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Supreme Court won't interfene in Biletnikoff murder retrial

Original post made on Mar 30, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to intervene in a lower court decision requiring a new trial for a man accused of murdering the daughter of an Oakland Raiders football player in 1999.

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Posted by beckyjean
a resident of Danville
on Mar 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Actually, the fact that he thought about how he might be deported to Fiji prior to killing her seems to negate the "crime of passion" defense. He murdered a young girl...he doesn't deny it. He has had a trial. Unless you can argue that the black jury members would have condoned the killing of the daughter of a football great, I don't really see the point.

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Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm

The race of the juror's would not have effected the verdict. The defendent confessed to the murder and the evidence that led to the murder charge was clear. If the races of the juror's change in a retrial, the evidence will not be effected. GUILTY OF MURDER!

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Posted by Sean
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

send this criminal to jail and then deport him if and when he gets parole. what a scumbag the Biletnikoffs didn't deserve this!