Saturday, August 9, 2008

Brooke Bennett’s Uncle To Appear In Court Finally

Last month prosecutors requested and received additional time to continue to collect evidence and bring an indictment against 42 year-old, Michael Jacques.

Jacques has been accused of kidnapping young Brooke in late June. Her body was found a short distance from Jacques’ home, a week later.

A probable cause hearing before Judge Jerome Neidermeier will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 10am.

Brooke’s former stepfather, Raymond Gagnon has yet to have his hearing scheduled.

The FBI ended a lengthy search for the safe Gagnon had a friend dispose of. The safe is believed to contain pornography.

Meanwhile, at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings prosecutors argued against longer mandatory minimum sentences, such as those contained in Jessica’s Law.

They say the law could lead to more trials and more acquittals as many cases rely on shaky evidence.

Ok, I buy that – NOT!

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