George Buehler, Mark Kassabian & Kelly Soo Park, July 2012Update: clarity
May 8th, 2013
Tomorrow, there is one more pretrial hearing where motions will be argued in the Kelly Soo Park case before jury selection kicks off on May 13th. I will attend this hearing tomorrow and file a report.
A short synopsis of the facts: Park has been charged with 187, felony murder. The prosecution alleges Park was hired by her employer Dr. Munir Uwaydah to kill the daughter of Greg Redding as retaliation for Greg backing out of a joint business venture. According to the charging document:
"Greg was going to run one of Dr. Uwaydah's pharmacies, Golden State Pharmaceuticals and manufacture a pain cream that Dr. UWwaydah developed. Ultimately, Greg backed out of the business negotiations on 3-10-2008 and Juliana was killed five days later."
This is my note to T&T readers.
I am at a crossroad, trying to determine if there is enough reader interest for me to cover this case. My number one case at this time is the Cameron Brown case. That case may or may not start in the fall of this year. It may be held over until 2014. That decision could be made in June.
I am asking T&T readers for comments or email feedback on your interest in this trial. This trial, and the number of weeks that will be involved is kicking off at a difficult time for me where I have increased responsibilities to Mr. Sprocket's business.
There are other news organizations (ABC 20/20, NBC Dateline, CBS 48 Hours) and blog web sites that have extensively followed this case and will be reporting on it. I had planned on attending opening statements if I can get a reserved seat. However, your feedback will help me to decide whether or not to invest the time and expense to attend the trial and file daily reports.
Thank you in advance, T&T readers!