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    Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash

    Brian Hummert killed his wife Charlene Hummert back in 2004. He admitted to killing her in a plea deal for murder 3. Due to the DA messing up with this deal Brian Hummert appealled and won , bringing him to trial for murder 1.  This trial was shown on forensic files "a tight leash" and also on Solved. Brian Hummert was convicted of Murder 1 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. He again appealled - due to the DA once again and is now awaiting a new trial . Pre trial is set for April 14th 2010 in York County.

    http://www.ydr.com/ci_14507364?IADID=Search-www.ydr.com-www.ydr.com

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    The DA who screwed up big time is now the new York County judge (go figure) .  Because of this , this murder might be able to be set free.  :2angry:

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    Re: Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash

    [quote author=steelerschick84 link=topic=24525.msg1559614#msg1559614 date=1268243189]
    Brian Hummert killed his wife Charlene Hummert back in 2004. He admitted to killing her in a plea deal for murder 3. Due to the DA messing up with this deal Brian Hummert appealled and won , bringing him to trial for murder 1.  This trial was shown on forensic files "a tight leash" and also on Solved. Brian Hummert was convicted of Murder 1 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. He again appealled - due to the DA once again and is now awaiting a new trial . Pre trial is set for April 14th 2010 in York County.

    http://www.ydr.com/ci_14507364?IADID=Search-www.ydr.com-www.ydr.com

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    Lord have mercy! "A Tight Leash".  Cheesy.  I need to work as a show-namer.  I'm full-of-cheese.  :-)

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    Lord have mercy! "A Tight Leash".  Cheesy.  I need to work as a show-namer.  I'm full-of-cheese.   
    Posted on: Today at 09:58:23 amPosted by: steelerschick84 
    Ya our family was not to thrilled about it

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    Re: Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash

    Accused wife killer Brian Hummert seeks double-jeopardy protection: Hummert was granted a retrial, and his lawyer is arguing the case must be dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct.

    Read more: http://dailyme.com/story/2010041400003867/accused-wife-killer-brian-hummert-seeks.html#ixzz0nTT20hh7

    Apr. 14--Senior Judge John C. Uhler could rule as early as next month whether double jeopardy bars the retrial of Brian D. Hummert for allegedly killing his wife.

    The body of 48-year-old Charlene Hummert was found covered by a blanket in the back of her Land Rover in a grocery store parking lot March 21, 2004, within walking distance of the couple's Fairview Township home. She had been strangled.

    Hummert, now 53, was convicted of first-degree murder in an October 2007 jury trial and was sentenced to life in prison without parole,

    Uhler granted Hummert a new trial in November 2008, ruling the commonwealth had violated his civil rights at trial. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed Uhler's ruling in January after an appeal by the York

    County District Attorney's Office.

    Today, Hummert's court-appointed attorney, Vincent J. Quinn, advised Uhler he could supply written argument on the double jeopardy issue by April 26. Quinn contends prosecutorial misconduct at Hummert's trial bars a second prosecution.

    Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tim Barker said he could file the commonwealth's brief the same day. The attorneys were given three more days to file rebuttal argument.

    Quinn is seeking a dismissal of all charges "with prejudice," which would preclude the re-filing of charges. Hummert, who remains in York County Prison without bail, would be released.

    Uhler has twice ruled the commonwealth violated Hummert's civil rights. Hummert pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in

    December 2005 and was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison.

    He quickly sought to withdraw that plea, arguing then-Chief Deputy Prosecutor Chuck Patterson, now a Common Pleas Court judge, had agreed not to seek the maximum sentence. Patterson did ask for the maximum, later explaining Hummert had not been candid about the circumstances of the killing at his plea hearing.

    That ruling resulted in Hummert's trial. The retrial was granted when Uhler determined a jailhouse informant, who testified Hummert admitted the killing to him, later was given leniency on his multiple drunken-driving charges.

    Uhler ruled that, by withholding the leniency recommendation, Hummert's jury was prevented from considering the "credibility and motivation" for the informant's testimony.

    Read more: http://dailyme.com/story/2010041400003867/accused-wife-killer-brian-hummert-seeks.html#ixzz0nTTHcGSQ


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    Update:

    Double Jeopardy has been denied. Brian Hummert goes back to trial - the Dates are looking at June 7th - 18th , he will again be tried for Murder 1.

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    Re: Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash

    [quote author=steelerschick84 link=topic=24525.msg1631955#msg1631955 date=1274718217]
    Update:

    Double Jeopardy has been denied. Brian Hummert goes back to trial - the Dates are looking at June 7th - 18th , he will again be tried for Murder 1.
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    Good. Sometimes that double jeopardy law stinks.
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    Re: Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash


    Charlene Hummert


    Brian Hummert

    an older article with background info on Charlene
    Slain mom was helpful, creative, friends say
    Saturday, May 15, 2004
    BY T.W. BURGER of The Patriot-News

    Charlene Hummert liked to take her mother to rummage sales. She loved classical music and ballads from the '60s and '70s, and she liked helping people. Friends said the 48-year-old church volunteer and mother of three seemed to have no enemies. Almost two months after she was found strangled, Fairview Twp. police have made no arrests in Charlene Hummert's death. They are, however, investigating her husband, Brian D. Hummert. Brian Hummert, who has retained an attorney, said Charlene was probably the victim of a stalker.

    Charlene Hummert was found strangled in her sport utility vehicle March 21 in a grocery store parking lot a mile from her home. Brian Hummert told police he and his wife argued the night of March 19, and that she left their home with an unknown person who picked her up around midnight. The next morning, his wife's SUV was gone, he told police. Brian Hummert presumed she had returned during the night and driven away to calm down after their argument.

    The Hummerts have three children: David, 20, Tracey, 19, and Dean, 12. According to their aunt, Bonnie Myer of Harvest, Ala., Dean was at church camp and David and Tracey were out with friends when their mother disappeared. On the morning of March 21, Hummert reported his wife missing. An officer interviewed Hummert shortly after 4 p.m., and her body was found about 8 p.m. that evening, wrapped in a blanket in the SUV's cargo area.

    The investigation:
    Police have searched the Hummerts' home, vehicles, computer hard drives and telephone records. They obtained York County Children and Youth Services records as part of an investigation into allegations of physical abuse lodged by David Hummert. Brian Hummert told police his wife had been plagued by a stalker a couple of years ago. "She reported it to the police, but they couldn't find anything," he told The Patriot-News shortly after Charlene's body had been found. Charlene Hummert recently came to fear that she was being stalked again, he told police.

    Some of Charlene Hummert's friends have told police that she never mentioned those fears to them. According to court records, police think Charlene Hummert had come to believe that her husband was the stalker.  In a warrant application, Fairview Twp. Police Detective Jason Loper said he does not believe Charlene Hummert ever left her house that Sunday night and was not being stalked. He also said the straw tangled in her hair and the dirt on her clothing seem to match straw and dirt from the Hummerts' yard. An abrasion on Charlene's body is consistent with it having been dragged, Loper said.

    During their search of the Hummert home, police took dirt, straw and pine needles and specimens of what was suspected to be blood from a carpet and a door frame. Police also seized a dog leash, clothes belonging to Brian Hummert, hair and debris found in the driveway, and other items. Loper was not available to comment. Patrick F. Lauer Jr., Brian Hummert's attorney, this week said his client is innocent.

    "Just because you argue with someone doesn't mean you murder them," Lauer said. "To my knowledge, there is no direct evidence connecting my client to any foul play." Lauer said Charlene Hummert never filed for divorce or a restraining order, so he finds it hard to believe she was in fear for her life. "There are a lot of bad people out there," Lauer said. "My client has no criminal record at all, and he had no motive." An anonymous letter recently sent to The Patriot-News claimed to be from the real killer. Police have not commented on the letter's authenticity and have sent it to a crime lab for analysis.

    A stunned community:
    Ron Killin, who works at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, where Charlene Hummert worked as a clerk-typist since August 2000, said he counted her as one of his best friends. He said her smile could light up a room. "When I called her mother to offer my condolences, I congratulated her for raising such a fine daughter," Killin said. "She said no, that Charlene had raised all of them. She was the baby, but she was the rock of the family." Killin said that over the years, Charlene had quit three jobs to take care of family members who were ill: her mother, a brother and her father, who is now deceased. She went the extra distance for her kids, too. In 1992, The Patriot-News interviewed Charlene while she waited in line for a Sears "door-buster" sale the day after Thanksgiving. Hummert was first in line. "When you have a little kid who likes video games, and they have Tasmania and Hedgehog II on sale, you do what you have to do," she told the reporter.
    she seemed to be a lovely person and her family was so important to her. i can't wrap my head around why people hill their spouses instead of getting a divorce. they had been married for 22 years. ugh.

    rip charlene
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    Re: Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash

    [quote author=butterflykim link=topic=24525.msg1632264#msg1632264 date=1274740721]

    i can't wrap my head around why people hill their spouses instead of getting a divorce. they had been married for 22 years. ugh.

    rip charlene
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    Seems to usually be because they don't want to lose what they have, or they are deeply in debt and want the life insurance.
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    Re: Brian Hummert Murdered His wife by choking her with a dog leash

    [quote author=steelerschick84 link=topic=24525.msg1631955#msg1631955 date=1274718217]
    Update:

    Double Jeopardy has been denied. Brian Hummert goes back to trial - the Dates are looking at June 7th - 18th , he will again be tried for Murder 1.
    [/quote]Very good news.

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    [quote author=ICDEDPPL link=topic=24525.msg1632479#msg1632479 date=1274750704]
    Very good news.
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    Trial might not be until August now...... 

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    [quote author=steelerschick84 link=topic=24525.msg1647499#msg1647499 date=1276557993]
    Trial might not be until August now......   
    [/quote]Well, I guess that is better than some that were pushed back until next year.

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    [quote author=ICDEDPPL link=topic=24525.msg1647704#msg1647704 date=1276569857]
    Well, I guess that is better than some that were pushed back until next year.
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    Which is true but this has been going on since 2004 and my family just wants this done and over with.  It's just alittle disappointing when you hear it will be in june then get a call saying now it might not be until august or later.

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    [quote author=steelerschick84 link=topic=24525.msg1648013#msg1648013 date=1276620903]
    Which is true but this has been going on since 2004 and my family just wants this done and over with.  It's just alittle disappointing when you hear it will be in june then get a call saying now it might not be until august or later.
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