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Nov 7, 2011

3rd strangulation trial for Wesley Emmanuel

Wesley Emmanuel

Twenty-five year old Wesley Emmanuel has been tried twice for the June 2008 murder of Emigdio Gomez and he will now go through a third trial. A jury of twelve persons deliberated until seven-thirty-five p.m. on Friday night and could not come to a decision. The hung jury resulted in a retrial being ordered by Justice Adolph Lucas after which Emmanuel was taken back to the Central Prison. He was initially tried jointly with Jessie James Ochoa in December 2010. That case ended in a nolle prosequi, but both men were quickly rearrested. Ochoa was later acquitted due to insufficient evident and Emmanuel was alone in the second trial, which ended on Friday. In his testimony, Emmanuel told the court that he was forced to give a caution statement in June, 2008 because the police kept in custody and refused to feed him until he did. Still, the caution statement was admitted into evidence. The incident was on June sixteenth, 2008 when Gomez and Cornelius Schmitt were transporting a bulldozer when they were kidnapped by three men and taken to an area off the Coastal Road. Schmitt was shot three times and Gomez was strangled to death with his own belt.

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2 Responses for “3rd strangulation trial for Wesley Emmanuel”

  1. Storm says:

    Convicted killers must be hanged, no exceptions.

  2. Justice says:

    Please do the right thing and DO NOT let this CRIMINAL go away easily. Nowadays your are punished more for petty crimes and MURDERERS just walk Away….. The Victims left kids alone on this earth as well……Think about them when making your decisions.

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