Murder trial begins for Lynn Keel
Lynn Keel was indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder in the case. His trial begins today.
Okay. National dispatch of business quickly. So the genocide doesn't stay on the ct. Thanks. Yeah. Mhm. What's that authorities afternoon I got in touch on this lower. Does your please the parties in this case have imposed resolution to present the court of the issues involved. Okay. Facebook 1,905,870. Uh We would cross court set found uh Mr Laszlo in 1975- 87 0. Does your client plead to the offense of second degree murder. Class B 14 to politics? Mhm. And in the same indictment number of our clients league to the class C offense of first degree kidnapping. Yeah, justify my approach. It's acceptable. Yes sir. Yeah. Mhm mm skill level of all the surgeries your right hand please. He's always aware that they introduce your kids questions fact pork industry built. You know the truth. Thank you. Just killed succeeding sir. You may take your mask off. I want to hear your responses to the questions to ask you sir. Okay. Yeah. Mhm. No. Mhm. Mhm. Artists kill. Unable to hear an understanding sir. Yes. You understand you have a wife main silom any statement to make use against you sir? What great help you read and write college are you using or consuming any alcohol drugs, narcotics medicines pills? Any other substance christian education is that day official? All right. You've been using that medication for since uh about September 28, 2021 is that correct sir. Do you leave your mind clear. Didn't want time. You understand zero at this charge has been fully explained by the lawyer. You understand the discharge and all the charges. Have you had an opportunity to discuss your case is fully with your lawyer including or not possible defenses to charges. Yes. And are you satisfied your conservative? Besides do you understand that you have the right to complete not guilty start individual Children. Do you also understand if you had a jury trial and you will have a right front and to cross examine witnesses against? Yeah. Further understanding about this time that you're giving up these as well as other very valuable and important constitutional rights that trial by jury. Yes you are a citizen of this country are not and you understand sort of following your plea of no contest. There are limitations to appeal these days. Furthermore manager please local contests the impact how long certain biological evidence lives your cases is preserved obtained by the state. You do understand following your plea of no contest that you're now pleading no contest following the offensive one count 70 recovered in 19 0587 oh that is a class one felony. And the maximum punishment that serves like prison parole In 19 CRS five he said you know contest one of the first degree kidnapping Maximum punishment that service is 231 must understand that. And you also understand that by pleading no contest that you're being exposed to a total maximum possible punishment of life imprisonment doctoral plus 231 months maximum possible combined, understand now first complete no contest. You understand it upon you. Please no contest that you want to be treated by the court. It's being guilty one or not. You get that factory at this time. Yes, you all do. You also understand sir that you are admitting the existence of following aggravating factors fill in bits. There is factual basis factor especially heinous atrocious or crew. And you also understand that you will have a life together. Life every jury to determine the existence of any aggravating factors in your cases. Any additional sensing not related to fraud convictions. And we apply your basis of reasonable doubt by the place of the contest. These constitutional rights to a true termination. Yes. And you also understand to level right for the sentencing. Your insert to present evidence to the court as mitigating factors that might be applicable in your case. You also understand that our courts have approved the practice of clear arrangements were freely discuss your clear arrangement with me at this time without fear of incurring my disapproval. So you you agreed to plead no contest as a possible plea arrangement service. You understand that you and your attorney and States attorneys agreed to the following. Clear right now positive, we have no contest. Second degree murder and first degree kidnapping. State has agreed not to proceed on the original charge of first degree murder. It stimulates the existence of a factual basis. Well everything factors especially painting atrocious and cruel. The penicillin sensitive and accurate. It rains Not less than less than 300 more more more greater than 372 months. 2nd Greenberg, Not less than 92 or greater than 123 months for the first three kids shall be consecutive. You understand that sir? This one here now personally accept observed something other than the other one. Has anyone made any promises to our great you served anyway the college entrance. Please choose communities please of your own free wheel. Well you're understanding what you are. Yes sir. You agree sir, sufficient facts called your please go. You also agree that there are sufficient factual basis. What difference at best. Yeah. If you have any questions of the center on anything else connected with your cases to the sponsor this morning the right hand these were that you've learned and understanding each of the questions to ask you about the court and the answer is showing one to allow in open court. True and accurate. Yes. Thanks very good to see that. Yes sir. Thank you. And please record in this case is about the life and death of Diana Power killed. Yeah. In March of 2019. She was 38 years old. Okay. Member man had tried to escape obviously a lot of fast and controversy but there would have been one fact that we have not been in controversy. Yeah. In this case. and that would be that in March 2019 her marriage to this defendant was over. He admitted as much in questioning by the next county sheriff's department that house. Is that nearly 13 years. But she was just days in a few weeks from moving out of his home with the problem with him and starting a new life judge. I have to try this case. There have been doing the preparation and examination of discovery and discussions about her character as personal choices that she made in her life. That I guess we suggested that somehow the deterioration of our marriage and even making her dead got something to do with personal choices she made filled with fails to address that as well. Mhm. I think it's critical to point out that yeah when she came to this country married to this man she set out to achieve the american dream and she worked hard to achieve. She educated herself, worked hard, she became a nurse And in 2019 there were tax returns that we examined the show that she was probably the major break with his family earning near six for yourself and yet all of that hard work in all of that dedication but she exited had her living in a house with this man but basically run that she had lived knowing the last year or so to her life when she would drive from her home. Her car had a Gps Spyware. Uh huh detector on. Mhm. She had a house that had a little heat. I recall reading a part of the report that session with doing my nails and she went to bed early because you can see her breath in her home because called she didn't have hot running water in their homes. Yeah. Uh We wish to take a bath or a shot. What she stage says that all that she had to endure in a house with no common humanities that I could. Mhm. Yeah. She lived in a house where this defendant had a gun and ammunition election that We value between 50 and $60,000. Mhm. She had a gym membership judge and sadly with the primary purpose is that membership wasn't. So for a lot of times you can get a hotshot by all accounts she was loving and kind person, a loving and kind friend and she had a typical work ahead at a place that she wasn't for. So it was not surprising that on March being 9th of 2019 when she had not we heard from sometimes by her daughter over co workers who were expecting the work that because of how they knew her they knew that something was off killed. Yeah. Which resulted in a call to the mass county sheriff's department asking that there be a welfare done at home and Sprinkle Deputy Jacobs went to that on that morning of the Marshall 90 and cannabis who claimed that she was that she had gone off somewhere with somebody could not man but the insects of the nash county officer deputy. I knew that something was killed because Number one cause of the driver. Yeah. And repeated calls to her cell phone. We're And more than four points on the map after talking with this man briefly drinkers also had presence of mind to call national Communications and have performed single 70 home. Yeah and all the enough judge pain right in the area where she lived. The last uh I guess page being at 8:23 a. m. on March today today. And so armed with that information, he knew that something was not correct, which basically started What we would call a three or 4 or five day intense investigation. Now He was questioned three or 4 times for an investigation. The deputies and the national authorities. Mhm begin the process of searching the home, searching the couple's vehicles and talking about those who might have some information about what Satellite on March 12. That is why it was discovered in its own county. The cross of death as possible and severe, not forced and sharp or strong before the nash county authorities. Then uh talk to him again after he was notified of his wife's death. He packed up his father's car or truck with canned goods, figure bags and other staples and drove 1800 violence daily across country being eventually caught in Arizona. So that background drugs I will conclude very briefly with follow this case has probably been tried over a period of two weeks now best guess Maybe beyond two weeks and this court industry would have heard from multiple witnesses, spoke video and law enforcement. You have had evidence from the search of her residence from the search of the vehicles including downloaded data from chick and her vehicle. You have 100 evidence presented to the court and the jury as well as submissions from this defendant which would have occurred all the three interviews, we submit your heart back. They would then prove beyond a reasonable doubt on the farm That on the morning of 08 March 2019 this defendant was observed on the porch with his wife by with this it was familiar with the area who would actually come to the house before can do of the house because he's got that required by truck for purchases. They were on the porch in a very department The witnesses 99 now to ensure that diana and its attendant and he also said that it was clear that it was an argument that was fairly intense and not just some general stuff. It's our position that we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that that argument Go back to the last time I phone pig at 8:23 AM on March eight. She was sad obviously attacked and beaten in her bedroom and the residents by this defendant her injuries And we said earlier with blunt force trauma and sharp force trauma injuries and multiple or perhaps it would ultimately cost her there this defendant hand begin about the process of cleaning up. People saying At about 12:00 that day going into Walmart where he purchased cleaning solvent, trash bags picked up And save coming out. I believe the time standards 1203 by his own efficient we know that he went about many of the residents and wrapping up providing going to talk and moving her body to her vehicle was with the Dodgers plane. By his own statement admission she was probably not dead at that time, which is invasive about the aggravating factors that was significant as well as the kidnap. Mhm After he went about cleaning up judge, you had to go pick up a 10 year old son max. Yeah, you couldn't match up school. They went to experience, they stayed there for the early evening hours at which point they came back to the residents at some point between the time they got back to the residents and that's on the bed. This defenders, they went out of his residents, got the dodge trained up job to the site where the body was mentioning stuff. We know it is two weeks we know because his door bar stepped over being concerned about the mother drove home that night to check and she got from Willington to Nash County At about two o'clock long to hold at two o'clock this morning. He's driving back up to the rest in her brother's car. But she said it's unusual. She knows that he knows who she is because he felt provided partial being rather than stop. She says he dies. But she then goes in the house and what she notices in the house is that there are fresh minutes on the bed. She says it's unusual. I have general conditions. It normally will be here. But then she goes in and the two o'clock in the morning out in the rural area. Her 10 year old brother is in the bed in the house alone because he's going to that party. We also know that peak don't combine because she puts them in a cross and data chip and computing information from the vehicle tracks the car's movements at approximately the same time. She said she saw him driving and administration drives our troops with an officer proves definitively that this is that the car was asked you Matches up to five ft of water bottles happened in the car. You have drive the car uh exactly the same time. But we know that the body was explosive in the, that's from county. Yeah. So judge that is the basis for this case. The factual basis. People asked about motive all the time and both of my colleagues think in this case we will present that at least two years before. Mhm he murdered his wife. Peak off Over $1 million dollars of insurance, which he was private and personal beneficial. Now the reason this came to our attention is because the way he barks was irregular that she was over insured and that he had somehow mislaid one of trump's companies in terms of their underwriting material. You can buy uh insurance on the same person for 10 days when she part of it that cost would have called the criminal investigation probably because this case and destroyed uh into why he did that. But she wasn't sure. The other writers say that based on your income and jobs with and so while the nexus between the insurance and his murder of his wife, it's kind of distant in terms of path he did saturday financially substantially for her. There has not been detected a car when he what okay to get We want to address plastic why we're doing this. I want to stay on the record that this case was well investigated. Um, we had mountains of evidence against this person and I had no issue and try this case. But there are some things that I think we need to be practical about these days and times. So we did consult the family and gave them the options and maybe myself of their advisors and they agree that we can do this please this play judge in terms of the time that he will be given and for all intents and purposes, given his age and other issues that we apparently I found out recently that yes, I guess now intensive purposes to be a license. When you look at the mountain sense that he had served 40 would be eligible for police. And lastly judged as I indicated girl with, okay, this case work probably taken at least two weeks to try come on judge. You know that as recently as last week blue steel over there are dealing with this and had a coffee I guess here relevant to this stash, right household this morning actually yesterday this morning I have an employee that's a coalition and I promise you though she speaks spanish and I was thinking about breaking bad and they found out last night before God called camps that one of our witnesses and I think I didn't say this. We were at witnesses from all of the state almost and from Arizona and north one of our Arizona this is called us this past weekend's and his wife attracted over he's in quarantine and he will not be able to get so. But we have to wait and technical split. It's whether or not we could get through a two week plus trial without culminates really in this case. Um, wait this part about it. You're not going to take that risk. This plea accomplishes what we want to and that is that and our life delivers kid will never see the outside of the prison wall, so that's not sufficient. Thanks. Mr Bradley pushes back Look, look, it's about your Yeah, I didn't want to say one thing that's special. Sorry. We do have relatives here who I think you want to speak out in this case the time. Uh this appeals to a broader powers here. Her mother esperanza, product Ray is here. We have an interpreter. I think she wants to get it. Okay, Correent. Good bottling wins. 59 years of age, judgments has been now two plus years. We've been incarcerated on there. You know, he had a previous lawyer to begin with. I got the case ended january or february working night and day. Ever since we reached this agreement, just literally over the weekend, pretty much uh there were based on what the District Attorney's identified facts. Obviously we have we believe that the other issue that would have come up or other factional things that would have come up on the short of it is judged heat right now as kidney failure, he has proliferated red block, he's required. Was that central prison jobs they give you a given by injections have had a lot of problems. All right. Just like bring them to court attention. We're just asking the court to accept this place by contest. Okay. There's a factual basis to support Yes, I was there 1/2 is still in the city. Yeah. Mhm That's right. Okay. You may come around. Mhm mhm. Mhm Yeah. Uh huh. And that's not going to have you swollen. Also sort of movie stars. Yeah. Mhm Yeah I got it. You saw the squares as an interpreter in this case. You will personally truthfully accurately literally without any additions or deletions and without adding in remarks in your own translate. Being dependent to witness every question for prominent to her that you will personally truthfully accurately and literally without additional regulations without adding in your work with your own translator. Being too for every answer of the witness this question. Every statement made by the witness in response to this question. Yes ma'am. Yeah. Yeah. Would you please state your name for the record? Very last night? Yes. Hey. Mr Jack. Yeah. I want okay. I want you to have a passion with him. But he had compassion he had with my daughter. He killed her. Nothing. Okay. I won't have to say mhm. The way it was a very good like she was the best story would ever happen. The best mother. Yeah a couple of days before he killed her. She was worried were they like see that she was worried she wouldn't believe him but leave him with. No that so he was so he would be okay when she left the house. When I spoke to her. I told little girl I'm worried about just playing but I'm worried how his reaction will be if she leaves. Yeah he is younger people and she told me if I still I'm afraid. Yeah I've been afraid ever since. Doesn't let me do anything. Yeah. Yeah. No. Oh that because always trying to have doesn't let me live very well. Okay. She was very happy that she was going to have a nice place, a nice house for her case to live with. Okay. He says he wants to bank and she would say when you would come over staying with us Yeah we'll be watching tv having each other in bed. I wouldn't be able to hug you and all the kids hug you and you'll be I will be with us. Okay You pulled it and I would like to return to you of dedication had with us the way now she's not here. My my grandchildren don't have their mother media a couple of days. Some days. My uh my uh my granddaughter had her birthday. Uh huh. She couldn't have the congratulations hugs from her mother who loves you very soon. She'll be graduating furnishing okay critics in the university. So we graduated from university. Her mom is not here to congratulate, she was working really hard. So now that we're finished her. Oh yeah he does. I love that she could give to her kids her family. He started in Colombia when I was in Colombia and I found out about the news of everything was happening. It was terrible. Well, the media still all the family we're just destroying. There's not a moment that we are. Remember. We always remember if he would always call me mm The last message I received from her. Yeah. Yeah. I love you a lot. My mama, that was the last message received. Yes, indeed. We live under. Could I ask if my daughter was sleeping when he killed? No man. Just a mistake. Thanks. Yeah. No, I think that's all. Okay. Okay. Thank you. Mm. Yeah. Mhm christmas because I think that's off family right. I was doing Yes sir. Do you like this? Thanks. Network. This is a clear right between the state and about this matter. 19 CRS 58727 weeks. No contest to second reverb a Class one felony. We have also admitted in open court the insistence of the aggravating factor. This offense defensive were especially yeah, paint us atrocious cruel. We've done something as each credits In 19 yards. 587273 Birds. Class B with multi level with punishment negotiated the arrangement of not less than 300 bucks. No more than 372 months. Exactly the calls. It is 1905 7. Have we have no contest for kidnapping a plastic seat belt. That's accurate. That's no problem supposed to one punishment Should Mr 92 months. More than 23 months of expression of 3/7. All calls and texts. Civil judge. All right. Thank you. Killed service building New customs. Mm. Yeah. And the numbers 122. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Mhm. Mhm. Uh huh. Yeah. Mhm. Mr syrup you may during this court. All right. Yes. Yes. Yes. I was people international stands adjourned. Sine die State of Uschi. Thank you sir. Okay. Now. Yeah. Yeah. Yes, sir. Thank you. We're gonna go back up. Okay. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Character. Okay. Right. Thank you. Yeah, sure. I do for the next year. Okay. Thank you so much. Yeah. Yeah. That. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. Still sustainable now. I know, sorting through. Yeah.