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Jury selection to start in Rusk County capital murder case

ury selection is set for Wednesday, March 3 in the trial of Blaine Keith Milam, accused of capital murder in the brutal beating death of his girlfriend’s 13-month old baby in Rusk County.

The case will be tried in Conroe by Rusk County district/county attorney Micheal Jimerson with 4th District Court Judge J. Clay Gossett presiding.The venue was switched to the 284th District Court at the Montgomery County courthouse in an effort to secure a fair trial.

Officials are tight-lipped about the case after a gag order was issued by Rusk County Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Bob Richardson, who also arraigned Milam and the baby’s mother, Jessica Bain Carson, also accused in the case.

Milam, then 19, was a convicted sex offender who reportedly should have been behind bars at the time of the December 2008 killing, according to reports around the time of the death of the infant Amora Bain Carson.

According to reports in the Kilgore News Herald, Milam and Carson, then 18, beat the child to death last year with a hammer in an effort to “beat demons out of her.” The infant’s body had also been bitten at least 20 times, according to reports.

Carson also faced capital murder charges.

Blaine Milam did time for criminal solicitation of a minor related to a March 2007 break-in, when he left obscene notes in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

The gag order currently in place prohibits those involved with the capital murder case from discussing witnesses, the investigation itself, evidence, the strength of the case and any information that would create a “substantial risk of prejudice” in the case.

http://www.kilgorenewsherald.com/news/2010-02-24/Front_Page/Jury_selection_to_start_in_Rusk_County_capital_mur.html
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Wow, I'm speechless.   

Being the calloused bastard that I am, I can usually step back and remove emotion from these situations and look at them objectively. I think that's how the death penalty should be assessed. But in these isolated events where a child is brutally murdered, I think it's impossible to NOT be affected. 

I  don't condone the abuse of prisoners, death row or not, as I do feel that we have a responsibility to treat them with some degree of dignity and humanity. However, in this case, I could care less what happens to them. Hope they have a long hard ride before finally reaching the end of a needle.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Jury selection continues in Milam child murder case

ONROE - Individual juror interviews continue today in Conroe for the capital murder trial of Blaine Keith Milam.

Milam, 20, and Jessica Bain Carson face capital murder charges in the December 2008 beating death of Carson's 13-month-old child.

The couple, who lived near Lake Cherokee, is accused of beating Amora Bain Carson with a hammer in an attempt to perform an exorcism.

District Judge J. Clay Gossett moved the trial from Rusk County to Conroe in Montgomery County because of pretrial publicity, and he issued a gag order in the case.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have individually interviewed 19 potential jurors and excused 13 of them, Court Coordinator Annette Griffin said in a news release.

The attorneys and judge are aiming to narrow 388 potential jurors to a panel of about 50 potential jurors for the final selection. The individual interviews are expected to continue until the end of April.

http://hendersondailynews.com/articles/2010/03/23/news/03murder.txt
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Trial to begin for man accused in child's death

CONROE, Texas (AP) - The trial is set to begin for a man accused along with his girlfriend in beating the woman's 13-month-old daughter to death with a hammer in what authorities say was called an exorcism by the couple.

The capital murder trial for Blaine Milam of Rusk County was set to begin Monday about 160 miles south in the Houston suburb of Conroe. A judge moved the trial out of east Texas because of publicity in the case.

If convicted in the December 2008 death of Amora Bain Carson, Milam faces the death penalty.

Milam's girlfriend is awaiting trial.

Authorities say Milam and his girlfriend told law enforcement officials they were trying to get rid of "the demons" in the child.

http://www.newschannel10.com/global/story.asp?s=12415773

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These 2 deserve nothing less than the Death Penalty. This is just horrific, I think for the most part , we all remember this case.
Justice is not about bringing back the dead. It is not about revenge either. Justice is about enforcing consequences for one's own actions to endorse personal responsibility. We cannot expect anyone to take responsibility for their own actions if these consequences are not enforced in full.

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http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/05/blaine_milam_strong_candidate.php

Blaine Milam: Strong Candidate For Tool Of The Decade On Trial In Conroe For East Texas Exorcist Baby Murder

By John Nova Lomax, Monday, May. 3 2010 @ 3:21PM

Apparently gorgeous 13-month-old toddler Amora Carson was not as angelic as she looked. At least that was what 18-year-old slimebuckets Jessica Carson and Blaine Milam told police in Rusk County in East Texas. According to them, Amora had demons in her, and that was why mama allegedly stood by and watched as Milam allegedly smashed Amora's skull in with a hammer and bit her over 30 times. It was just an amateur exorcism gone awry, they explained.

Beginning today, Milam is trying to see if a Montgomery County jury will buy that explanation for this senseless December 2008 murder, one that several tough crime investigators have called the most horrific they have ever seen.

And it might never have happened had Milam not skated for an earlier sordid crime.

According to the Associated Press, at the time of the child's death Milam should have been locked up instead of shacked up with the Carsons. He was in violation of his probation for his then-recent second-degree felony conviction of criminal solicitation of a child, and police have said that Milam simply bailed after 48 days of a 180-day work-release jail sentence.

But he had absconded, and so little Amora died.

After the bloodbath, Jessica herself dialed 911 and made up the first of a series of lies about the crime, claiming that she and Milam had gone out and come back home and just kinda found Amora lying there with her head smashed in. The cops failed to find that a convincing explanation.

Next she tried to say some dogs bit her. The cops likewise did not find that explanation satisfactory.

Maybe the baby bashed her own head in with a hammer, she said. Strangely enough, the cops didn't bite on that one either.

Eventually Carson cracked under interrogation by Texas Ranger Kenny Ray, and according to the arrest report, finally admitted that "she was present when the defendant performed an exorcism of the demons possessing the body of their child, Amora Bain Carson. The defendant went on to say after her husband killed the baby, they drove to Henderson to a pawnshop to pawn items to pay for an exorcism service and officers were able to confirm those transactions."

Red herring alert: While officers did confirm that these two tools did hock some tools, there is no record of them contacting anybody about a "legit" exorcism, and what would it matter if they had? Would any real exorcists consent to praying over a baby with a caved-in head anyway? And why would that make us look on these two killers with more sympathy?

Owing to intense publicity in Milam's native Rusk County, his capital murder trial has been moved 160 miles south to Conroe. If convicted he could get the death penalty. He has plead not guilty, as has Carson, whose trial is still pending.








No pity for these bastards  >:( >:( >:( >:( GO TO HELL  :( :( :( :(






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Right on the money with that one Anne  :( >:( :(
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Was Evidence Mishandled in Toddler Death Murder Trial?

CONROE, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for an east Texas man accused with his girlfriend of beating her toddler daughter to death with a
hammer -- question whether evidence was mishandled.
 
Testimony resumes today in the capital murder trial of Blaine Milam. The trial was moved to Conroe due to pretrial publicity in Rusk County.
     
Attorneys for Milam voiced multiple objections on the trial's first day and repeatedly asked for a mistrial -- which Judge Clay Gossett denied.
     
A jail nurse testified yesterday that Milam confessed to the 2008 crime while behind bars.
     
According to court records, Milam and his girlfriend told authorities they were trying "to beat the demons out" of Amora Bain Carson. Authorities say the 13-month-old girl was beaten with a hammer and bitten more than 30 times.
     
Milam's girlfriend awaits trial.

http://www.kiiitv.com/news/txstatenews/92896814.html
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'Shocking' trial testimony brings jurors to tears

A forensic pathologist told a southeast Texas jury on Wednesday that a slain toddler's injuries were "shocking."

Dr. Keith Pinckard of the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences testified in the capital murder trial of Blaine Milam, who is accused with girlfriend Jessica Carson of beating Carson's 13-month-old daughter, Amora Bain Carson, to death with a hammer in 2008. Both have pleaded not guilty.

According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Pinckard told the Montgomery County jury he had no trouble remembering the autopsy he performed on the child.

"This particular body ... the word ‘shocking' comes to mind," he said.

He provided jurors a lengthy list of injuries inflicted on the child, a number of which could have been fatal. He told of numerous broken bones, lacerations of her brain and liver, and severe tears to her sexual organs that he said happened hours before the child died.

He said the potentially fatal injuries were so numerous he couldn't determine a specific cause of death.

Also testifying Wednesday in Conroe were Rusk County sheriff's Lt. Charles Helton and district attorney's investigator William Brown, who described the blood-spattered crime scene in Henderson.

The case was moved 160 miles from Henderson in Rusk County to the Houston suburb of Conroe because of potentially prejudicial pretrial publicity.

According to court records, Milam and his girlfriend told authorities they were trying "to beat the demons out" of Amora, who died in 2008. Authorities say the girl was also bitten more than 30 times.

As Tanner and Pinckard looked at a human skeleton marked with red tape to indicate all of the broken bones, several jurors dabbed at their eyes.

Tanner asked for a description of the injury to Amora's liver, and Dr. Pinckard said he found a 6 centimeter by 4 centimeter tear, which also showed blunt force trauma.

With a sexual assault kit used during the autopsy, Pinckard said he found extensive injuries with severe tears, which ripped the child apart inside.

"I've never seen anything like it," he said of the injury, "never."

Pinckard said any number of injuries could have killed Amora, but he said she was alive for every bite, every bone break, the sexual assault, and that high amounts of Tylenol and Benadryl did nothing to mask the pain.

As the jury got up for an afternoon break, some jurors glared at Milam, several with tears streaming down their faces.

"We could not determine which injury caused her death, so we classified it as death by homicidal violence," he said.

Upon returning to the courtroom several jurors stared angrily at Milam while Pinckard continued his testimony.

Earlier in the day, defense attorneys attempted to prove a violation of chain of custody in evidence and then questioned its integrity, but Judge Clay Gossett overruled each objection after listening to sometimes lengthy arguments.

Stephen Jackson, a member of the defense team, asked repeatedly what evidence Rusk County Sheriff's Lt. Charles Helton touched or found at the scene the day of the homicide and questioned Helton's memory

"I can tell you I found that deceased baby. I can tell you I touched that deceased baby. I can tell you that," Helton said.

Jackson continued then by asking why Helton had defense attorneys change gloves each time they handled a new piece of evidence in February 2010 when he didn't change gloves at the scene in 2008.

"Because I know how defense attorneys are," Helton responded.

A few moments later, Jackson handled several pieces of evidence with one pair of gloves, and Jimerson questioned Helton if he saw the defense attorney's actions.

"Yes, and I guess he should practice what he preaches," he replied.

Gossett recessed the trial until 9 a.m. today to give the defense team the time to look at several photographic slides of the autopsy before they could be admitted for evidence.

If convicted, Milam faces the death penalty. Ms. Carson remains jailed awaiting her capital murder trial sometime early next year.

Milam's girlfriend, Jessica Carson, awaits trial.

(source: Henderson Daily News)

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I had to stop reading the story about the autopsy after about the fourth paragraph.....  The DP is too good for this POS. He deserves to meet some real demons in HELL.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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I had to stop reading the story about the autopsy after about the fourth paragraph.....  The DP is too good for this POS. He deserves to meet some real demons in HELL.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


I had to stop as well! I had second thoughts about posting the article.

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I would love to know on what basis an anti could defend these 2 scum bags, to me anyone defending them after reading the above and what they did are just as sick as them two f*****s
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I would love to know on what basis an anti could defend these 2 scum bags, to me anyone defending them after reading the above and what they did are just as sick as them two f*****s


Absolutely!  In their zeal to end the death penalty, the anti hags and nutjobs declare the worst of the worst along with everyone else in prison as innocent.  Again, I wonder if that had been their child or grandchild how they would have spun the truth or if they would still be willing to excuse them?
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Prosecution rests in Texas tot slaying

 CONROE, Texas — The prosecution has rested in the capital murder trial of an east Texas man accused of fatally bludgeoning his girlfriend's toddler.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the defense is scheduled to begin presenting its case to a Montgomery County jury on Wednesday in the trial of Blaine Milam.

The last prosecution witness Tuesday was bite mark expert Robert Williams, who examined more than two dozen bite marks on the body of 13-month-old Amora Bain Carson. He testified that he believed Milam made the marks.

Milam is accused of fatally beating Jessica Carson's daughter with a hammer in an alleged 2008 exorcism. The mother will be tried separately later.

The trial was moved 160 miles from Henderson, in Rusk County, to Conroe because of potentially prejudicial pretrial publicity.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7000505.html

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