Here is the update from the Court hearing on July 23rd.
Johnson's side asked for a continuance...again. They are wanting to hold a survey for their "change of venue" appeal.
The Judge ordered them to be ready for the next Court date, which is August 28th. He advised Johnson that there will be NO more continuances.
We are hoping & I repeat...hoping for a Trial date on the 28th. But we won't hold our breath.
As soon as we know something, will post it right here.
Thank you all for your continued support.
To all of Karley's Supporters:
Update from the Change of Venue Motion Hearing on August 28th. The Judge did not hear the case today. The defense filed the change of venue motion with the court just two days ago on Aug. 26th. The District Attorney did not have time to review the motion and file a response to it so he asked for a continuance. The continuance was granted for the DA. Our next court date will be September 11, 2009 at 8:30am in Dept. 41 at the Riverside County Courthouse, 4100 Main St. Riverside, 92501. The judge will hear the case on the change of venue motion and announce his ruling. Also, we were told the District Attorney and the defense will set a trial date.
We will be having an event for Justice 4 Karley on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm in Riverside. Karley and her family are going to help the local shelters and rescue groups and we need your help. Please if you have any extra blankets, towels, sheets, dog beds, clean newspaper, dog and/or cat toys etc... that you are not using bring them to the event. Also, any unopened bags or cans of dog food and/or cat food would be appreciated for donations. We will be donating the items to local shelters and rescue groups in Karley's name. We will also have more information on Karley's Law at the event.
We will have more details on the location of the event soon.
Thank you and we really need your support now more than ever as we get ready for trial.
The Toole Family
Finally, some GREAT news...
To All of Karley's Supporters:
Update from the Change of Venue Motion Hearing on September 11th. The Judge heard the motion today and the change of venue was denied without prejudice. Also, a trial date was set for November 10th.
We sincerely appreciate everyone's continued support.
Thank you so much.
The Toole Family
Candlight Vigil for Karley 11/07/09
Please join us for a special Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Karley, in Riverside, Saturday, November 7th.
To all Karley's Supporters:
We are having a special candlelight vigil in memory of Karley in Riverside on Saturday, November 7th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Arlington Park, 3860 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92503. It is Karley's one year at "Rainbow Bridge". Karley has touched the hearts of so many people in her fight for Justice.
We know everyone is anxiously awaiting the trial which is scheduled to begin on November 10th but please join us for Karley's one year memorial and special tribute. This will be our last event before the trial. Please in memory of Karley make a donation to your favorite animal group, local shelter,
rescue group, or foster family for animals. Any help or item you can give means so much to all the animals who have suffered abuse, neglect, or lost their families. If you would like to bring an item to donate in Karley's name, we will collect the donated items at the event and deliver them. If you are not able to make it to the candlelight vigil, please light a candle for Karley at 5:00pm Pacific time.
Our words are not enough to thank all of you for your dedicated support and help in getting Justice 4 Karley! We are almost there. We still need you, please stay with us through the trial.
Please continue to help in the fight against animal abuse.
Thank you and see you on Nov.7th.
"Stop Animal Cruelty"
"Our voice makes a difference"
"Be their voice"
The Toole Family
To all of Karley's Supporters:
Well just as we expected, the trial has been postponed by the defense. The new Trial Date is January 6, 2010 at 8:30am in Dept. 62. The Judge asked the prosecutor if he is ready and he said yes, then he asked the defense if they were ready and they said no. The excuse was that the defense is in another trial awaiting the jury to return from deliberation on a case and they have not sent out subpoena's to their witnesses yet. The Judge was very upset with the defense that they had not sent out subpoenas because they new this trial date was scheduled. The judge told them twice that there will be no continuances and they need to be ready on January 6th. The reason the prosecutor did not oppose the date is because he does not want to start trial right before the Holidays. He said it would not be good for our case, our witnesses, and Jury selection. Here are the minutes from the court today:
AT 13:49, THE FOLLOWING PROCEEDINGS WERE HELD:
COPY OF 1050 PC MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE FURNISHED TO COURT
COURT AND COUNSEL CONFER REGARDING: CONTINUANCE OF HEARING
COURT ORDERS NO FURTHER CONTINUANCES BE GRANTED.
ALL PARTIES ANNOUNCE READY FOR JURY TRIAL ON 1/6/10.
CASE ASSIGNED TO DEPARTMENT 62 FOR ALL FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.
DEFENSE MOTION TO CONTINUE PURS.TO 1050PC GRANTED. MOTION IS NOT OPPOSED BY THE PEOPLE. HEARING IS CONTINUED TO 01/06/2010 @ 8:30 IN DEPT. 62
PURSUANT TO 1050(D) PC, THE COURT FINDS GOOD CAUSE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO GRANT THE CONTINUANCE.
REASON FOR CONTINUANCE: AT-ATTORNEY CURRENTLY IN TRIAL ON ANOTHER MATTER.
DEFENDANT WAIVES TIME FOR TRIAL TO 01/06/2010 PLUS 10 DAYS.
On January 6th according to the judge, both parties are to be ready for trial. We will meet in Dept. 62 and then be assigned to a different courtroom for the trial.
I know we say this a lot, but we truly mean it. Thank you so much to everyone!!!
They started Juror selection today and it is continued to tomorrow. The Jury should be seated sometime tomorrow hopefully by noon? (Not Sure). Then opening statements begin and if time testimony for the prosecution will begin.
If you do not hear from us with updates. Here is the website link to the courthouse public records where you can view the minutes from each day. Click on the link and follow below.
Go to the middle of the page and click on "click here to search court records"
Click on Traffic/Criminal Cases
In operator code: type "guest" then click on log on
Click on Defendant Search
Type in last name "Johnson then tab to first name "Glynn"
Click on the PC 597(A) on any of his names
Up on the top left Click on "Case Report"
In the middle of the screen click on "Format the Report"
Scroll down the page and after the Charges it will show the Actions and Minutes each day.
This page will give you kind of an idea of what is happening each day. We will try to communicate as much as we can.
We are very sorry but due to us testifying in the trial our communication will be limited during the trial. For those of you that cannot be here, we are bringing you all with us into court in spirit for our support. Thank you so much from our hearts!
As I write this, I have received info that the jury IS seated & that the opening statements have started.
Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to post updates at this time. The DA has told the Toole's that they can NOT speak with ANY of their supporters, watch the news, read the paper, etc. The Toole's will be on the stand starting tomorrow, as far as I know. They aren't even allowed IN the Courtroom at this time.
We have waited over a year for this to start & then to be told that they can't be in the courtroom is beyond belief.
Johnson's attorneys are going to do their BEST to make this a MISTRIAL so we are NOT going to do ANYTHING to help them with that.
I hope you will all be patient with us during this stressful time.
As SOON as I have anything to post & CAN post, I will. Please check back on this page for ANY updates.
And of course I will post the verdict as soon as that takes place.
For California people...KTLA will be the media following this story. Tonight, they will have the story on their channel at 6 & 10pm. For those living outside of california, you can google KTLA & read what took place.
Thank you everyone for your continued support.
JUSTICE WAS SERVED!!!! Johnson was found GUILTY on BOTH accounts.
Our sweet Karley...you can now rest in peace. You are loved & missed so very much.
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