Since the never ending trial is eventually going to end…

I’m up for suggestions as to our next trial. Want to revisit an old one or is there an up and comer anybody is interested in? Thoughts please.

There are now conflicting reports on whether the secret testimony motion with the supreme court will be reviewed. I will post as soon as I find out for sure. I am going to have to Skype Arizona to do that so stay tuned till I get an answer.


105 Responses to Since the never ending trial is eventually going to end…

  1. TrulyUSA says:

    I’ve been sorta following the Holmes trial, they are in jury selection right now. I also think the McStay murders are interesting, too, and now the perpetrator is asking to represent himself! However, Kelly, whatever you decide to write about I will be following!

    • reallybigmeandog says:

      Hai Truly: Well the Holmes trial is definitely going to be a pisser. Dude is most assuredly insane, just not insane enough to get off on an insanity defense so could definitely be worth writing about.

      • TrulyUSA says:

        It’s intriguing to me because he seems insane and intellectually gifted all at the same time.

      • Ruthanne says:

        I’d be interested in that one for sure. Also, am I wrong or is the Boston marathon bomber trial starting or started as well? I’d be interested in that too, but probably not as much as Holmes, for the reasons you pointed out, dude is batshit crazy!

    • 5:30 says:

      I would like to second the motion to have coverage of the McStay case, (excellent suggestion which I didn’t think of!) though I realize this will be a demanding one for the writer. The case seems to have everything in addition to the central atrocity – a very interesting cast of characters with some hinkiness to be explored. I’ve not seen a lot of coverage lately but some of the most interesting information and theories have shown up in the comments sections of older online news articles and also on some astrology websites which have given info on the family, associates of Joseph McStay, and the shady background of the accused, Chase Merritt.

      • 5:30 says:

        Also – this is not exactly a *new trial* suggestion, but I would love to see a Special RBMD edition featuring Ms. Cougarlouscious!

  2. Bazzethound says:

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the trial for the murderer of Chris Kyle.

    • reallybigmeandog says:

      Bazzet: I already have thoughts on the murderer of Chris Kyle. PTSD is a fucking terrible thing, the lack of support that combat veterans get is an atrocity and what he did to Chris Kyle is terrible but in my opinion it was avoidable. I may follow that one although the attorneys are already making huge noise about the timing of the movie and keeping he media far far away from it.

  3. Kathy says:

    Justin Ross Harris.

    • ya…him, that scumball harris..i’ll be watching him!! o_O.

      • neevebrody says:

        I would second this. Since I am relatively close in proximity (about 4 hours away), this one has really grabbed my attention. It really is sad that there’s so many to choose from, but I’ll be here to read about whichever you pick, Kelly.

  4. Tyla says:

    Kelly I was reading this one today – check it out and see if it’s worth blogging about.

    • reallybigmeandog says:

      tyla: I remember when that boy went missing. It was all over the news even in Canada. That one might be worth a look at. Thanks I will read the article and do a little research.

      • Nancy B says:

        I also remember Etan. The thing I found shocking is that the defendant’s sister testified that he had always kept a picture of Etan…Several years back another man was charged and the evidence did have me believing they had the right butcher. I can’t remember what happened to that other man who was charged?

        Wonderful news about WOBO!

      • Ruthanne says:

        Nancy B, I don’t recall them charging anyone. This guy was number one suspect, but they couldn’t get anything on him then to make an arrest. I think everyone knew it was him all the time.

  5. Jen Kane says:

    Kel… dudette. what makes you think this trial will ever end. Have you met Alfred E Asshat???

  6. Lori g says:

    Agree with the above , but maybe hernandez too?

  7. Dezelle Trellis says:

    Aaron Hernandez

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  8. Mags Vazquez says:

    Aaron Hernandez or the father that left his baby in the car for 7 hrs.. The jerk was at work and sending sextext while his baby was dying in the car.

    • reallybigmeandog says:

      Mags, the asshole father I would do but I don’t know if I could handle the testimony about the baby. I have a personal problem with people hurting children. I could probably muscle through it, I just have to decide if it is worth the psychological discomfort for myself. It is a good case though.

      • Tyla says:

        Sorry but I can’t handle that case – images of what that baby went through would haunt me every night if I had to read about it every day

  9. Carrie says:

    The American sniper trial is coming up .

  10. Sjkay says:

    Aaron Hernandez trial just began. Lyin’-sounding defense attys in this one.

  11. Skabootch says:

    I’m thinking of the Aaron Hernadez trial – can’t think of any others start – not sure where the Holmes trial is at

  12. Mama Via says:

    Also the Drew Peterson case is warming up–he allegedly put a hit out on the prosecutor; where is Staci’s body? Is he guilty of the murder of his OTHER ex-wife?

    • Connie Rust says:

      I like that one too Mama. If Peterson can do that from behind bars I have to wonder if maybe Nurmi is afraid of what might happen to him if his client gets the DP. Maybe that’s why he seems to have lost his marbles. He’s probably fighting for his own life too! If Stabby gets the DP she’s not going to blame Juan, Jenny, Cha Cha, Det Flores or herself….she is going to blame Alfred E. Asshat and he knows it.

    • Deb says:

      Good suggestion, Mama…been following that one since day one…

  13. Julie B says:

    If you want a blast from the past, Betty Broderick is endlessly fascinating.

    • Mama Via says:

      Yes Betty was a TRIP & very interesting, Julie!

      • That one really was fascinating.
        Betty was smarter than JA in that she turned herself in right away and didn’t try to BS the cops with a bunch of lies.
        Plus, her husband and his GF/new wife kept taunting her with mind games; rubbing her face in everything. Very BAD idea!
        Mr. Broderick was so arrogant. I don’t get why these guys refuse to understand that you just shouldn’t keep on provoking someone who is so clearly unbalanced!
        Even the foreman on the first jury, which hung, said to reporters, “I don’t know what took her so long.”
        So, Betty was charged with second degree and is due for release in 6 years. She could have possibly made parole some years back, but she remained unrepentant.
        Even her kids are at odds with each other; one believes Betty is still a danger, the others want her home.

  14. Jeannie says:

    I would like to see the Danielle van Dam case revisited. One reason is because of the strength her parents showed telling about their lifestyle to get justice for their daughter. They have my utmost respect. The second reason is that you can get an expect to testify to anything you want. The jury has to use common sense to get to the truth. The third reason was what was held back from everyone except the lawyers and police and whoever had anything to do with the case in the court room. The public and the jurors didn’t know about a deal until after the verdict. I was very upset because Weterfield had a chance to get away with murder because of the deal. Had the jurors been like the Anthony jurors and believe the defenses “experts” and not the proscutions we would have had a child murderer on the loose like Anthony. It still upsets me when I think about it.

  15. Blef says:

    The Hannah Graham trial, or the Justin Ross Kelly one.

  16. Blef says:

    JustIn Ross Harris I meant

  17. karen30036 says:

    Yeah … Drew Peterson

  18. I’m an extremely appreciative lurker who enjoys visiting your site daily. If anyone is offended by a donation button, they need to skip coming here. You are no different than all the other sites that require a subscription. We are donating for continuing to be able to enjoy your talent for making the dry testimony really fun to read about. So to my point, I can’t find the donate button. Hahha! It’s probably right in front of my face, but I’m not seeing it. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    • Found it. It was staring me in the face.

    • Mama Via says:

      Kathy, RBMD is out on appointments this morning, and I know she will say she appreciates your support and your stand in this matter! Thank you, and thank you for the post! It took me a few looks before I found the silly button too!

      Actually, RBMD DESERVES a LOT more than I have…but…I do what I feel comfortable with…a few bucks once a month. Almost ALL bloggers HAVE a button like that…and none give me as much pleasure as Kelly does! I listen to Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” and “Common Sense” podcasts…he flat out says “now I don’t want your rent or milk money…but a dollar a show helps us keep doing our podcasts!”

      Now, admittedly, he will sometimes do a 4-5 HOUR podcast…he deserves more than a dollar for those! High quality stuff, and I LOVE HISTORY! Just for giggles, I counted how many posts Kelly has produced in January and February…and I think the count was 24 or 25 for January and 7 or 8 for February, and it’s only the 11th!…..(I think I managed to post the huge sum total of THREE on my own blog in 2014! But, it might have been FEWER!). I think maybe Paul did 2 or three of the 25 in January…Blue might have done 2 maybe three, and I did ONE (yeah, ME! 😄). IMHO, to maintain your “brand” you can’t take your blogging, public journaling or even producing podcasts with a laissez-faire attitude. These things won’t produce themselves, and to be “noteworthy” (haha) one must publish when the news is still “fresh”…you can’t keep readers interested in week-old news!

      We all have a choice, there are many good bloggers producing their “spin” on each day’s court happenings…and of course, the Twitter-sphere…but, frankly, the Arias trial has so many actors involved, you almost need a scorecard and the twists and turns in each day’s events is frustrating! RBMD at least pokes a little “fun” at the whole thing, makes it a little more interesting and I end up laughing at the day’s events, rather than being upset or angry! The added benefit, for me, anyway…is that I love the comments, the friendships, even a bit of teasing between all of us…and that is just as important.

      I used to read a blog that specialized in keeping up with the
      “(un)Real Housewives” TV programs, and some other programs… I can’t remember which ones…I can’t even remember WHICH trial I was keeping up with…it might have been the Tot Twat…anyway, I found it to be VERY uncomfortable to read the comments, because some of the comments were just down right RUDE! They women there were back-biting back-stabbers…and I guess their lives were so lacking in quality, they expressed their anger, frustration (and obvious mental illnesses) in very inappropriate ways….there came a point where it was COSTING me more emotionally than I was receiving!

      Oh, sure, we all can get a little potty mouthed sometimes…but that’s certainly better than squeezing the kitty too hard in our frustration! (Or slashing your ex-boyfriends tires, hiding under the Christmas tree or purposely burning the Hasenpfeffer and pfeffernüsse you spent all day preparing for your Beloved’s dinner!)

      Every home has its own atmosphere…some, like Gramma’s house were always warm and cozy and full of friends….others, like Muther’s…well, I always felt that I was going to do something wrong, and get the “stink-eye”…at Gramma’s, if you had a spill, well, you get something and clean it up…at Muther’s, you knew you’d committed a federal offense…I come here, not just to get TODAY’S “doins”, but because I like sharing life with all of you! I love giving as much support and love as I receive…I’ve never met a finer group of people…and I love and care about you all!

      Hugs, Mama

      • Twister says:

        Amen Mama! I am glad to donate to keep Kelly’s blog going. I am an avid reader and this is the best read I’ve found. She can write forever and I’ll continue to read yesterday, today and tomorrow. Her expertise and talent is unmatched! Love ya Kelly!

      • TrulyUSA says:

        Mama Via! Are you in my head? I feel the same way about this blog and all the people who united in a common interest here. I double dog dare you to find a better blog to follow with better commenters anywhere!

      • Mama Via says:

        Hi, Twister! Remember the old Bartles and James commercial? “we thank you for your support!” Lol.

        Well, Gramma used to say, “all God’s children gots “chores”…the bigger you is, the bigger the “chores”!

        Grampa had the best chores, he got to ride the horse AND ride the tractor ALL DAY! He also got to feed the animals! Gramma had the MOST chores, she made breakfast and dinner and supper and she did the laundry (but I couldn’t help cuz she said the wringer washer et little girls fingers!) and she tended the garden, and canned veggies and fruit and made the beds and…oh, my, her chores never ended! Uncle Bill had to help Grampa, aunt Betty had to help gramma and they both had to go to school! Uncle Bill got to go to the Service Station and he brought us Chiclets when he came home, I didn’t know what he was doin, but whatever it was, made him smell like Grampa’s car! Gramma made him his favorite chocolate cake the day he got a raise to $1.10 an hour! He said that the service station raised gas up to 30 cents a gallon and that made Grampa grumble! (And he somehow always missed the “milkin hour”, and grampa had to milk them cows by his own self, and that made him grumble!) Uncle Bill bought a brand new Chevy Nomad, and Grampa grumbled that it was just frivolous to spend $2500 on that car when with just a little work, the ’48 Tucker would get him back and forth to work…and what’s wrong with riding the horse where you need to go anyway?
        And my chores was to put the plates on the table (without droppin them this time, please) and my sister, cuz she’s little, had to put the silverware and “nackins” on the table, one each at every chair…me’n’her also got to go pick wild berries…but I think she done et more a them than gots in the bucket!

        We felt sorry for the Cochrans, cuz they didn’t have a TV to watch the Farm Report, they had to watch the radio! Our TV was the BIG 16 inch one! Sometimes Gramma would let us watch that new show, Captain Kangaroo and Mick Mouse Club! Grampa liked Gunsmoke and Gramma likes Honeymooners…. Then, at night, Gramma said “no rest for the wicked, and the righteous don’t need any!” Later, we’d eat some homemade pie and say our prayers then go to sleep…

        Funny…we managed to survive with an old telephone that you had to crank the handle…it wasn’t very smart! And there wasn’t nothin on the farm what was named iThing…

        There weren’t many things that we bought at the supermarket: yeast, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, mayo, mustard, vanilla, bathroom tissue…things that we couldn’t grow ourselves. We weren’t allowed soda pop, that’s why I am sill a “milk junkie”…the cows gave us meat, of course, milk, butter, cottage cheese, cheese, sour cream. We had pigs, chicken, geese, and a few sheep. Grampa hunted deer, duck, and quail. All our veggies came from the garden, gramma smoked hams and bacon…Farm life taught me to be self-sufficient…it taught me to be self-reliant. If you don’t sow your garden, you don’t eat in the winter.

        I have a LOT of respect for people who do their best to provide for themselves thru their own effort. I became disabled due to degenerative spine some time ago…and life wasn’t easy (before meeting my dear husband) to make ends meet every month. It’s not my brains that keep me from supplementing our income…it’s my body showing the effects of age…I was forced to retire earlier than I wanted…while I know that kelly would write her blog whether anyone read it or not…

        On the OTHER hand, SOME people I know (my son’s hopefully soon to be ex wife AND her sister) in particular…are perfectly capable of getting off their huge round butts and getting a job…but because they have a “special needs” child…they sit around all day, popping prescription pain killers, & waiting for 4:20 as they collect Aid for Families & Dependant Children and Social Security! They seem to be healthy enough to dump those kids on “good old mom” and go party all night….

        I am glad that I am able to help Kelly buy the things she needs or WANTS…I have absolutely NO right to tell her HOW to spend HER money…because when I press that button…and transfer $ from my pocket to her pocket….well you get the idea…

        I’m really proud of you, Kelly…in spite of the challenges that you face, you do so with style and grace…with dignity. You have more talent in your little finger than a dozen Enquirer “writers”!

        Keep up the good work…I wait patiently for the next installment of the book called “1,000 things I can’t document”!

        We are all behind you!

      • Thank you for the warm welcome! Happy to be here, too, after jumping from message boards to blogs to twitter. Following this case has been a challenge! It’s nice to find a place with nice people who don’t take life too seriously! Get enough of that in real life!

      • Connie Rust says:

        Kelly…..what Mama said.

      • Ruthanne says:

        What an awesome sentiment! And this is a great place for us all to feel comfortable and safe, it’s what I liked most next to Kelly’s humor and the ability to laugh rather than be upset by the day in court, as you stated. It is the best site of it’s kind, of other kinds too. LOL I’d be interested in these podcasts you mentioned, where can I find them? Thanks, Mama!

  19. renaes24 says:

    I would like the holmes trial. I, personally think he is crazy as a loon (or at least is when he is unmedicated) When you have prospective jurors kneeling down and tearing their own hair out in a court room just to get out of jury duty, it sounds like it will be a barn-burner.
    Etan is too old and too many mistakes were made.
    The poor baby just sounds too wretched to follow.
    Hernandez is too gang-banging.
    Any of the others would be ok though.

    • TrulyUSA says:

      Love how you put it out there renaes24! I really don’t want to follow any child-related crimes, it’s just too heartbreaking. I get enough of that on the nightly news, which I don’t even recognize as being in North America anymore.

    • Mama Via says:

      No, Hernandez is too GB, you are right! And I can’t do dead babies…nothing humorous what so ever with THAT! But crazy jurors could be fun! Hugs, my friend!

    • Ruthanne says:

      I agree wholeheartedly with all of that!

  20. margaret says:

    off Subject , Kelly I have just read about Wendi Adriano, A woman on death row in Arizona, juan was prosecutor , interesting , has juror opinions and such. If you don’t want me leaving links , please tell me. This woman sounds like jodi # 1. It is. on Murderpedia.

    • reallybigmeandog says:

      Margaret. This is every ones place as far as I am concerned. As long as it is not spam or porn leave whatever links you want please. You don’t have to ask.

  21. Schaeffer says:

    I don’t know about a next trial to follow, but I would find it interesting to rehash some of the nagging questions/theories I have from the original trial — why she left the camera in the washing machine, where is she hiding her Travis trophies (journals, diamond ring, etc.) — and would welcome hearing from the voices on this site. I’m relatively new to this site, but have been impressed with the rational and witty minds I’ve found here. Kelly has figured out I always have questions on the legal side, too.

    Since the answers to the questions such as those above are probably not going to come out in this portion of the trial, people may just be over it, but I still wonder about a lot of things. Maybe our fearless leader could set up a separate portion so the old doesn’t clog up the new, if only a few were interested?.

  22. sweetiepie says:

    Dalia Dippolito But I don’t know when the second trial will be scheduled, so keep it in mind for the future.

  23. cecelia says:

    anybody been following the Kornegay case out of floriDUH? 15 yo Ariel shot her (abuser/molester/jailer/torturer) 16 yo brother while the vile birth vessel and seed donor were out on the road? i find very little info on this one.
    sounds like the SA isn’t going to press charges (if she cooperates with investigators??) trying to terminate the “parents” rights.
    i wanna know how things go for those girls…
    and i still want 2 coffee mugs! 🙂

  24. margaret says:

    I am with those of you that do not want trials about children. I tried to watch the richardson trial, but could not. What that man did to that child was so heartbreaking, I could’t get it out of my mind and would cry every time I thought about it. The Prosecutor told the jurors in opening statements that after the trial was over ,they would never be the same, he was so right. I just still want her mother to be punished for leaving that baby with him. The beautiful babies name was Teagan. I will never forget her.

    • Lori g says:

      Ooh Margaret , I remember that. They only live streamed opening/closing statements around here. He deserves a slow, painful death several times over

  25. Mary says:

    I agree, Margaret, that case haunts me to this day…. How could his grandmother be in the house, not far from the shed and know they were there alone…I woke up crying several times during that trial….he was truly EVIL….more evil than Jodi…

  26. Thelma Pottorff says:

    Love your Blog! You truly put the wit and humor into an otherwise tragic event.

  27. Irenie says:

    What about Greg Graf ( murdered his step daughter Jessica Padgett) then had (and filmed) sex with her dead body. Should be going to trial soon.

    • renaes24 says:

      Oh dear God! That’s cold!

      • reallybigmeandog says:

        I heard we are getting minus 30 off of lake erie. NOT A FAN. FUCKITY FUCK. I hate cold. I hate cold.

      • renaes24 says:

        It’s already -25 with the wind chill. going down to -30 tonight AND all day tomorrow. Hope doggie can hold for a L O N G time. I have to ‘go across’ tomorrow…..all I need if for the car to break down in that weather and I am done like a (frozen) turkey

    • Wow, I dunno. I am kinda squeamish when it comes to cases that are just too icky; I also cannot take it when the cases involve little kids.
      I really enjoy a provocative trial with infidelity, a love triangle, or murder for hire and $$$.
      Trials I have become obsessed with are Betty Broderick, Sandy Murphy, Scott Peterson, Michael Peterson, Drew Peterson… out for guys named “Peterson.”
      This JA trial has set the bar kinda high though; it has so many things and photos to boot!

      • reallybigmeandog says:

        I agree Linda. I don’t have a problem with gross trials, it’s the ones where kids are raped, murdered whatever that I have an issue with. I hate children being hurt.

    • Ruthanne says:

      Oh Kelly, I was complaining about my -10 tomorrow, I can’t imagine where you are. UGH! I hope you’re staying warm!

  28. Revisiting an old one sounds kinda fun too.
    Whatever you guys decide; I’m not familiar with upcoming cases. I guess I better do some research.
    But I do want to order two mugs so I can settle in at my laptop with a couple of lovely beverages during the next trial.

  29. I also meant to ask if you guys can feel the desperation rolling off the DT more than usual this week.
    Yes, this trial is definitely winding down; I was shocked to read that JSS actually said, “This trial needs finished!”

  30. Irenie says:

    Sorry the trial with Greg Graf I was talking about is not about a child- his step daughter was 33 years old when he killed her.

  31. Hmmm…what to do with my time till JA trial starts up again next week…
    I could do some laundry, run the dishwasher…nah. I’m not supposed to lift anything too heavy for a few weeks.
    I think I’ll watch “Along Came Jodi” again from the Dateline site instead.

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