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Capital murder trial focuses
on police dog evidence

ABC News [KTRK, Houston, TX], by Katie McCall

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/21/2013 11:32:38 AM

HOUSTON -- Cadaver dog experts took the stand Tuesday, testifying in the capital murder trial of Mona Nelson -- a woman accused of killing a 12-year-old boy. They were specifically addressing bloody carpet that investigators say was found in Nelson´s home. (Snip) Nelson is charged with capital murder of 12-year-old Jonathan Foster, who was killed in December 2010. After telling another detective that her truck was the same one shown on surveillance video at the scene where the boy´s burned body was dumped (Snip) Sgt. Harris testified, "She has a big crocodile tear coming down her face. She´s saying that

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If such a thing were conceivabe, this crime--murder and defacement of the body by blowtorch--is more appalling than what was done by the three "bored" teenagers to the Australian baseball player in Oklahoma. There is real evil afoot in the world today, and about all one can do is to try to avoid it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/21/2013 12:54:04 PM     (No. 9484394)

Neither the somewhat anodyne headline nor the restrained text of the article conveys the sheer horror of this murder, in which a 12-year-old boy was tied up and roasted to a charred black humanoid form with an acetylene torch. As one of the video links relates, no accelerant was used. The killer just turned her torch him. The defendant is a welder, and there´s plenty of circumstantial evidence, all of which points to her. And yes, this was a black on white crime, probably the most cruel murder imaginable. Of course, the State of Texas is not shy about carrying out capital punishment.

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