CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 29 “JUSTICE FOR SIX”

The courtroom in the Carnation Murders Trial was quiet as a church when the next speaker walked toward the microphone. No one can quantify or compare levels of pain when lives are

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 28 “VOICE FOR THE VICTIMS”

There would be charts and graphs on the walls in the jury room. There would be lists and one of the most important was the evidence list. It gave the jurors a

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 27 “THE SEMANTICS OF MURDER”

It was an arduous task in front of the jury of twelve strangers and each was up to it. They would have to first organize the evidence around each victim and get

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 26 “BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES”

The jurors were finally hearing closing arguments in the Carnation murders trial of Michele Anderson. Their involvement in the process had begun on December 11, 2015 and it seemed like a long

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 25 “DOORWAY TO JUSTICE”

There would be some in the courtroom who would later say, that the face shown by Michele Anderson in court, must have been the same face the victims saw before she killed them.

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 24 “HEART OF THE MATTER”

Two selfish shooters had taken six innocent lives. They were taken with premeditation and in a coldness that was nearly palpable. Every shot of the gun was an act of premeditation. Just as

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 22 “NOTHING JUST HAPPENS”

Ross Gardner’s specialty in the Carnation murders trial was Crime Scene Reconstruction. Butterflies would bounce in some of the juror’s stomachs. Many of them had already thought that some sort of visual

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 22 “RECEIPTS TELL TALES”

The screen in front of the jury had a crime scene picture of the vehicle. Evergreen trees behind it nicely framed the truck. It might just as well have

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CARNATION MURDERS TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 21 “FORENSIC SIGNIFICANCE”

The jurors had a pretty good idea of what had happened but they would not have been clear on how the murders happened. A kaleidoscope of images constantly rotated in each juror’s mind,

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CARNATION MURDER TRIAL of MICHELE ANDERSON Day 20 “LINES OF DEMARCATION”

Many of the jurors jotted notes on their pads as the testimony continued. The witness would use his “demonstrative aids” such as the plastic bullet to visually explain the bullet comparisons on

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