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Miller pleads guilty to three counts of attempted tampering

(Albuquerque) The trial of William “Bill” Miller ended before it ever reached opening statements. Jury selection was interrupted with a surprise development; a plea bargain. Mr. Miller pleaded guilty this morning to three misdemeanor counts of attempted tampering with evidence. Direct links to media stories on Miller plea bargain Albuquerque Journal story:

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Jury selection underway in Miller trial

(Albuquerque) A panel of 50 prospective jurors convened in State District Court Judge Richard Knowles’ courtroom at 1:30 Monday afternoon as the process of selecting a jury (voix dire) began in the case of State of New Mexico vs. William “Bill” Miller. When the day began, Mr. Miller was facing five counts of evidence tampering […]

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The defense rests

Closing arguments scheduled to begin Friday morning (Albuquerque) After calling just two witnesses, the defense rested its case Wednesday in the Linda Henning murder trial. The trial takes a day off Thursday while the attorneys and judge meet to discuss jury instructions and other “housekeeping” matters. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Friday morning. The […]

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The Ninja Sword sold to Diazien Hossencofft on September 9, 1999.

Ninja sword a focal point

(Albuquerque) From the bottom of the handle to its very tip it measures 38-inches; the Ninja sword that prosecutors believe is connected to the murder of Girly Chew Hossencofft. Jurors charged with deciding whether or not Linda Henning murdered Ms. Hossencofft got their first look at the sword Friday morning. Police discovered the sword in […]

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Two unidentified friends of Linda Henning are seated in the courtroom to offer her their support.

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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A small fraction of the paperwork in the Henning case appears before the defendant and her attorney.

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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