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Hossencofft likely to testify this week

(Albuquerque) Convicted murderer Diazien Hossencofft is likely to testify in the Linda Henning murder trial this week. Henning’s legal team has prepared a Motion to Transport Hossencofft from the State Penitentiary in Santa Fe to the Bernalillo County Detention Center in Albuquerque so that he may testify Thursday at 9 am. The motion arrived at …

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Three years later, a first look at victim’s bloodied clothing

Sensational testimony also emerges (Albuquerque) After three years of hearing about a mysterious tarp containing Girly Chew Hossencofft’s blood-stained clothing, it was displayed for all to see in court Wednesday morning. The State made the dramatic presentation, revealing Ms. Hossencofft’s bloody blouse, her shorts and her panties. Prosecutors Paul Spiers and Jack Burkhead carefully unfolded …

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Henning trial underway

A day for opening arguments and five witnesses (Albuquerque) Presumably beginning with a blank canvas, the jury in the Linda Henning murder trial Tuesday witnessed two drastically different attempts at painting a picture of the defendant who, if convicted, could become the first woman sentenced to death in New Mexico since the 1800’s. Prosecutor Paul …

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Jury selected in Henning case

Trial set to begin Tuesday (Albuquerque) Thursday’s final round of questions from defense attorneys to about 50 prospective jurors in the Linda Henning murder trial ventured into now-familiar territory: Extraterrestrial beings. “Does anyone here believe life exists in outer space?” asked Henning attorney Monica Baca. Two people quickly spoke-up, stating that it’s likely that some …

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Linda Henning in court on September 26, 2002.
Linda Henning in court on September 26, 2002.

Jury selection underway in Henning trial

(Albuquerque) The task of selecting a jury in the murder trial of Linda Henning began in New Mexico’s Second Judicial District Court Monday. Prior to bringing in prospective jurors for questioning, members of the media were allowed inside the room for a photo opportunity. Judge John Brennan says he’d like to see a jury selected …

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