Juliana Redding, dates unknown
UPDATE 7/1: spelling, clarity
Kelly Soo Park
This past Thursday I spent the entire day in the bowels of the downtown Criminal Justice Center with Lonce La Mon of Adjuster.com. A week earlier, we made a joint formal request (in writing) to the court to photograph the exhibits in the Kelly Soo Park case. All the exhibits for every completed case tried in the CJC are kept in a secure "exhibits room," two floors down from the main floor. Trial exhibits are never destroyed; they are kept indefinitely.
Here's how the process works. Once the formal request is approved by the presiding judge, you make an appointment with the Exhibit Room staff to photograph the exhibits in a particular case. The exhibit room is in a very secure area and under camera surveillance. You need an escort to get to the lower floor via the freight elevators. The elevators only go to those floors with a key access. There is a door with a key code entry and several other doors where you need to be buzzed in. You have to show your signed court order by the judge, your request letter and also fill out a form with your name and other information. You also need to show a form of ID, such as a driver's license.
The exhibit viewing area is a row of separate counters with comfortable chairs separated from the Exhibit Room Department by cage fencing. The clerk staff will give you a print out list of all the exhibits so you can keep track. The staff member will hand you three items at a time to photograph. Once those items are returned, the clerk will hand you three more items to photograph.
Not to scale diagram of Juliana Redding's apartment
I was able to photograph all the grand jury exhibits. I photographed almost all the trial exhibits. There were over 50 grand jury exhibits and about 120 trial and court exhibits. I took well over 300 photographs. Please understand that it will take some time to convert all these JPGS to PDF format and put them up on T&T's SCRIBD account. I have to say that the Court's Exhibit Room staff were super nice and helpful through the entire process.
Please be aware that, out of respect for the victim and her loved ones, I will not be uploading any exhibits that include images of the body of Juliana Redding.
Juliana Redding's living room
Detective Bambrick and other officers serve Park with
the search warrant for her fingerprintsPotential Cases to Follow
It looks like the Cameron Brown case will not go to trial until January of 2014. It's unlikely that Gargiulo will get to trial anytime in 2014. It's not certain yet, but it's also possible that the Gerhard Becker case will not settle and will go to trial. The Becker case would have to be transferred to a long cause courtroom and wait a turn on that Judge's calender.
So, I'm looking for a case that might be going to trial soon, and I'm looking for some feedback from T&T's readers. I do not know how far along in the process most of these cases are. Woodward is a relatively new case.
Jason Schumann, charged with murder in the death of a high-school soccer player. Next court date August 5th in Van Nuys, Dept. S. This is DDA Beth Silverman's case.
Douglas Gordon Bradford charged with a cold case murder of a nurse in 1979. Next court date is July 12th in downtown LA, Dept. 103.
Joshua Woodward restaurant owner charged with the murder of his girlfriend's fetus. Next court date is July 15th in downtown LA, Dept. 30.
Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood charged in the Dodger Stadium attack of Brian Stow. Last court date June 28th. Next court date September 9th in Downtown LA Dept 107. (Doesn't look like that case is going to trial soon, either.)
There's also the case of Ka Pasasouk, who shot four people at a Northridge, CA illegal boarding house last December. This is DDA Daniel Akemon's case.
How do T&T readers feel about gang murder cases? Usually, these cases are gang members killing rival gang members, so you often times do not have a sympathetic victim. I believe that DDA Garrett Dameron (co-counsel on the Gargiulo case) has a death penalty gang case that will go to trial in September. I'm not remembering the name of the defendant at the moment, but there were four victims. Two victims were other gang members and two victims were innocent business owners who were beaten to death in a robbery gone bad.
Do any of these cases sound interesting to T&T readers? Or, if there are any other Los Angeles murder cases that you are interested in, please drop us a line or leave a comment.