John Carlin killed Kent Leppink because he made sexual advances toward Carlin's teenage son, the defense told jurors Thursday as the murder trial of Olympia resident Mechele Linehan opened.
Tense anticipation accompanied John Carlin IV on Monday as he took the witness stand to testify for the prosecution in the murder trial of Mechele Linehan of Olympia.
Closing arguments in the murder trial of Mechele Linehan of Olympia ended Wednesday with the 35-year-old wiping away tears and jurors beginning deliberations.
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Just about everything about Mechele Linehan's murder trial screams "coming soon to a theater near you."
John Carlin talked for an hour at his sentencing this morning, offering a detailed rebuttal of the state's case against him, but failed to sway Superior Court Judge Phil Volland, who sentenced him to 99 years in prison.
Mechele Linehan, who awaits sentencing for a first-degree murder conviction in an Alaska jail cell, will be the focus of a two-hour "48 Hours" episode at 9 p.m. Saturday on CBS.
Alaska Superior Court Judge Phillip Volland has recessed the Mechele Linehan of Olympia sentencing until Wednesday after testimony by mostly defense witnesses, many of them urging mercy, extended all of Friday.
When Dr. Colin Linehan's turn came to say something about his wife in an Anchorage courtroom Friday, he turned his back to the judge, faced the audience in the packed spectator section, and spoke directly to the parents of the man Mechele Linehan was convicted of murdering.
Mechele Linehan, a onetime stripper convicted of murdering an Alaska fisherman for a $1 million life insurance payout, was sentenced to 99 years in prison this afternoon.
Just before a judge sentenced her to 99 years in prison, former stripper Mechele Linehan fought back tears and spoke for the first time in court.