Former Broome County District Attorney talks involvement in CBS’ 48 Hours episode on Haley Anderson’s murder

first_img“I wanted to fight for Haley and her family and all of the Binghamton University students,” Cornwell said. “I promised them that I would do everything I could.” But now that the trial, case and piece are over, Cornwell knows there’s work to be done. “Just seeing the sneak peak that they put out convinced me that everything I did was worth it,” Cornwell said about the episode. “I think it’ll be emotional for anyone who is watching it.” Fellow Binghamton University student Orlando Tercero was found guilty in her murder. Anderson was a Binghamton University student killed in March 2018. “It was important to document that story because the family wanted to do that and I was just glad to be part of it,” Cornwell said. (WBNG) — Former Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell spoke Saturday on his participation in CBS’ 48 Hours episode on the murder of Haley Anderson. “It was a way to expose domestic violence relationships in college,” Cornwell said. “I want to raise awareness about domestic violence, hopefully use it to educate and teach people how to get help, if there is a way to get help, do it. I just hope people understand the purpose of this was for the right reasons.” After Tercero was found guilty in Anderson’s murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison, Cornwell said, “[It was] a big weight was lifted off my shoulders to tell you the truth,” continuing, “My job was to fight for and protect families of Broome County.” “Hardest thing you can do as an attorney, or a D-A or a prosecutor is to watch somebody try your case,” he said. Cornwell was Broome County’s district attorney at the time, and told 12 News he spent two years on the case and trial, fighting for justice for Haley and her loved ones. The CBS 48 Hours episode on the murder of Haley Anderson airs Saturday April 25 at 10 p.m. With Tercero tried in a Nicaraguan court outside of Cornwell’s jurisdiction, he explained there was a bit of frustration. He said his role quickly became the “second chair,” in charge of assisting the Nicaraguan courts in any way he could. Cornwell said he was only going to participate in the piece if the Anderson family was comfortable doing it. So, when everyone agreed to be a part of it, he knew this was big opportunity.last_img read more

Season could be lost, says Uefa boss Aleksander Ceferin

first_imgUefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the current football season could be lost if it cannot be restarted by the end of June.Most leagues in Europe are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, with this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament postponed for another year.Ceferin says seasons could be finished behind closed doors.“If we don’t succeed in restarting, the season will probably be lost,” the Slovenian said.He told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: “There is a plan A, B and C.“The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June.“There is also the possibility of starting again at the beginning of the next [season], starting the following one later. We will see the best solution for leagues and clubs.”As it stands there are nine games to be completed by the majority of Premier League clubs, and up to 12 in the Football League.All football in England is suspended until at least 30 April.Ceferin says that playing remaining games behind closed doors would have to be an option across Europe.“It’s hard for me to imagine all the matches behind closed doors, but we still don’t know whether we’ll resume, with or without spectators,” he said.“If there was no alternative, it would be better to finish the championships.” Source: BBClast_img read more

Pretrial Blansett hearing held this morning; jury selection process starts Tuesday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — District Court officials are expecting around 100 candidates in the jury selection process of the Lindsey Nicole Blansett murder trial at the Sumner County Courthouse Tuesday morning.Of those 100 potential jurors, at least 42 of them will be selected for an interview, said Kerwin Spencer, Sumner County attorney. Then the judge, defense attorney and prosecuting attorney are expected to decide who will be the 12 jurors and two alternates, who will be seated to determine the fate of Blansett, 33, 0f Wellington who has been charged with premeditated murder. She is accused of killing her 10-year-old son Caleb at her home on Dec. 14, 2015.At the courthouse Monday, both Spencer and Blansett defense attorney Michael Brown met with Judge Scott McQuin during a pretrial hearing to go over the logistics of the trial which is expected to last into next week.Blansett was in attendance at the hearing Monday in her orange prison uniform and remained silent throughout the discussion.Brown said the jury selection could last two days through Tuesday and Wednesday. Spencer said he disagrees with Brown and expects the jury process could be wrapped up by tomorrow.“I could be asking for my first witness by 4 p.m. on Tuesday,” Spencer said.Spencer said the case will probably go into Monday of next week, and maybe into Tuesday or Wednesday.Security will be tight for the trial in which Blansett faces two felonies of premeditated murder and aggravated assault after being accused of using a rock and knife multiple times to fatally wound her son, Caleb, a Wellington Lincoln Elementary student while he was allegedly sleeping late in the evening last December.Those who come to the courthouse must adhere to various security measures including passing through a metal detecting device. Security officials at the courthouse are expecting a large number of media that could take up two rows on the bench.The hearing lasted two hours this morning and much of it surrounded logistics, including how to handle the media and jurors, what items can or cannot be allowed in the courtroom, and the scheduling of key witnesses. There was also discussion how many jurors will be interviewed. Some have already been deemed ineligible to serve, estimated at 30 percent of the pretrial questionnaires that were returned to the courthouse.Upon Brown’s request and agreed upon by the judge and prosecuting attorney, the two alternates for the 12-person jury will be considered “blind” meaning they will not know they are alternates through the proceeding.“That way they may pay attention more, thinking they are part of the 12-person jury,” Brown said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more