried," he said. "I don't want us to understand there is a nebulous victim here."

The defense also requested that Scarlett prohibit any victim impact statements, which would give family and friends of the slain child the opportunity to tell the court how the crime has affected them personally.

Before the end of the hearing, Johnson told Scarlett that he would need to reschedule an evidentiary hearing for David Edenfield from the week of Oct. 1.

The schedule conflict frustrated Scarlett, who rescheduled the hearing to Nov. 5.

"This is like herding cats," said Scarlett, while trying to align the new schedule of hearings. "I understand the dynamics of your office, but I hope you understand the dynamics of my calendar."

Christopher's grandmother, Sue Rodriguez, attended the hearing Thursday and said she was disgusted by the affair.

"I think it's sickening," she said outside the Glynn County Courthouse afterward.

Rodriguez, who had glared at David Edenfield during the hearing, said the date extension made her all the more frustrated.

"We're now going to have to pay for (David Edenfield) to sit in jail even longer," she said. "It's our tax dollars paying for his food and water. I say, let him drink out of the toilet or sink faucet instead."

Kelley said he was not surprised by any of the motions filed on behalf of David Edenfield or George Edenfield.

"These are all routine motions in death penalty cases," he said.

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