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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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“Guilty”

The jury in the Linda Henning murder trial found her guilty Friday of murdering Girly Chew Hossencofft. Henning could become the first woman executed in New Mexico since the 19th century. That’s because the jury convicted her of “felony” murder and kidnapping. Those two components make her eligible for a death sentence in New Mexico, […]

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Henning’s fate now with jury

(Albuquerque) 415 Roma Northwest is where Linda Henning has lived for three years now. 24-hours a day. Seven days a week. But she is quite likely to leave the Bernalillo County Detention Center within days. The question: Is Henning destined for the even stricter confines of a New Mexico prison or is she about to […]

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Linda Henning's attorney Gary Mitchell (2nd from right) asks Detective Michael Fox (center) to inspect Girly Chew Hossencofft’s shorts for any sign of a missing button, specifically any loose thread. Also pictured, Court TV’s photographer and prosecutor Paul Spiers.

Defense challenges evidence

(Albuquerque) It hinted of Johnny Cochran challenging the glove in the O.J. Simpson case; Gary Mitchell scrutinising a pair of shorts Wednesday which belonged to Girly Chew Hossencofft. While standing directly before the jury box, Mitchell asked lead detective Michael Fox to inspect the shorts. Mitchell challenged the detective to locate any loose piece of […]

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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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