On today’s Law & Crime NOW with Jesse Weber:
Attorneys argue over cameras in upcoming prelim hearings. Prosecutor Rob Wood moved to ban video broadcast. Wood claims pre-trial video recording could taint the jury pool. Media & defense object and argue for public access. Lori Vallow Daybell & husband Chad face conspiracy charges. The state is to present evidence at the couple’s preliminary hearings. Remains of JJ Vallow & Tylee Ryan were found in Chad’s backyard
Four new arrests in the Polk County, FL triple murder case. Defendants’ family & associates face environmental charges. Alleged killer tony “TJ” Wiggins Jr’s father & uncle were arrested. The defendant Robert Wiggins’ girlfriend was taken into custody. The accused had lived on the same property as the three defendants. “TJ” Wiggins faces 3 counts of murder in the shooting massacre. Robert & “TJ’s” girlfriend Mary Whittemore are facing accessory counts. Victims are Brandon Rollins, Keven Springfield, & Damion Tillman.
Johnny Depp UK defamation trial is coming to a close. The Hollywood actor is suing ‘The Sun’ publisher for libel. The lawsuit centers on 2018 article labeling him a “wife-beater.” Justice Nicol reportedly is to deliver a decision within months. Stories of drugs, violence, & lewd acts were recounted at trial. Depp denies hitting his ex-wife Amber Heard; he claims she is lying. Closing arguments are underway in the high-profile celebrity case.
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Jesse Weber’s Guests:
Cathy Russon – Executive Trial Producer, Law&crime
Ecleynne Mercy – Criminal Defense Attorney
Terri Austin – Law&crime Legal Analyst
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In This Story: Chad
Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.
The capital N’Djamena is the largest city. Chad’s official languages are Arabic and French. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Islam (51.8%) and Christianity (44.1%) are the main religions practiced in Chad.