Monday, November 28, 2011

District Attorney candidates in the news

Chilling video from Fayed murder for hire case released in Eyewitness News exclusive

District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson was interviewed by ABC Eyewitness News regarding key evidence that led to the recent death penalty conviction of one-time wealthy gold trader James Fayed.

In an Eyewitness News Exclusive, James Fayed, a wealthy gold trader who hired hitmen to murder his wife, is caught on tape. Fayed, of Camarillo, received the death penalty for the murder of his wife earlier this month. Now evidence from the trial not aired before has been obtained by Eyewitness News.

Pamela Fayed was stabbed 13 times and her throat was slashed by three men who had been hired by her husband, James Fayed. During his trial, jurors got to see a key piece of video that led to his conviction.

Pamela Fayed was fatally stabbed in a Century City parking garage on July 28, 2008. She was walking toward her car when she attacked.

Exclusive video obtained by Eyewitness News shows a scene from a courtyard outside of the parking garage moments after Fayed was attacked.

People reacted to blood-curdling screams, glancing up at the parking structure and moving in that direction. All but one person: James Fayed.

"Just about every single person in that video, every single pedestrian, turns their attention to where the screams, where the calls for help were emanating from, and began to migrate toward that building," said L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson. "There was one person who never turned his head, one person who never migrated in that direction, and that was James Fayed."

Jackson was the prosecutor in the murder trial of 48-year-old James Fayed, who in May was convicted of masterminding his wife's murder.

(Copyright ©2011 KABC-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Where in Occupy Los Angeles is Carmen Trutanich?

While Alan Jackson makes the news for what he has actually done, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's absence from the Mayor and Police Chief's press conference announcing the plans to being an end to Occupy Los Angeles made the news this weekend for what he did not do - participate in the press conference.

LA Talk Radio's Live LA Saturday Night talk show speculated that Trutanich was 'disinvited' from the press conference because of his past record of making threats to prosecute protesters, but failing to follow through. Perhaps the Mayor and Chief Beck felt that Trutanich would only make matters worse and left him off the invite list?


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