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Friday, June 15, 2007

[PA] Stepping Closer to Justice for Carli

JUNE NEWS EXCERPTS ON TRIAL OF JEFF DENNIS:

Jury selection in the murder trial of a former Dallas Township police officer accused of killing his wife is scheduled to begin July 9... Carli Dennis was killed because she ignored her husband's demands to quit her job at the Luzerne County 911, where she was having an affair with a co-worker... "Jeff told me to quit or die," Carli Dennis told William H. Jones... Other alleged statements include allegations Jeff Dennis put a gun to her head several times, pushed and beat her, made her call him every free second she had, and often threatened to kill her and make it look like a suicide... Prosecutors also plan to introduce evidence of other crimes Jeff Dennis allegedly committed, including a possible assault of his wife a week before her death. Those alleged crimes will be substantiated by eyewitness testimony of him grabbing her by the hair and neck multiple times... A witness also will testify Jeff Dennis had stated he placed a gun to the back of his wife's head "numerous times"...
(Source: Jury selection in former cop's murder trial slated for July 9, The Citizens Voice, BY JAMES CONMY AND BOB KALINOWSKI, 06/02/2007)

The trial of a former Dallas Township police officer accused of killing his wife over her purported infidelity could be on hold. An analysis of the weapon with which Jeff Dennis allegedly shot his wife, Carli, in the head on Feb. 27, 2006, is the reason for the potential delay... an expert’s analysis on the gun may not be complete by the trial’s start date... Tests on the firearm are expected to support Jeff Dennis’ claims he did not kill his wife... Jeff Dennis told police she killed herself... Jeff Dennis remains jailed in the county Correctional Facility and is ineligible for bail...
(Source: Weapon analysis may delay start of Dennis murder trial, Wilkes Barre Citizen's Voice, BY JAMES CONMY, 06/05/2007)

Earlier blog entries:


March 02, 2006
[PA] COP'S WIFE & POLICE DISPATCHER CARLI DENNIS FOUND DEAD


April 20, 2006
[PA] Officer Dennis is saying that his wife killed herself, but...

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4 comments:

  1. We have been dealt an unexpected blow with yet ANOTHER DELAY. Just when I thought one piece of this tragedy might be coming to a close. This simply cannot be happening again. How much longer must we put up with a judge who keeps allowing continuances while Jeff enjoys his cable tv in his cell?

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  2. AnonymousJune 21, 2007

    Hi Mom,
    When it comes to cops on trial you can't count on anything. I am so sorry. I hope they are holding Jeff in a dog kennel cage and feeding him mush from a bowl on the floor. The thought of him being comfortable while his team plays these delay games with your family makes me angry.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 09, 2007

    Thanks for your ongoing suppory...I should be sitting in a courtroom today, however I am not. Thanks for not foretting my girl. -Bec

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  4. Looks like it would have been very painful to be sitting in court. This is just AWFUL. I AM SO SORRY - OH MY GOODNESS!!! There is no way the fuller article coming out today can make more sense of it to me.

    Cop’s attorneys: Slaying victim’s words inadmissible
    Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
    07/09/2007
    Attorneys for a police officer charged with killing his wife say prosecutors should not be allowed to use many statements the woman made prior to her death as evidence against the officer. Luzerne County prosecutors previously said Carli Dennis told people how her husband, police officer Jeff Dennis, abused her, pushing her against a wall and flinging her over a couch. He also threatened to shoot her and make it look like she did it...
    http://www.timesleader.com/news/breakingnews/20070709_dennis_breaking.html

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