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Doctor who evaluated Henning at center of Yates controversy

AUDIO Phone interview with Gary Mitchell regarding Texas Court of Appeals ruling that reversed murder convictions against Andrea Yates.   A Texas Court of Appeals last week threw out the murder convictions against Andrea Yates, the woman accused of drowning her children in a bathtub. The court found that state’s witness Dr. Park Elliot Dietz, a forensic […]

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Henning’s sentence: 73 years

  (Albuquerque) Linda Henning has spent three and half years behind bars waiting to learn her fate. The answer finally came from District Court Judge W. John Brennan on Friday, April 18, 2003. Brennan sentenced the convicted murderer to a life sentence plus 43 years. In New Mexico, a life sentence is 30 years. Last […]

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Judge delays Henning sentencing for 60-days

Orders psychological evaluation   (Albuquerque) Judge W. John Brennan Thursday ordered Linda Henning to undergo a psychological evaluation before he imposes his final sentencing upon her. Henning faces anywhere from 30-to-83 years in prison for the murder of Girly Chew Hossencofft and several other crimes connected to the case. Brennan told Henning that he believes […]

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Jim Brown served as the jury foreman in the LInda Henning trial. This photo of a television monitor shows Brown speaking with KOB-TV's Mark Horner in an exclusive interview broadcast during a 10pm newscast on Wednesday, October 30, 2002.

Jury foreman sheds light on Henning verdict

He also expresses concern regarding NM law (Albuquerque) Jim Brown says the jury in the Linda Henning murder trial carefully followed the letter-of-the-law when measuring her guilt or innocence. He should know. Brown was the jury’s foreman. The jury convicted Henning of felony murder and several other crimes. But one senses Brown has mixed feelings […]

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The Stephen Zachary letter

The following letter is written by Stephen Zachary, a longtime friend of Linda Henning. Zachary says he reached-out to protect Henning from Hossencofft. It is my understanding that his overtures displeased Henning and she became so angry with him, she eventually disassociated herself from him. Zachary writes the letter to Judge W. John Brennan, who […]

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Jury rejects death penalty

(Albuquerque) As Linda Henning began her walk out of the courtroom late Tuesday afternoon, I asked her if she cared to make a statement about the decision just handed-down by the jury in her murder trial. The jury of 12 men and women unanimously rejected the death penalty, declaring that the aggravating circumstances necessary to […]

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