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Day Eight of the Thomas Chantry Trial

By | August 9, 2018

  The highlight of today’s court session: The State rested their case late in the afternoon. Defense attorney John Sears immediately requested that Judge Astrowsky dismiss all eight counts and acquit Tom Chantry. Sears said that according to Rule 20 the State had failed to meet its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt on all eight criminal… Read More »

Day Seven of the Thomas Chantry Trial

By | August 8, 2018

Photo credit – Verde Valley News 8/2/2018 I entered the courtroom about 8:55 A.M this morning and found Judge Astrowsky, Prosecuting Attorney Susan Eazer, and Defense Attorney John Sears engaged in a discussion concerning the upcoming testimony of C.L.  It was evident Sears was worried her testimony could do serious damage to Tom Chantry. If you want to… Read More »

Day Six of the Thomas Chantry Trial

By | August 2, 2018

Tom Chantry’s brother-in-law was kicked out of court today. It seems that standing up and yelling a correction to the State’s Attorney is not acceptable behavior in a Court of Law. Who knew? Judge Astrowsky told him he could come back tomorrow and, if he were willing to act like a mature adult, he may allow him back… Read More »