From: J. on
On Sep 20, 3:58 pm, Marley <maddogmar...(a)worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> On Sep 20, 3:28 pm, "J." <jmd...(a)aol.com> wrote:
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> > On Sep 20, 11:22 am, Marley <maddogmar...(a)worldnet.att.net> wrote:
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> > > On Sep 18, 5:00 pm, "J." <jmd...(a)aol.com> wrote:
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> > > > Jean silences son.
>
> > > > J.
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> > > >http://www.dailynewstribune.com/state/x993966331/Alleged-victim-will-...
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> > > > Alleged victim will not take stand in abuse case
> > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­­-----
> > > >  By Ian B. Murphy
> > > > GateHouse News Service
> > > > Posted Sep 17, 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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> > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­­-----
> > > > Lexington — Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed not to call Baby
> > > > Safe Haven New England president Jean Morrisey’s son as a witness
> > > > during her upcoming domestic abuse trial.
>
> > > > Meanwhile, Morrisey’s criminal complaint against Lexington police
> > > > related to her arrest in that incident was postponed until later this
> > > > month.
>
> > > > In Concord District Court Tuesday, Judge Stephen Ostrach accepted the
> > > > agreement between the two sides not to call the alleged juvenile
> > > > victim.
>
> > > > Ostrach asked Assistant District Attorney Marisa Tagliareni whether
> > > > this agreement would make it more difficult for the state to try the
> > > > case, but Tagliareni assured the judge that there was still enough
> > > > evidence to continue.
>
> > > > Ostrach also allowed a $1,200 request of state funds from Morrisey’s
> > > > attorney to have an expert interpret medical records for the trial.
>
> > > > The Lexington Police Department has charged Morrisey with assault and
> > > > battery with a deadly weapon. During an argument with her son, she
> > > > allegedly threw a drinking glass that struck him in the head.
>
> > > > In a prepared statement, Morrisey said the move was to protect her
> > > > son’s privacy.
>
> > > > “We’re requesting privacy for our minor adolescent son from the
> > > > intrusive media,” she said.
>
> > > > In that statement Morrisey also said she would continue to pursue a
> > > > criminal complaint against Patrol Officer Kyle Kilimonis, the officer
> > > > that arrested her in her home June 4.
>
> > > > “We feel it is now necessary to continue all possible legal actions in
> > > > dealing with the arresting officer, and the Lexington Police
> > > > Department,” she said.
>
> > > > Concord District Court’s clerk magistrate was to hear the complaint
> > > > Monday, but the officer’s union lawyer was unable to attend. The
> > > > hearing has been rescheduled to Sept. 30.
>
> > > > Morrisey alleges that Kilimonis threatened to kill her family’s German
> > > > Shepard after she warned him of the dog’s presence in the home.
>
> > > > In response to Morrisey’s complaint, Lexington Police Chief
> > > > Christopher Casey commissioned an investigation into the incident,
> > > > headed by Capt. Charles Sargent.
>
> > > > Sargent said Kilimonis did make a comment, but the department found it
> > > > to be an ill-timed joke.
>
> > > > “We did a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the matter,”
> > > > Sargent said. “With that, we acknowledge the officer made an
> > > > inappropriate comment during the arrest, and the officer has also
> > > > acknowledged that. We’ve taken steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen
> > > > again.”
>
> > > > In a letter to Morrisey dated Aug. 21, Casey said that Kilimonis had
> > > > been counseled and coached on the matter, and that the incident had
> > > > been documented.
>
> > > > “Making a joke at the time of arrest was inappropriate and we regret
> > > > and apologize that it occurred,” Casey said in the letter. “However,
> > > > there is no credible evidence to suggest that the officer did any
> > > > other overt act to threaten or harm the dog.”
>
> > > > Baby Safe Haven New England is an organization to promote the baby
> > > > safe haven law, which was enacted in 2004. The state baby safe haven
> > > > law allows women to drop off an unwanted child at a hospital or police
> > > > or fire station within seven days of its birth without the fear of
> > > > being punished or having to give their name.
>
> > > > Supporters say it limits the number of cases in which nervous mothers
> > > > abandon unwanted children, leaving them to die. The law has drawn
> > > > opposition from adoptee rights groups who argue that every child has
> > > > the right to find out who their parents are and to know their medical
> > > > history.
>
> > > J,as a Legal Beagle do you find this a little curious:
>
> > > > Ostrach also allowed a $1,200 request of state funds from Morrisey’s
> > > > attorney to have an expert interpret medical records for the trial.
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> > > I asked another Beagle about this and he did. Isn't this taxpayer
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> >  I don't know anything about the Morriseys' finances, though it seems
> > odd that someone who owns a home would qualify for a public defender
> > or a publicly funded defense expert.   Jean isn't gainfully employed,
> > is she?
>
> > J.
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> I also found it odd that the defense attorney isn't named.
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> Marley- Hide quoted text -
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Could be sloppy reporting. It's unlikely any criminal defense
attorney in private practice would be shy about his or her name being
used in the press. You can't buy this kind of exposure.

J.
From: Marley on
On Sep 21, 11:01 am, "J." <jmd...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> On Sep 20, 3:58 pm, Marley <maddogmar...(a)worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
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> > On Sep 20, 3:28 pm, "J." <jmd...(a)aol.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Sep 20, 11:22 am, Marley <maddogmar...(a)worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> > > > On Sep 18, 5:00 pm, "J." <jmd...(a)aol.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Jean silences son.
>
> > > > > J.
>
> > > > >http://www.dailynewstribune.com/state/x993966331/Alleged-victim-will-...
>
> > > > > Alleged victim will not take stand in abuse case
> > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­­-----
> > > > > By Ian B. Murphy
> > > > > GateHouse News Service
> > > > > Posted Sep 17, 2008 @ 10:10 PM
>
> > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­­-----
> > > > > Lexington — Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed not to call Baby
> > > > > Safe Haven New England president Jean Morrisey’s son as a witness
> > > > > during her upcoming domestic abuse trial.
>
> > > > > Meanwhile, Morrisey’s criminal complaint against Lexington police
> > > > > related to her arrest in that incident was postponed until later this
> > > > > month.
>
> > > > > In Concord District Court Tuesday, Judge Stephen Ostrach accepted the
> > > > > agreement between the two sides not to call the alleged juvenile
> > > > > victim.
>
> > > > > Ostrach asked Assistant District Attorney Marisa Tagliareni whether
> > > > > this agreement would make it more difficult for the state to try the
> > > > > case, but Tagliareni assured the judge that there was still enough
> > > > > evidence to continue.
>
> > > > > Ostrach also allowed a $1,200 request of state funds from Morrisey’s
> > > > > attorney to have an expert interpret medical records for the trial.
>
> > > > > The Lexington Police Department has charged Morrisey with assault and
> > > > > battery with a deadly weapon. During an argument with her son, she
> > > > > allegedly threw a drinking glass that struck him in the head.
>
> > > > > In a prepared statement, Morrisey said the move was to protect her
> > > > > son’s privacy.
>
> > > > > “We’re requesting privacy for our minor adolescent son from the
> > > > > intrusive media,” she said.
>
> > > > > In that statement Morrisey also said she would continue to pursue a
> > > > > criminal complaint against Patrol Officer Kyle Kilimonis, the officer
> > > > > that arrested her in her home June 4.
>
> > > > > “We feel it is now necessary to continue all possible legal actions in
> > > > > dealing with the arresting officer, and the Lexington Police
> > > > > Department,” she said.
>
> > > > > Concord District Court’s clerk magistrate was to hear the complaint
> > > > > Monday, but the officer’s union lawyer was unable to attend. The
> > > > > hearing has been rescheduled to Sept. 30.
>
> > > > > Morrisey alleges that Kilimonis threatened to kill her family’s German
> > > > > Shepard after she warned him of the dog’s presence in the home.
>
> > > > > In response to Morrisey’s complaint, Lexington Police Chief
> > > > > Christopher Casey commissioned an investigation into the incident,
> > > > > headed by Capt. Charles Sargent.
>
> > > > > Sargent said Kilimonis did make a comment, but the department found it
> > > > > to be an ill-timed joke.
>
> > > > > “We did a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the matter,”
> > > > > Sargent said. “With that, we acknowledge the officer made an
> > > > > inappropriate comment during the arrest, and the officer has also
> > > > > acknowledged that. We’ve taken steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen
> > > > > again.”
>
> > > > > In a letter to Morrisey dated Aug. 21, Casey said that Kilimonis had
> > > > > been counseled and coached on the matter, and that the incident had
> > > > > been documented.
>
> > > > > “Making a joke at the time of arrest was inappropriate and we regret
> > > > > and apologize that it occurred,” Casey said in the letter. “However,
> > > > > there is no credible evidence to suggest that the officer did any
> > > > > other overt act to threaten or harm the dog.”
>
> > > > > Baby Safe Haven New England is an organization to promote the baby
> > > > > safe haven law, which was enacted in 2004. The state baby safe haven
> > > > > law allows women to drop off an unwanted child at a hospital or police
> > > > > or fire station within seven days of its birth without the fear of
> > > > > being punished or having to give their name.
>
> > > > > Supporters say it limits the number of cases in which nervous mothers
> > > > > abandon unwanted children, leaving them to die. The law has drawn
> > > > > opposition from adoptee rights groups who argue that every child has
> > > > > the right to find out who their parents are and to know their medical
> > > > > history.
>
> > > > J,as a Legal Beagle do you find this a little curious:
>
> > > > > Ostrach also allowed a $1,200 request of state funds from Morrisey’s
> > > > > attorney to have an expert interpret medical records for the trial.
>
> > > > I asked another Beagle about this and he did. Isn't this taxpayer
> > > > money going to a non-indigent?- Hide quoted text -
>
> > > > - Show quoted text -
>
> > > I don't know anything about the Morriseys' finances, though it seems
> > > odd that someone who owns a home would qualify for a public defender
> > > or a publicly funded defense expert. Jean isn't gainfully employed,
> > > is she?
>
> > > J.
>
> > I also found it odd that the defense attorney isn't named.
>
> > Marley- Hide quoted text -
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> > - Show quoted text -
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> Could be sloppy reporting. It's unlikely any criminal defense
> attorney in private practice would be shy about his or her name being
> used in the press. You can't buy this kind of exposure.
>
> J.

That's my suspicion, too. But we are dealing with the mavens of
anonymity here.

Marley