Thursday, April 02, 2009

Dorothy Dixon update: First jury trial scheduled for next week

Via the blogger at What about our daughters? comes word that the first jury trial in the killing of Dorothy Dixon has been scheduled for next Thursday April 9, at 9.00am (here is a link to the court document). For readers unfamiliar with this case, Dorothy Dixon was a 29-year-old, pregnant, African American woman with an intellectual disability who died earlier last year from the injuries she had accumulated after being subjected to months of physical abuse. According to the coroners report, Dorothy had been beaten, scalded, burned with a glue gun, as well as shot repeatedly with a BB gun. Her unborn child was delivered stillborn during her autopsy. Michelle Riley, 35, Judy Woods, 43, three teenagers and a 12-year-old boy have been charged with her murder.

The full post is here.