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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 10
16 May, 2022

The Defense’s Closing Arguments (cont’d) Miguel Rea (cont’d) I kept hammering home each and every duplicitous statement Miguel had made on the stand, such as when he initially claimed on direct that at the time of the first shot, he had been looking...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 9
27 Apr, 2022

The Defense’s Closing Arguments (cont’d) My next line of discussion in my closing argument was, of course, to summarize how the prosecution’s witnesses all – without exception -- fell apart on the stand from the combined and individual weight of their...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 8
27 Apr, 2022

John’s Trial Testmony (continued) Notably, John testified that once he helped the band secure the guitar strap sponsorship deal (see, e.g.:...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 7
27 Apr, 2022

Trial Testmony by the Two Main Prosecution Witnesses Miguel Rhea’s Direct and Cross-Examinations (continued) I also eviscerated Miguel Rea’s spurious claim that he had supposedly heard that John had said the word “jihad” (...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 6
27 Apr, 2022

My Opening Statement (continued) The Beating of John at the Hands (and Feet) of Miguel and Ramon I continued my opening by illustrating the fact that while Miguel Rea was beating John to a pulp, Miguel actually called out to Ramon Chavarria to enlist...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 5
27 Apr, 2022

My Opening Statement (continued) John’s Involvement with the Band I moved on to John’s involvement with Below The Fault Line, Victor Garcia’s garage rock band, where, in the beginning, John subbed in and otherwise helped out by playing phaser guitar...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 4
16 May, 2022

Trial Tip: I thought the judge’s bias against me (and John) was clearly evident when she initially ruled that DDA Kim could play numerous excerpts from the audiotape of Det. Sellers’ interrogation, but at the same time deny me the opportunity to play...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 3
20 Apr, 2022

Initial Media Coverage As I indicated in my previous blog, John’s arrest was widely reported in the local media. And not surprisingly, on January 13, 2017 (three days after the incident), the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (...

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:  The John McVoy, Jr. Murder Trial – Part 2
18 Apr, 2022

by Ninaz Saffari, Esq. The Facts of the Case and the Night of the Incident On the night of January 10, 2017, John McVoy, Jr. and the rest of the Below The Fault Line band members were scheduled to get together at the Long Beach home (located at 6350...

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