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Boyfriend pleads 'not guilty' in Newell homicide

Original post made on Sep 25, 2013

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in her East Palo Alto apartment changed his plea to not guilty, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 5:18 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Matt, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Sep 25, 2013 at 6:55 am

He should really change his last name.


Posted by Too Bad, a resident of Duveneck School
on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

A shame she didn't have the guts to leave him.

Murdering while on felony parole, possessing a firearm while on parole, two DUIs? Does it really matter if he talks or not?


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Changing his plea is interesting since the evidence seems to be overwhelming. Now I would not be averse to the DA asking for the death penalty, in fact this is just the kind of case where it makes a statement.

I'm not sure where I got the idea but I thought the apartment was hers, so it would have been the move for him to move out, which is probably why he went over the edge ... can anyone confirm or deny this. I've read about quite a few stories where problematic men are basically "kept" by women and become more overbearing until a breakup ensues at which point they get violent.


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Any lawyers out there? Can the initial plea of guilty be a factor in any trial or not?


Posted by Dorky, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Stupid, considering that alcohol loosened his tongue enough for him to confess to the crime while locked up for DUI.


Posted by paul zumot, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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Posted by R, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Too Bad,

Don't blame the victim for "not having the guts" to leave him. Leaving an abusive relationship and still make it out alive and well is far more difficult than you could imagine.


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