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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Judge deliberating verdict in capital murder case
Miya Shay
Updated at 06:14 PM today

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Testimony in the murder trial of Mona Nelson is over. Now we wait for a verdict -- not from a jury but from a judge -- and if that judge decides Nelson is guilty of killing 12-year-old Jonathan Foster, her punishment sentencing will be swift.

There are very few options when it comes to punishment in this case. This is a non-death penalty capital murder case, so if the judge finds her guilty, Nelson will spend the rest of her natural life behind bars without a chance for parole.

After two weeks of testimony in her capital murder trial, Nelson's attorney began closing arguments with a simple assertion  the that prosecution has not proven their case.

"The case got weaker and weaker and weather, and there are more and more unanswered questions now than there were at the beginning," said defense attorney Allen Tanner.

Tanner says Nelson didn't kill Jonathan, nor did she torch his body. But prosecutor Connie Spence was unrelenting, saying Nelson was the one who kidnapped and killed the little boy on Christmas Eve three years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:57 am 
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Before she was ID'd, and I am going from memory, there was a video of her truck pulling away from the ditch afterwards. I remember that from Houston news early on. I haven't seen anything else about it.

It's very hard to follow that case. Here in Texas, they have no such "Sunshine Laws" so having to rely on local reporting is dismal, at best.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:59 am 
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What are Y'all doing in Texas... not going for DP with a CHILD killed and clearly its especially "aggravated" :40


Sorry... can't help with the vid. I am running on Memory too... and I am an old bloke with Alzheimer's :lol

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:55 am 
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I'm with you on this one - blowtorch + child + death = death penalty. Years ago, Dennis Miller said of a confessed baby murderer, something to the effect of, "He should have been executed before completing the "t" sound in 'I did It'. " Sounds about right to me.

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GUILTY!

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Mona Nelson guilty of capital murder in death of 12-year-old boy
Miya Shay
Updated at 12:40 PM today

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston woman accused of kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old boy nearly three years ago learned her fate this morning. A judge found Mona Nelson guilty of capital murder in the 2010 death of Jonathan Foster.

After the verdict was read, the judge sentened Nelson to life in prison. Prosecutors had not sought the death penalty.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:56 pm 
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LWOP automatically..... but she still claims she didn't do it and so there will be appeals.

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