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Pampered Chef: Outburst in court could cause a mistrial

  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Carolyn Linderholm, one of Paige Birgfeld's closest friends, testified Thursday in the retrial of Lester Jones. Jones is accused of kidnapping and murdering Pampered Chef Director Paige Birgfeld in 2008.

    After testifying, on her way out of the courtroom, Linderholm looked at Jones and called him a murderer.

    The judge and attorneys heard the remark, as did Jones. The question is whether the jury heard Linderholm's remark. She was charged with Contempt of Court for her emotional outburst and will be sentenced today.
     
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  2. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    UPDATE: On Friday, the judge determined that the jury did not hear Linderholm's remark, and the trial will continue. Linderholm was charged with Contempt of Court and was sentenced to 24 hours of "useful community service."

    To read more about this, consult the Morning Update subforum, where the entire ordeal has been documented from the time the disappearance of Paige was reported in 2008. The Linderholm story is in the Morning Update, December 3, 2016.
     
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