Burpee faces further charges from Oct. 30 attack

Jury trial scheduled for June following brief appearance Monday

Todd Burpee pleaded not guilty to additional criminal charges Monday in an arraignment following his preliminary hearing last week, which included gripping testimony from victim "Jane Doe," a 17-year-old Gunn High School student when she was attacked, kidnapped and sexually assaulted Oct. 30.

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Posted by sue
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm

This matter is horrible, I hope the victim does not have to testify again.

I realize that the accused has a right to representation and a trial but given that he already admitted guilt to the police I do not understand why his lawyer did not go for some sort of plea bargain.

I hope the PAPD videotaped the confession.

What a nightmare.

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Posted by a
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm

the country is a nightmare that needs to awaken from, many official people are just as ''guilty''...

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Posted by Put Todd in jail for a long time
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm

I'm also puzzled by the "not guilty" plea. The only thing I can think of is that his lawyer is going to challenge his confession as being coerced

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Posted by c
a resident of Meadow Park
on Apr 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

since right wiger nazi types arent going to change , im going to say what i waas going to hold bac. so , ''americans'' you are ''provoking'' me to put this idea into the universe , which i wouldnt have if i did not see previos post. FREE TODD BURPEE

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Posted by Jane
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 16, 2008 at 9:30 am

What is the legal status of his girlfriend? is she being charged with aiding him?

I hope there is not going to be an OJ type defense in this matter.

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Posted by Put Todd in jail for a long time
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 16, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Hey "c": get a life, loser. And learn how to spell.

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Posted by trudy
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 17, 2008 at 1:24 pm

The only shred of decency he might exhibit is sparing the victim from having to testify again.

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Posted by JT
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on May 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Todd Burpee was a good human being however the evidence given and the nature of the crime the most obvious choice would be taking a deal of 25 years to life sadly

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