The Defender’s Voice: Weekly Roundup March 10-14 2014

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This week on The Defender’s Voice, we discuss future extradition for the prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway case, a gruesome bar fight in Ohio, the decriminalization of marijuana possession in our nation’s capital, common Spring Training offenses in AZ, and a horrific DUI accident at SXSW.


Extortion Charges for Natalee Holloway Suspect

American teen Natalee Holloway went missing on May 30, 2005 while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Though the case was never solved, Dutch citizen Jordan van der Sloot has remained the prime suspect. While officials in the U.S. have been unable to charge him with murder, they were able to charge him with extortion and finally extradite him to the U.S. for prosecution. Read the full post here:


Off-Duty Officer Killed in Ohio Bar Shooting

Last Saturday at a bar in Fremont, Ohio, an off-duty police officer was celebrating his birthday with some friends. An altercation between another bar patron and several members of the officer's party began after the patron allegedly punched the officer's wife in the face. Soon after the fight, the patron reportedly returned to the bar and opened fire, killing 3. Read the full blog here:


Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in DC

A bill was recently approved 10-1 to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Washington, D.C. If the bill passes, individuals 18 or older found possessing up to an ounce of weed will be given a $25 fine. Read the full post here:


Were You Arrested at Spring Training in Arizona?

Thousands visit Arizona every year during the month of March to catch some rays, watch some baseball, and party with their friends. And it's not uncommon for daytime drinks to turn into nighttime debauchery, eventually leading to criminal charges. Read the full blog here:


SXSW Festival Tainted by Horrific DUI Accident

Early Thursday morning as bystanders waited outside a nightclub in Austin waiting to see a performer at the world renowned South By Southwest festival, a drunken driver plowed into the crowd, killing 2 and injuring 23 others. Read the full post here:

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