Monday, November 2, 2015
Was Gutierrez Trying to Get Involved in a South Carolina Case a Week Before Adnan's Scheduled Trial?
Today, we will premiere the Cristina Gutierrez episode of the Undisclosed Podcast. This is just a quick post about something we didn't include in the episode. Adnan's initial trial was scheduled to start on October 13, 1999. Here is a portion of Gutierrez's motion for a continuance, filed on October 11, 1999:
We will delve into this motion for a continuance and the motion mentioned in this excerpt much more in our pretrial/discovery episode in two weeks.
I left this South Carolina trip out of the episode because it is a question, not an answer. Was Gutierrez trying to get involved in a case in a sixth jurisdiction* in the days before Adnan's originally scheduled trial? I don't know, but I do know this: Gutierrez was (1) in South Carolina from October 1-4; (2) in court for a trial on October 5-6; (3) in court in connection with another case in another jurisdiction on October 7-8; and (4) in court for a trial on October 12th. That's a hell of a schedule leading up to a scheduled first-degree murder trial. More on this in the Addendum.
*The other jurisdictions were Maryland, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Alabama, and Maine.