Monday, October 28, 2013

NOT ACQUITTED on ALL COUNTS

Don't believe the misleading gossip please.

EDITED 10/29:  I misread the website on Maldonado; he is facing a lesser-included off the 5th charge, which may or may not mean he's only facing a misdemeanor.  

NICHOLAS SCHULTZ:  Jury returned verdict on almost all counts.  Presumably acquittal but it doesn't say for sure.  Still deliberating on a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge and second degree sexual abuse (see my previous blog post for definition and punishment ranges.)

10/28/2013Event Resulted - Release Status:Event Resulted - Release Status: NO BOND. Jury returned verdicts as to all counts at 1:00 pm with the exception of the lesser included to count 4 (now Misd-Sex Abuse) and count 5 remains open for deliberation. Jury instructed to resume deliberation tomorrow at 9:30 on the remaining count. Defense motion to modify bond to personal recognizance is hereby denied by the court.
AUSA: Peter Taylor
Court Reporter: Susan Walker
The following event: Trial Resumed scheduled for 10/28/2013 at 9:30 am has been resulted as follows:

Result: Trial In Progress
Judge: LEIBOVITZ, LYNN Location: Courtroom 202
NICHOLAS SCHULTZ (Defendant (Criminal)); ; Ms NIKKI U LOTZE (Attorney) on behalf of NICHOLAS SCHULTZ (Defendant (Criminal)); Judge LYNN LEIBOVITZ

04/02/2013Charge FiledCharge Filed
Charge #5: Second Degree Sex Abuse- Incompetent With Aggravating Circumstances
04/02/2013Charge FiledCharge Filed
Charge #4: First Degree Sex Abuse- Force With Aggravating Circumstances


MATTHEW MALDONADO:  Jury came back with verdicts on all but one charge, presumably not guilty, and he was released on personal recognizance bond.  Jury will continue deliberating on second degree sexual abuse tomorrow morning.

10/28/2013Event Resulted - Release Status:Event Resulted - Release Status: PR PSA. Jury returned verdicts as to all counts at 1:00 pm with the exception of the lesser included to count 5 remains open for deliberation. Jury instructed to resume deliberation tomorrow at 9:30 on the remaining count. Defense motion to modify bond to personal recognizance is hereby granted by the court.
AUSA: Peter Taylor
Court Reporter: Susan Walker
The following event: Trial Resumed scheduled for 10/28/2013 at 9:30 am has been resulted as follows:

Result: Trial In Progress
Judge: LEIBOVITZ, LYNN Location: Courtroom 202
MATTHEW MALDONADO (Defendant (Criminal)); ; Mr RICHARD A FINCI (Attorney) on behalf of MATTHEW MALDONADO (Defendant (Criminal)); Judge LYNN LEIBOVITZ


04/02/2013Charge FiledCharge Filed
Charge #5: Second Degree Sex Abuse- Incompetent With Aggravating Circumstances

Look.  Ninety-nine percent of what you're reading on sherdog, underground, facebook etc is boolsheet.  It's propaganda from the families or friends of the defendants who don't know how to interpret or understand what they hear, are told, etc.

Prosecutors charge every which way they can think of to capture the possible interpretations of what happened.  Why?  So that what happened to Lloyd Irvin doesn't happen to them!  So that a jury can't let someone go for "attempting" something if they don't think he actually could get it up.  So here you see a variety of different phrasings -- was it rape by force? rape by intentionally getting her drunk? rape by taking advantage when she was drunk but you didn't get her drunk? etc etc.  Some of these charges are mutually exclusive with others.  Either he got her drunk or she was drunk already but you can't have both, see? so:

STOP FREAKING OUT THAT SOME CHARGES WERE ACQUITTED.  (That's fine! not the end of the story!)

STOP FREAKING OUT IN GENERAL.

AND STOP BELIEVING WHAT IDIOTS OR EVEN SMART PEOPLE LIKE ME SAY... what is REAL is what is on the DCCourts.gov website.  And if you don't read everything carefully you will misunderstand and run around like a chicken with your head cut off screaming THE SKY IS FALLING THEY WERE ACQUITTED. 

JUST CHILL.

(and to all the Maldonado supporters like Jarjar Binks et al who are writing such nasty stuff to me-- STFU, I'm not publishing any of your comments.)

13 comments:

Benjamin Handelman said...

Georgette, I just finished serving on a jury a couple of hours ago. We were required to return verdicts on all counts at the same time (assuming we reached verdicts, which we did after a day and a half of deliberation). Now, I'm in Los Angeles, is this normal in some courts but not others or is it the nature of the case that affects how verdicts are handled?

Megan said...

Thank you, Georgette.

The truth be told said...

You're a pathetic ass. Get a fucking Life. And stop posting shit that you are getting from idiots, LIKE YOURSELF, btw, the only pending is misdemeanor sexual abuse on MM. get your fact straight because they will not release someone on a felony if it's still pending. DUMB ASS! FYI. You read and you don't have to post it.

Carmela Soprano said...

The DC Courts website is not updated daily. Maldonado's lawyer posted on Facebook that he had been acquitted on ALL counts. He should know.

Carmela Soprano said...

The DC Courts website is not updated daily, so I wouldn't rely on that. Maldonado's lawyer posted on Facebook right after the verdict that he was acquitted on all counts. He should know.

dardar23 said...

I honeslty wouldn't be surprised if you were sued for slander. You should probably go ahead and delete everything you have ever published about this trial and pretend it never happened before you get yourself involved in your own shitstorm for a person that turned out to be a liar.

Adam said...

"I honeslty wouldn't be surprised if you were sued for slander."

It would be libel, and I'd be surprised. Hella surprised. Honeslty.

Nice little run-down of various levels of sexual assault in D.C. below. Second degree is most certainly not a misdemeanor.

http://koehlerlaw.net/assault-theft/sexual-assault/

Thanks for staying on top of this, Georgette. It helps a lot.

Georgette said...

Benjamin, I've wondered this myself. I'm a state court prosecutor and I have to imagine maybe they do it differently in the feds. I'll ask the prosecutor when this is all done.

SavageKitsune said...

Wow, I've only seen a small fraction of the comments on Georgette's blog and Facebook regarding this topic, and it's pretty sobering to see the true colors coming out all over the place. If I hadn't been in the BJJ community long enough to KNOW that the majority are decent guys, I would have a really horrible impression of our community from some of this commentary. I wish that everyone had the gonads to attach their legal names to their opinions and own them (and the social consequences of owning them) instead of spewing this crap while hiding behind aliases.

SavageKitsune said...

I find it interesting that- for example- "The Truth Be Told" and "Darar23" are both nameless aliases that just now joined Blogger and have no further information avaliable should we wish to seek further words of wisdom from them. What are you afraid of, fellas? Let us see your faces.

Relax On The Mat said...

Thanks for breaking it down for the layperson, Georgette.

dardar23 said...

Excuse me bitches. My name is Darlene. I am a long time friend of Matthew Maldonado. My husband is a great friend to his family. We know him personally. Personally enough to visit shit blogs like this one to make sure the shit talkers know that he was found not guilty. Can you say you know the victim or the previous alleged but now free man? Personally? Nope. You were listening to rantings of this ugly horrible person try to bury Lloyd ' camp because she had a personal issue with him. She let her personal issue cloud her judgement and tried to bury our dear friend with lies. The "victim" is a liar. Our friend is free. Oh ps...I live in Long island, am a mother of 2 and enjoy long walks on the fucking beach. That enough info about me?

Georgette said...

Darlene, I think your post speaks for itself and tells us everything we need to know about you.