Four months after being sent to prison for 15 years, serial sexual predator Marlek Holmes is back in Batavia today for that state of a trail on a pair of assault in the second-degree charges.
The charges stem from incidents in the Genesee County Jail. Holmes is accused of assaulting inmates in the jail. After the second incident in December, Holmes allegedly damaged jail property, so he also faces a criminal mischief charge.
The 43-year-old Holmes, who has already spent 14 years of his adult life in prison, was sentenced in May after agreeing to a guilty plea to attempted criminal sexual act in the first degree
Holmes was originally charged with Class A felonies of predatory sexual assault and predatory sexual assault against a child.
Jury selection in this new trial will begin this afternoon.
Holmes appeared in court this morning dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and escorted by state prison
GRAHAM — A trial on a set of ugly charges started Monday afternoon with jury selection.
Jordan Mendoza Guevara, 56, formerly of Walker Avenue, Graham, has been held at the Alamance County jail on felony charges of rape of a child, incest and indecent liberties with a child.
Guevara was arrested Jan. 17, 2015. According to Graham police, the mother of the then-12-year-old alleged victim called authorities at 2:36 a.m. that Saturday immediately after the child told her Guevara had assaulted her late the night before.
Jury selection started Monday afternoon after Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson heard from Assistant District Attorney Jenna Earley and defense attorney Bob Martin about what to expect in the estimated two- or three-week trial.
Martin told Hudson he would call the accuser’s mother and sisters to testify, who were not on the prosecution’s witness list.
A St. Bernard-area man accused in 2012 of raping three pre-adolescent boys he invited to play video games in his home will continue his long wait for trial.
Criminal District Judge Paul Bonin on Monday (July 17) continued the scheduled trial of Troy Domino until Dec. 4. Domino was to be tried this week, but his defense attorney John Fuller is unavailable because of a conflicting murder trial in another section of court.
Bonin specified that Domino’s scheduled trial would be the priority case in his courtroom on the new date. A Dec. 4 trial would come nearly five years after Domino’s arrest by New Orleans police on Dec. 18, 2012.
If the new date holds, the alleged victims in the case — three boys aged 10 or 11 — will be 15 and 16 when the trial finally is called.
According to police, Domino sexually abused the three neighborhood boys inside his mother’s
John Robinson talks with his lawyer during his trial at Yakima County Superior Court in Yakima, Wash. on Thursday, July 13, 2017. State prosecutors are arguing that Robinson, who is considered a sexually violent predator and has been convicted of multiple crimes including first-degree kidnapping and rape, should not be released. (JAKE PARRISH/Yakima Herald-Republic)
A Baton Rouge state judge rejected a convicted child rapist’s request for a new trial Thursday but allowed him to continue to remain free on bail until she sentences him Aug. 9 to a mandatory term of life behind bars.
Earl Coleman, 49, was found guilty in April of the aggravated rape of an 8-year-old girl in 2012. Following his conviction, District Judge Trudy White set a $10,000 post-conviction bail for Coleman so he could be with his seriously ill mother.
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On Thursday, after White denied Coleman’s motion for a new trial, East Baton Rouge Parish Assistant