Prosecutor Samson Weah regarded the witness with a cunning eye.“What happened afterward, Joe Boyd?”“He told me that if he had his way, I would be dead.”“Why?”The witness grimaced, and said, “Because he said I was following his wife.”“Did you?”“No.”The prosecutor’s smile was triumphant, and sweeping his head away from the spectators, said, “Boyd, what happened on the first weekend of May?”Smiling, the witness said, “I met the Dorothy Toe when I came out of a pharmacy store.“She called my name and when I turned to look, she was standing with a smile on her face.“Then she said she wanted to speak with me. I went closer to her and she said she had lost money to buy food for her son and wanted me to help if I could.“I thought about it and felt the need to help since she had approached me on the issue. It was not that I was really interested in spending money that easy.”A murmur swept across the courtroom.The prosecutor said, “What happened next, Boyd?”With still a smile at the corner of his mouth, the witness said, “I pulled out a wad of bills and took out Ld500 and handed it to her.“She told me how great she was to have met me, and even explained that since I moved in the area, she had had some admiration for me.”“Like a secret admirer?”The witness smiled, and said, “That kind.”“How did you feel then?”“Well,” the witness said, “I’m a man and when someone is admiring me secretly, I felt a bit good.”The prosecutor smiled.“She did suggest something to you, didn’t she?”Folding his hands and releasing them, the witness said, “Yes, she gave me the indication she was interested in a form of relationship.”“Did you know she was married?”“No,” the witness said, “but I knew she had a child.”“Ok,” the prosecutor said, “then what happened?”“I told her I was surprised that a beautiful woman like her was still a spinster.“She smiled and said she was waiting for the right man.“When I asked her about the father of her child, she played my question down and said rather that it was a mistake she made in her life.”“Did you really believe her?”“Of course,” the witness said, “for I did not put any word in her mouth.“I then suggested to her that since she was a single woman and I was also a single man, I think the chemistry was perfect.” The courtroom exploded into a mild laughter, and Judge Thomas Moore answered with his gavel to restore calm, and with the statement, “The court will not hesitate to hold any spectator contempt and therefore the court insists that spectators must behave as proceedings continue.”“Thanks, Your Honor,” the prosecutor said, and returning to the witness, said, “With a correct chemistry, you decided to do what?”With a smile wedged at the corner of his mouth, the witness shifted his position and said, “We planned to meet and that same evening, we met at a local drinking spot.“Later I realized that a man that had come with her identified himself as Willie Jones was, in fact, the man she was living with.”“What did Willie Jones tell you about his relationship with Dorothy Toe?”The witness hesitated and said, “He told me he was her brother.”“Tell the court what occurred one week after your meeting.”Folding his hands, the witness adjusted his position and throwing his head back, said, “He came to me with a request for USD500.”“What was the reason for his request?”The witness said, “He said he needed the money to take care of some business, though he did not explain the nature of the business.”“What did you tell him?”“I told him I did not have that much.”“What was his response?”The witness said, “It was then that he began to threaten me, accusing me of going after his woman, and when I asked him about it and he mentioned Dorothy Toe’s name, and I was shocked.”“Did anything intimately take place between you and Dorothy Toe?”“Yes,” the witness said, in a low tone of voice, as spectators craned their ears to listen to his answer, murmurings of excitement.“Mr. Boyd, did you kill Willie Jones or did you have any intention to do him any harm?”“No,” the witness said, “I did not,” and turning away to regard defense counsel Jason Doe, the prosecutor said, “Your Witness.”“You did not kill Willie Jones?”“No.”“But you an affair with the woman he introduced you to as his sister?”“Yes.”“And Willie Jones had come to you to credit USD500?”“Yes.”“But according to your testimony,” the lawyer said, “he wanted the USD500 to do a business that he did not tell you?”“Yes.”“And according to your testimony, when you refused to grant his request, only then that he began to accuse you and threaten you?”The witness shifted his position and said, “Actually, it was not the first time he had come to me for help. I remember two days after we had met, I gave him a USD50.”“What was the objective of the USD50?”“To help him.”“Did he ask for the money or anymore at all?”“No,” the witness said, “he did not ask.”“Do you have the habit of dishing out money to people you meet?” Suddenly, the prosecutor was on his feet.“Your Honor,” he said, “it does not matter for a man to do good even if he is not asked, and counsel is finding a way for the witness to contradict himself on the good that he had done to a man who turned out to be the cause of another’s murder.”Judge Thomas Moore, who had been following the proceedings, lowered his glasses beyond his nose, and glaring at the defense counsel said, “Does counsel have any defense?”In a swift counter, Jason Doe frowning, gazed at the direction of the judge and said, “Your Honor, the situation demands a careful discovery of information from the witness on what could be the inherent motive behind the eventual murder of the decedent.“I suspect some justifying conditions that apparently led to the eventual murder of the decedent that can only be understood by considering the motive of the witness.”“Very well,” Judge Moore said, “you may continue with your cross-examination.”“By your testimony, it means that you encountered the decedent at least on a number of occasions?”“Two that I can remember.”“And at each of the occasions, he was civil in his approach to you?”“Yes,” the witness said, “it was only after he found out what had been going on with Dorothy that set him up to crash out.”“On one of the occasions,” the lawyer said, “particularly after you testified he had explained about his relationship with Dorothy Toe, did it occur to you that he was not being truthful?”“Yes,” he said, “but at some point, I did not want to argue since I realized that woman was too big a person not to know what she wanted in life.”“And it did not suggest to you that the man that had come with her once in your meeting was expendable?”“Objected to as not proper cross-examination, reaching to a conclusion,” the prosecutor yelled.“Sustained,” Judge Moore said.Jason Doe leisurely crossed over to the defense table and after a brief consultation with Janet Lovebird, his private secretary returned to the witness.Smiling, the lawyer said, “When Dorothy Toe, according to your testimony gave the indication she was interested in a relationship with you she did not suggest that Willie Jones should be done away with?”“No.”“She also did not suggest that you should elope to another city or town?”“No.”“But by your admission, she claimed that she was a single woman and you also were single and actually would it not have been nice for both of you?”“Well…I am the man and I did not want to venture into that area.”“Did it come into your discussions after all?”“Yes,” the witness said, “it came at two times.”“Now, suppose the suggestion to elope was worth considering, it did not imply that someone had to die to get that achieved, right?”“Yes.”“However,” the lawyer moved in from another angle, “could you tell this court how it occurred that a woman who was willing to elope with you would turn around to murder the man she was willing to run away from?”“She apparently had her own motive.”“Could it be a motive that you apparently suggested?”“No.”“But at some point, you wanted her for yourself?”“That’s a fact for all men.”“But then you apparently realized she was with someone, Willie Jones in this case?”“Though I wanted her for myself…but…but…”“Why are you hesitating?”“I’m trying to form my words correctly.”“Have you formed them now?”“I need a little bit of time.”“How much time?”“A time…I’m still getting your question clearly in my mind.”“Go ahead and get it I’m waiting.”The witness mopped his face with a white handkerchief, readjusted himself and stared moodily at the lawyer.The lawyer turned his gaze to his client, defendant Dorothy Toe, whose tear-filled eyes, spoke nothing but the humiliation of having been accused of her husband’s murder. The preliminary trial was getting to its end, and though she had endured some of the most horrible scathing remarks against a woman whose life had been strangled by the murder of a man she had loved with all her life.She knew she was done, even if justice prevailed and she was pronounced innocent of the crime. Though she was unable to even imagine how life had been ruined with all the publicity, it could be that she would be able to remake her life. It was a hard equation, but the most painful part was the insinuation by the plaintiff that a loving wife would turn to murder and put her life in jeopardy.Her thoughts were interrupted when Jason Doe said, “How much more time do you need?”“I hate it when you shoot questions out to me like that.”“Ok,” the lawyer said, “you wanted the woman for yourself and were prepared to eliminate any competitor, wasn’t that so?”“It’s more than that.”“Which means what?”“It was a form of frustration for me.”The lawyer turned swiftly to stare at Judge Moore, who also could not help but gave a deep frown, and address the court, “This is one of the cases that has exposed a man’s desire to use illegal means to achieve what he did not have and while the human mind is capable of inducing actions, the court finds it intriguing that on many times, people behave irrationally.“It makes little sense for one man to maneuver to get rid of another when the chances are that there are many other human beings that fill in the same position.“But we live in a different time and it makes sense to predict that man stands at the threshold of making the world better or unworthy and hence the search for justice demands a more vigorous campaign.“With the hope that somewhere in our mind man will be able to agree to be satisfied and leave others alone, and therefore the trial is concluded and the witness held for further prosecution and the defendant ordered released.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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The Gators were down 22-4 in the first half and 42-31 at the break. Alabama (18-7, 5-6) dropped to 1-5 on the road in conference. (24-2, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) at Minnesota 62 Alando Tucker tallied 29 points for the Badgers (25-2, 11-1), who maintained their tie for first place in the Big Ten. No. 8 Memphis 69, at Tulsa 52 Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 20 points as Memphis (22-3, 12-0 Conference USA) won its 14th game in a row. No. 9 Kansas 75, at Colorado 46 The Jayhawks (22-4, 9-2 Big 12) had little trouble dispatching the Buffaloes (6-15, 2-9), whom they’ve lost to just once in their last 37 games. No. 10 Washington State 65, at Washington 61 Taylor Rochestie scored a season-high 16 points off the bench to lift the Cougars. No. 11 Nevada 68, at San Jose State 60 Nick Fazekas collected 20 points and 10 rebounds for his 16th double-double of the season to lead the Wolf Pack . At DePaul 72, No. 12 Marquette 67 Sammy Mejia tossed in 18 points to lead the Blue Demons to the upset over the Golden Eagles (21-6, 8-4 Big East). At No. 17 Air Force 69, Utah 43 Nick Welch tied a career high with 20 points and the Falcons extended their home winning streak to 29 games. Duke 78, at No. 21 Boston College 70 Josh McRoberts had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Blue Devils avoid their first five-game losing streak in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 27-year tenure. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida only was as good as its point guard against Alabama. Taurean Green scored 20 points in the second half and the Gators overcame an 18-point deficit to beat the 25th-ranked Crimson Tide 76-67 on Wednesday night and extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games. No. 2 Ohio State 64, at Penn State 62 Greg Oden had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Buckeyes hold off the Nittany Lions for their 10th consecutive win. The Buckeyes (23-3, 11-1 Big Ten) had led 40-19 at the half and by as many as 25 in the second half. No. 3 Wisconsin 75,
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Naomh Brid GAA Club and the Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge raised an astonishing €12,310.00 for the Donegal Hospice, the club announced today.From the initial meeting with the title sponsor Paul Diver of the Sandhouse Hotel, to their discussions with the other sponsors: Abrakebabra Letterkenny, DMG Motors, TG Tunnelling, 3D Personnel, Dew Drop Inn Laghey, Cllr. Sean Mc Eniff and E&J Oil Services Ltd, everyone was more than willing to come on board in support of the club and Donegal Hospice. Also it was great that throughout the challenge that we were able to raise awareness of the “Opt for Life” movement being spearheaded by Joe Brolly. During the weekend of the challenge itself bucket collections were carried out by 63 club volunteers in 11 towns and villages along the route to Clones. Naomh Brid GAA Club and the Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge are very happy to announce that in total €12,310.00 was raised for Donegal Hospice.“We would like to thank those who helped or contributed in making this a reality,” said Michael Quinn from the club. SOLO CHALLENGERS HAND OVER MASSIVE €12K CHEQUE TO DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: August 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SOLO CHALLENGERS HAND OVER MASSIVE €12K CHEQUE TO DONEGAL HOSPICE
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, ruled Thursday that the Colombian cyclist, Maria Luisa Calle, should be restored as the bronze winner because she did not take the banned stimulant she tested positive for in Athens. Mirabella, from La Habra, and American cycling officials sounded baffled and stunned by the news. Erin Mirabella got her Olympic medal after some controversy, and may lose it in the same fashion. The American cyclist, who learned at the closing ceremonies of last summer’s Athens Games that she was placed third in the women’s track points race following the disqualification of a Colombian competitor, is apparently about to have that bronze medal taken away. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Nobody has told me anything,” Mirabella told The AP in a telephone interview from her California home. “I’ve seen the articles that are out there. I’ve heard nothing from USA Cycling, the International Olympic Committee, nobody. Nobody has contacted me and I don’t know what is happening.” Calle’s third-place finish made her the first Colombian to win an Olympic cycling medal. Days later, the IOC disqualified her for taking the prohibited stimulant heptaminol, found in a post-race urine sample. Calle denied taking the stimulant, insisting she took an anti-migraine pill called Neo-Saldina hours before the race. She blamed that drug, prescribed by a team doctor, for the heptaminol reading. “I’m nervous and very happy that I will finally receive the medal that I fought so hard to win in the Olympics,” the 36-year-old Calle said in her hometown of Medellin. CAS said Neo-Saldina contains isometheptene, a substance which transforms into heptaminol during laboratory analyses. Isometheptene was not banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency for the Athens Games. “We respect the CAS decision,” IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies said. “The IOC had acted at the time based on advice from WADA that the substance (heptaminol) was prohibited.” The issue will be discussed at next week’s IOC executive board meeting in Lausanne. The board is expected to ratify the CAS decision and restore Calle’s medal. In September 2004, USA Cycling officials surprised Mirabella with the medal while she vacationed with her husband in Breckenridge, Colo. The formal presentation came at the national track championships in Texas later that month. It remained in her possession Thursday, and in a letter to readers of her Web site last year when she detailed the controversy surrounding the disqualification debacle, she said “No one can take that away from me.” USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee said the nation’s governing body had not been formally told that Mirabella must forfeit the medal. A call placed the U.S. Olympic Committee’s offices was not immediately returned. “Right now, I think I want to get the facts,” Mirabella said. “I don’t want to say too much until we get more information. I need to get some real information.” If Mirabella eventually loses the medal, it will mean the United States won only three in Athens, matching what the American bike contingent did in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney four years later. Mirabella’s was the only U.S. medal from a track race; the others were claimed by Tyler Hamilton (gold), Dede Barry (silver), and Bobby Julich (bronze) in the road race time trials. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Union minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday faced massive protests and was asked to go back by a group of people when he reached South 24 Parganas to take a stock of the situation in cyclone ‘Bulbul’-hit areas.Mr. Supriyo, who said on Tuesday that he had been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the cyclone-affected areas in West Bengal, claimed that the agitators were activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). Shortly after he reached Namkhana, one of the worst- affected areas, protesters stopped his convoy and showed him black flags. The Union minister, despite clarifying that he was in the district to look into the ground-level situation, was asked to go back by the protesters.“I knew I would face protests during my visit (to cyclone-hit areas). The agitators were all TMC activists,” Mr. Supriyo said.