Simmons Case Motions Set Stage For Death Penalty Fight
News-Record Staff Writer Brent Simmons' attorneys have filed several motions this week in his capital murder case that indicate the battle that's shaping up for his trial -- with his life possibly at stake.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - July 21, 1997
Fatal Link? Simmons Defense Wants Information On Another Death
Brent Simmons' defense team wants information from the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department on another homicide investigation, the 1997 shooting of Emmanuel C. 'Manny' Kingsley-Ibeh at Massanutten, court files indicated.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - June 1, 1998
Mental health expert appointed for defendant in murder case
A capital murder case against Nicole Dawn Miller continued to churn toward a mid-January trial date Wednesday with Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp approving the appointment of a mental health expert to help in Miller’s defense.
A psychiatrist hired by defense attorneys testified Thursday that Nicole Dawn Miller couldn’t escape a harsh past that left her desperate and socially isolated on the afternoon she hit a 20-month-old boy who later died from his injuries.
A federal judge said Wednesday that court officials plan to send questionnaires to 150 potential jurors in the Shenandoah Valley to prepare for the August capital murder trial of Lorie Ann Taylor-Keller.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - February 9, 2012