Make-a-List Monday: MWAB cases with mistrials

For obvious reasons, it can be very difficult to prove murder without a body, never mind prove a specific person committed that murder. As my corpus delicti lists indicate, however, most of the time such prosecutions are successful — as of this writing I’ve got over 350 convictions versus a little over 100 acquittals. I thought I’d make a list of MWAB cases on Charley where they had to do multiple trials of the defendant because of a mistrial (usually because the jury failed to reach a verdict).

This is actually two lists. The first is cases where the defendant was ultimately convicted or pleaded guilty. The second is cases where the defendant was either ultimately acquitted, or the prosecution did not bring them to trial again after the mistrial. I don’t count cases that are still pending.

List #1:

  1. Frank Lee Black Jr.
  2. Jana Carpenter-Koklich
  3. Marilyn E. Brinson
  4. Crystal Gayle Dittmeyer
  5. Jeanette Gomez Espeleta
  6. Joaquin Coehlo Esteves
  7. Mario Rodriguez Hernandez
  8. Faith Nanette Lippe
  9. Isabel Rodriguez
  10. Robert James Wykel
  11. Jeanette Louise Zapata

List #2:

  1. Martin Alan Gentry
  2. Michael Eugene Golub
  3. Michelle Kelly Pulsifer
  4. Shelton John Sanders
  5. Shamari Taylor

9 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: MWAB cases with mistrials

  1. Kat June 15, 2015 / 8:09 am

    OT, but the news around here is that Relisha Rudd has been found dead. This is not confirmed, but the news here is blowing up. Great list, M.

    • Meaghan June 15, 2015 / 8:28 am

      Just checked Google news. They made a “major discovery” it says. I hope it’s her.

      • Kat June 15, 2015 / 9:08 am

        I’m going to assume it is, I’d hate to have it be another little girl unreported. I have one question about this list though, are you including multiple trials? I know that is super simplistic, but I’m thinking of Michele Harris, not sure where she falls in terms of circumstances.

      • Meaghan June 15, 2015 / 9:15 am

        Her case isn’t over yet so she wouldn’t make the list in any case.

  2. thewhistler77 June 16, 2015 / 5:07 am

    Michelle Pulsifer = white trash who married a psycho animal and both got away with killing a little child…motorcycle mama got around

  3. Kat June 18, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Ot: I’ve seen nothing else, was this a true report?

      • Kat June 19, 2015 / 11:46 am

        sorry! I meant on Relisha Rudd, haven’t been able to find anything new or confirmed, unless, I’m looking in the wrong places.

      • Meaghan June 19, 2015 / 11:48 am

        Neither have I. I’m not going to update her case until they say what that “significant discovery” was. I’m assuming it’s not her body or they would have disclosed that by now.

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