Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Mechele Linehan: Wins Appeal
at 12:22 PM
There is more breaking news today. Mechele Linehan's conviction was overturned says CBS's Crimesider. The courts have ruled that two key pieces of evidence presented at trial should have not been allowed. From Crimesider:
The first was a letter, apparently written by Leppink to his parents, that said in the event of his untimely death "Mechele, John or Scott were probably the people or persons that probably killed me. Do me another favor, make sure Mechele goes to jail for a long time."I shared my thoughts about Mechele Linehan in 2008 after seeing her talk to 48 Hours. Nothing about her behavior supports honesty, if you ask me. I hope the next trial puts her right back where she belongs. I personally believe woman is a danger to society.
...The second piece of evidence that the court ruled inappropriate was the testimony of Lora Aspiotis, a former stripper who worked with Linehan at the time of the murder. She testified that Linehan's favorite movie was "The Last Seduction" where a woman convinces another man to kill her husband for $1 million and gets away with it. Aspiotis testified that Linehan said the female protagonist was her hero and she wanted to be just like her.
By the way, one of Mechele Linehan's fiances posted a comment on my blog. Scott Hilke wrote the following about my thoughts of Mechele (3rd page in comment section), "Having known Mechele Hughes Linehan intimately for a number of years (I'm the "fiance" that isn't dead or in jail for the rest of his life) I would say your observations are spot on."
Thanks, Kirsten, for the update.