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Martin Grimes on Bianca Jones case - UPDATE

Post  Karen on Tue 4 Dec - 8:48

‎The most interesting bit in red!
UPDATE:
‎12/3/2012: Missing Bianca Jones Murder Case Update: Father sentenced to life: Detroit, Michigan: D'Andre Lane insisted Monday that he didn't murder or abuse hi
s missing toddler daughter and called a judge a "liar" for ordering him to prison for life. "I did not murder my child. I did not abuse my child. I love my children, all of them," said Lane of Detroit in his plea to Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda R. Evans before she imposed the sentence. "My daughter is alive. She's missing, she will be found. We will correct every wrong that's taken place in this system." The 32-year-old Detroit man was convicted in October of felony murder and child abuse in the Dec. 2, 2011, death of Bianca Jones. Prosecutors say the father of seven paddled the 2-year-old to death over a bed-wetting incident, disposed of her body at an incinerator and fabricated a carjacking to cover up the crime.

Evans, before she imposed the mandatory minimum penalty, told Lane he used "sex, manipulation, mental abuse and excessive discipline" to control those around him.

"It was your way or the highway," she said. "That poor child — your child, Mr. Lane — you destroyed mentally and ultimately physically … you will now pay with your own life."

The remarks got even more heated when Lane began addressing Evans by her first name, repeatedly calling her "Vonda" and saying "you're a liar" as he was being escorted from the courtroom.

Lane's attorney, Terry L. Johnson, said his client lashed out because he's "upset" and "emotional."

"It was out of character…he was just sentenced to life in prison," Johnson told reporters after the hearing.

Johnson, moments earlier, had urged the judge to grant Lane a new trial, saying there was no evidence to support the conviction, which was a "trial by media," he said.

Lane's defense team at the trial contended that prosecution couldn't prove the father of seven children from seven different women abused or killed Bianca since her body hasn't been found.

Lane has claimed Bianca was in the back seat of his 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis that December morning when he was approached by armed carjackers near Brush Street and Grand River. The car was recovered shortly after, but the girl was not inside. Lane did not call 911.

Bianca's mother, Banika Jones, also addressed the court Monday, saying she was "cheated" by the justice system.

"They never looked for my daughter," she claimed. "They never really cared, they only wanted evidence and a conviction and to close out the case without solving it.

"I want the court to know they made a mistake, and I intend to correct it."

But Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb said the people responsible for caring for Bianca failed and that the jury returned a "correct" verdict.

At trial, Lane's housemates testified that the child had been disciplined with a hard stick wrapped in duct tape in the overnight hours prior to her disappearance.

Lane, in a five-hour videotaped interview with police, admitted he disciplined the child with the stick and said Bianca hadn't slept well after she fell out of bed and hit her head around 1 a.m. He claimed he then used the stick to keep her up.

A contentious piece of evidence in the circumstantial case was testimony from forensic canine expert Martin Grime whose cadaver-sniffing dog allegedly hit on human decomposition in Lane's car and Mitchell Street home two days after Bianca went missing.

Johnson attacked the relatively new scientific method, noting Grime admitted there's no methodology to confirm the response — barking — is accurate when nothing is recovered.


Jurors deliberated for more than seven hours before reaching a verdict in the monthlong trial.

Johnson said Monday that an appeals attorney is expected to review Lane's case.

Moderators I please merge if necessary.

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Re: Martin Grimes on Bianca Jones case - UPDATE

Post  Loopdaloop on Tue 4 Dec - 21:37

Karen wrote:‎The most interesting bit in red!
UPDATE:
‎12/3/2012: Missing Bianca Jones Murder Case Update: Father sentenced to life: Detroit, Michigan: D'Andre Lane insisted Monday that he didn't murder or abuse hi
s missing toddler daughter and called a judge a "liar" for ordering him to prison for life. "I did not murder my child. I did not abuse my child. I love my children, all of them," said Lane of Detroit in his plea to Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda R. Evans before she imposed the sentence. "My daughter is alive. She's missing, she will be found. We will correct every wrong that's taken place in this system." The 32-year-old Detroit man was convicted in October of felony murder and child abuse in the Dec. 2, 2011, death of Bianca Jones. Prosecutors say the father of seven paddled the 2-year-old to death over a bed-wetting incident, disposed of her body at an incinerator and fabricated a carjacking to cover up the crime.

Evans, before she imposed the mandatory minimum penalty, told Lane he used "sex, manipulation, mental abuse and excessive discipline" to control those around him.

"It was your way or the highway," she said. "That poor child — your child, Mr. Lane — you destroyed mentally and ultimately physically … you will now pay with your own life."

The remarks got even more heated when Lane began addressing Evans by her first name, repeatedly calling her "Vonda" and saying "you're a liar" as he was being escorted from the courtroom.

Lane's attorney, Terry L. Johnson, said his client lashed out because he's "upset" and "emotional."

"It was out of character…he was just sentenced to life in prison," Johnson told reporters after the hearing.

Johnson, moments earlier, had urged the judge to grant Lane a new trial, saying there was no evidence to support the conviction, which was a "trial by media," he said.

Lane's defense team at the trial contended that prosecution couldn't prove the father of seven children from seven different women abused or killed Bianca since her body hasn't been found.

Lane has claimed Bianca was in the back seat of his 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis that December morning when he was approached by armed carjackers near Brush Street and Grand River. The car was recovered shortly after, but the girl was not inside. Lane did not call 911.

Bianca's mother, Banika Jones, also addressed the court Monday, saying she was "cheated" by the justice system.

"They never looked for my daughter," she claimed. "They never really cared, they only wanted evidence and a conviction and to close out the case without solving it.

"I want the court to know they made a mistake, and I intend to correct it."

But Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb said the people responsible for caring for Bianca failed and that the jury returned a "correct" verdict.

At trial, Lane's housemates testified that the child had been disciplined with a hard stick wrapped in duct tape in the overnight hours prior to her disappearance.

Lane, in a five-hour videotaped interview with police, admitted he disciplined the child with the stick and said Bianca hadn't slept well after she fell out of bed and hit her head around 1 a.m. He claimed he then used the stick to keep her up.

A contentious piece of evidence in the circumstantial case was testimony from forensic canine expert Martin Grime whose cadaver-sniffing dog allegedly hit on human decomposition in Lane's car and Mitchell Street home two days after Bianca went missing.

Johnson attacked the relatively new scientific method, noting Grime admitted there's no methodology to confirm the response — barking — is accurate when nothing is recovered.


Jurors deliberated for more than seven hours before reaching a verdict in the monthlong trial.

Johnson said Monday that an appeals attorney is expected to review Lane's case.

Moderators I please merge if necessary.

Where there is no evidence of anything, you can't prove anything.
However, in the Mccann's case there was fluids... and enough dna markers to be re-examined if they were not all lost....

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