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Murder In Moscow: The Goncalves Family Slams Kohberger's Team For Playing The Delay Game (5/6/24)

Murder In Moscow:  The Goncalves Family Slams Kohberger's Team For Playing The Delay Game (5/6/24)
6 de may. de 2024 · 12m 49s

Capital murder trials are typically more lengthy and complex than other criminal trials due to several reasons: - Severity of the Charges: Capital murder trials involve the most serious of...

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Capital murder trials are typically more lengthy and complex than other criminal trials due to several reasons:
  1. Severity of the Charges: Capital murder trials involve the most serious of crimes, often resulting in the death penalty or life imprisonment. Given the gravity of the consequences, the legal process is meticulously thorough to ensure justice is served.
  2. Scrutiny and Due Process: The Constitution guarantees due process for all individuals, but the stakes are especially high in capital cases. Every aspect of the trial, from jury selection to evidence presentation to sentencing, undergoes intense scrutiny to minimize the risk of error and ensure fairness.
  3. Special Legal Procedures: Capital cases often involve specialized legal procedures that aren't present in other criminal trials. For instance, jury selection may be more rigorous, and there may be separate sentencing phases where jurors must weigh aggravating and mitigating factors.
  4. Complex Evidence and Witnesses: Capital cases frequently involve complex evidence such as forensic analysis, expert testimony, and multiple witnesses. Sorting through this evidence and presenting it in a clear and understandable manner to the jury takes time.
  5. Appeals Process: Capital cases are more likely to be appealed due to their severity. This means that even after the trial is concluded, the legal process may continue for years as appeals are heard by higher courts.
  6. Emotional Impact: The emotional toll of capital cases on everyone involved—victims' families, defendants, jurors, and legal professionals—can also prolong the trial. Emotions run high, and this can lead to delays as individuals cope with the stress and trauma of the proceedings.
  7. Legal Resources: Both the prosecution and defense teams in capital cases often have access to extensive legal resources to build their cases and defend their positions. This can lead to prolonged pre-trial motions, investigations, and legal wrangling.

While all that might be true, it doesn't make it any easier for the Goncalves family, who continue to question the process and the many, many delays.   In this episode, we hear from the Goncalves family who share their feelings on the latest salvo of court filings to hit the docket.  




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source:

‘This case is turning into a hamster wheel’: Family of slain University of Idaho student frustrated at pace of murder trial | CNN
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