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    Robert and Myriam Dienes were killed by their daughter, Nicole Nachtman

    http://www.mydeathspace.com/article/...er_body_trauma

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    TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Jury selection for Nicole Nachtman?s murder trial begins Monday, nearly four years after she was arrested for killing her parents, Robert and Myriam Dienes.

    A judge originally ruled that the 24-year-old would be tried for each murder separately, but changed his mind days later to combine them into one trial.

    The jury will be asked to consider evidence that Nachtman lashed out and murdered her parents after years of abuse.

    Defense attorneys say their client was showing signs of battered child syndrome at the time of the murders.

    Prosecutors, on the other hand, say the then 21-year-old knew exactly what she was doing when she left Florida State University in the fall of 2015 and drove home to shoot her parents.

    The trial is expected to last two weeks.




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    I remember reading about this story years ago. She is claiming they abused her and it was in self defense, but she laid in wait for them for hours, if not days and then killed them.

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    https://www.tampabay.com/news/public...ings-20190730/

    Joseph Carey, 36, took the witness stand in a Tampa courtroom Tuesday morning as the final witness for the prosecution in his sister’s murder trial.

    In more than an hour of testimony, the career military man sat straight-backed, his voice a monotone but at times quaking with emotion, as he described how she confessed to the August 2015 killings of Myriam and Robert Dienes.

    The defense has argued that Nachtman's mother was abusive, and that Nachtman believed she was going to kill her. They are also relying on an insanity defense, saying she didn't understand the wrongfulness of her actions.

    At his home that August day, Carey clutched the phone as he leaned forward on a couch, trying to decipher his sister's words.

    She told him that ever since she returned from a school-related trip to London, she had been experiencing “uncontrollable screaming in her head.”

    “It was affecting her sleep and she was having nightmares from it,” Carey said.
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    She talked about how she’d had trouble securing housing at Florida State University. But she learned it finally came through after she shot her stepfather at the family’s Carrollwood home. She said if she’d gotten the good news earlier she would not have done it.

    She said the screaming in her head went away after that.

    “I’m not sorry I did it,” she told her brother. “But I’m sorry I had to do it.”

    She spoke of seeing motivational posters which said things like “You can do it,” her brother said. She took it as a sign that she needed to finish what she’d done.

    “It almost sounded like she was proud of herself,” he testified.

    She waited in the house for her mother to arrive. But when she did, Nachtman got scared. She tried to sneak out a window, she told her brother. But Dienes spotted her in the driveway.

    “Nikki, what the f--- are you doing here?” she said.

    Nachtman told her brother she blacked out after that.

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    But of course she blacked out. Don't they always? And, it sounds like she's flicking the blame at the school, for being a day late with the news of housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey2407 View Post
    But of course she blacked out. Don't they always? And, it sounds like she's flicking the blame at the school, for being a day late with the news of housing.
    Yeah, essentially she had to kill someone because she was a spoiled brat and didn't think she was going to get what she wanted...but wait, if they had told her a day earlier that she was getting the housing then she wouldn't have had to kill anyone.

    https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/cr...d-7f50654ffbd2

    The prosecution and defense began its closing arguments Friday morning in the Nicole Nachtman murder trial.

    Nachtman faces two first-degree, premeditated murder charges after being accused of shooting and killing her mother and stepfather, Myriam and Robert Dienes. Law enforcement said they were both found dead from gunshot wounds in their Carrollwood home on Aug. 20, 2015.

    Nachtman, who was 21 at the time, originally claimed she was at Florida State University in Tallahassee when the murders happened. The school told detectives her FSU ID had not been used in the previous seven days.

    Two of the defense's mental health experts argue Thursday that Nachtman has schizophrenia and was experiencing psychosis at the time of the murders while the state psychologist says Nachtman does not fit the criteria for schizophrenia.

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    https://www.tampabay.com/news/public...ther-20190802/

    It took a jury 12 hours to find Nicole Nachtman guilty of executing her mother and stepfather at gunpoint.

    The panel of five women and seven men convicted Nachtman early Saturday morning of two counts of first-degree murder, rejecting defense arguments that she was insane at the time of the crimes.

    Hillsborough Circuit Judge Christopher Sabella immediately sentenced Nachtman, 25, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    The defendant showed no reaction as the verdict was read. She appeared tired as she stood at a defense table, just after 1 a.m. Saturday, her hair sticking up in back as though she had been sleeping. She was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.

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