Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Adam Saleh Found Guilty
at 7:23 PM
Adam Saleh was accused and later charged with murdering an aspiring young model, Julie Popovich. Popovich disappeared from a college campus night club and was found three weeks later in a farmer's field near Hoover Reservoir in Ohio.
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Marie K. wrote the following :Thanks for your comment, Marie. I didn't know the verdict came in! I have been watching what little snippets I could find about this trial online because I've been getting comments this week, and I knew the jury was in deliberation, but I didn't know a verdict had arrived.
You got another one. Adam Saleh was found guilty today on all counts but the most serious aggravated murder charge. He's getting 38 to life in prison. While there wasn't any physical evidence to link him to the crime, he made efforts to establish a false alibi, which, when discovered, convinced the jury of his guilt. I no longer disbelieve that lies can be discovered through body language.
Back in early February of 2006, another reader of mine asked for my opinion on this story. There was a good video of Saleh online. Saleh talked to a news reporter because he was detained for another charge that was subsequently dropped. Saleh talked on and on and on, and acted like he was a at a tea party instead of being questioned about a murder. It was clear he liked attention. It was also clear he was very intelligent. I gave my opinion and wrote about it here.
I had no knowledge about any of the facts in this case because at that time, Saleh was not charged with anything. Then slowly over time, Saleh was arrested and some facts came out. I wrote an update on it last summer. It didn't look good for Saleh, but I like all of you, I watched eagerly at the edge of my chair wonder what the facts would ultimately support.
Would they support an honest person or would they support a liar? I believed Saleh's actions, behavior, and expressions supported that he was lying, and I think the facts that came out in court clearly showed for everyone that Saleh was in fact lying.
Justice was thankfully served today for the Popovich family.
I called another person accurately as Marie says above by spotting deception before any facts were known. I will add Adam Saleh's name on my list. That makes my total accurate calls NINE right to ZERO wrong (or 11 to zero if you count all three in the Duke University rape case).
Do know that I don't add people in court cases unless I believe a reasonable person can clearly see the truth in a trial. Given the fact that Saleh, in the end, asked an undercover cop to give him an alibi -- I think that speaks for itself. (With the Mary Winkler case, while I still don't believe her, not everyone sees it so hence she is not on my list).
Here is an article on Saleh's conviction.