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Serial Framing in San Diego- The Wake of the Cynthia Sommers Case
« on: April 23, 2008, 03:36:42 PM »

    The Cynthia Sommer case in San Diego(where the newly vindicated  defendant was recently  released  after medical proof that no crime occurred) has opened and re-opened  an entire  vat of worms regarding framing and cover-ups in San Diego.
   DA Bonnie Dumanis is alleged to be involved in a long series of cases  involving selective prosecutions and  iintervention  on behalf of crimminal police officers.Here are the links to a few of her recent activities apart from her the Sommer prosecution.
       http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/...m22cleared.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/...99-1m12ois.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/union..._7m13shoot.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/union..._1m27bruce.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/union..._1m20bruce.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/union..._1m17bruce.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/...c20jenkins.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/union...c20jenkins.html

    Even worse are charges that she is serial heir to a  line of serial  framing  DA's.
       She obtained her office  in the wake of a previous murder frame by then DA Paul Fingst.
   It was a particularly messy case as the defendant,Michael Crowe, had "confessed" after a savage beatings by San Diego's finest(who of course denied ever laying a hand on him) but was later completely cleared of complicity by DNA testing.
     Fingst in his turn  gained office when his predecessor,Ed Milller was caught  framing  two separate rape prosecutions,a Satanic abuse involving  scores of allegedly raped Sunday School children(none of whom,it developed,was raped at all) and  a particularly nasty "incest" case where the police seem to have known the real perpetrator's identity from the beginning:
        http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/...-lm23braun.htlm.
  San Diego is now frequently referred to on the blogs as Nifong County.
   
         
             
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Re: Serial Framing in San Diego- The Wake of the Cynthia Sommers Case
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 10:19:02 AM »

   The Prosecutorial staff of San Diego are apparently incapable of either remorse or shame,despite their long record of demonstratable false convictions.
   They have just informed the Cynthia Sommer judge that he lacks the authority to permanently dismiss the disproven murder charges against Mrs. Sommer.
   Both sides will,yet again,be back in court,May 30th.
     http://www.cbs8.com/stories/story.128343.html

     
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 01:31:40 PM »

   After many delays Cynthia Sommer's motion was,after a fashion) heard yesterday afternoon(July 18).
   The new judge is kicking the political football straight back to the old judge,Peter Deddah.
 Mrs.Sommer's attorney was asking permanent dismissal of all charges against her on two grounds(1)Prosecutors were guilty of misconduct(knowing suppression of evidence) both during and after trial.(2)There is insufficent evidence for the charges to be refiled in the future.
   Defense attorney Bloom,who had originally planned to argue both theories(as previously documented here San Diego has an infamoushistory of malicious prosecutions),for undisclosed reasons elected  to go on the second only and thereby got himself delegated back to the original court for a hearing on September 26th.
   The second judge held that the original judge, being  much more conversent with the evidence, is the one best qualified to make the decision.
  He also denied  a request by the defense for exculpatory  parrafine tests which are still being held by the prosecution.It appears  that (since Mrs.Sommer is now acquitted )she can no longer request concealed prosecution evidence to which she was entitled when she remained  a  falsely convicted person.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/...bn18sommer.html


   
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Re: Serial Framing in San Diego- The Wake of the Cynthia Sommers Case
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 05:51:18 PM »

   The prosecution will not let Cynthia Sommers go in peace.Its ego is badly bruised:

     Sommer's bid for exoneration on hold

Marine widow's case waits on high court

By Ray Huard
STAFF WRITER

September 27, 2008

SAN DIEGO COURTS – Cynthia Sommer's bid to be forever free of charges that she killed her Marine husband was postponed again yesterday, at least until the California Supreme Court acts on the case.



Advertisement “I will never give up,” Sommer said outside court yesterday. “I think it's important for me not to give up and to give other people hope.”
Sommer, 35, was convicted in January 2007 of poisoning her husband with arsenic. She was granted a new trial in November 2007 and freed in April after prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the case, revealing that new tests showed no arsenic in tissue samples from Sgt. Todd Sommer's body.

The case was dismissed without prejudice, giving prosecutors the option of later resurrecting murder charges against Sommer.

Sommer's lawyer, Allen Bloom, has asked the San Diego Superior Court to dismiss the case with prejudice, which would bar any future murder prosecution. He wanted a prompt hearing on the matter.

Prosecutors argue that the county court doesn't have the authority to take such an action, and they asked the Supreme Court to settle the matter.

Superior Court Judge John Einhorn said “it would be a poor use of judicial resources” to conduct a hearing on Bloom's request without knowing what the Supreme Court will do.

Deputy District Attorney Richard Armstrong told Einhorn that he doesn't expect to hear anything from the Supreme Court until late next month at the earliest, with late November more likely. Einhorn set a Nov. 14 hearing for an update on the case.

Sommer said the delay has caused problems for her because she is trying to regain custody in Michigan of her three sons, ages 8, 12 and 14. She said she moved to Michigan after her release and lives there with her 17-year-old daughter.

Sommer said Michigan courts are unwilling to grant her custody of the children as long as there's a possibility – however slight – that she could end up back in jail to be retried on murder charges.

Bloom said prosecutors were “playing fast and loose” with Sommer's life by not agreeing to dismiss the charges with prejudice.

Bloom has accused prosecutors of misconduct for mishandling evidence that would have cleared Sommer in her trial. He contended that prosecutors are delaying a final resolution of the case because it has been an embarrassment to them.

“Everything they're doing is just to avoid getting to the truth in the case,” Bloom said outside the courtroom.

Armstrong declined to respond to Bloom's accusation.



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 Ray Huard: (619) 593-4953; ray.huard@uniontrib.com

 
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Re: Serial Framing in San Diego- The Wake of the Cynthia Sommers Case
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 02:24:14 PM »

   UNION-TRIBUNE

11:52 a.m. December 5, 2008

SAN DIEGO – Cynthia Sommer will at last get a court hearing on her drive to permanently clear herself of accusations that she killed her Marine husband with arsenic, a judge ruled Friday.
San Diego Superior Court Judge John S. Einhorn set a May 4 hearing on a motion by Sommer's lawyer, Allen Bloom, to get the case against his client dismissed “with prejudice”. That would bar prosecutors from ever again being able to file the same charges against her.



   Sommer, 35, was convicted in January 2007 of poisoning her husband with arsenic.
She was granted a new trial in November 2007 and freed in April after prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the case after new tests showed no arsenic in tissue samples from Sgt. Todd Sommer's body.

The case was dismissed “without prejudice,” giving prosecutors the option of later refiling murder charges against the widow.

Sommer, who was not in court Friday, has said she needs a final resolution of her case to regain custody in Michigan of her three sons, ages 8, 12 and 14. She said she moved to Michigan after her release and lives there with her 17-year-old daughter.

Sommer said Michigan courts are unwilling to grant her custody of the children as long as there's a possibility – however slight – that she could end up back in jail and retried on murder charges.

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   This is outrageous(and  barely noted by the press).There was no murder,period.Any more than there was a Duke rape.Mrs.Sommers was convicted on junk science which fact the prosecutor couldwell  have ascertained before trying her the first time.Now the courts are dragging her on for further years of agony.The judge could,of course,end her ordeal with a single flip of his pen but, no,.... come back cross-continent and see us again on May 4th.
   This will never be a MacDonald case(see Past Case thread) but it is a sadistic enough example of the law's delay.
   Our links  to past misdeeds by Mrs.Sommers' prosecutor have gone down but we will be re-posting some when time allows.Her  overall administration of Justice in innocence cases appears to be in need of some national surveillance
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Re: Serial Framing in San Diego- The Wake of the Cynthia Sommers Case
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 07:26:27 PM »

Sydney, I watched the entire trial of Ms Sommers and was shocked she was found quilty.  I did not see or hear any evidence to charge her, let alone convict her. Her attorney put on quite a show and I felt more intersted in "performing" than lawyering and he admitted his poor defense of this woman.  As a Certified Emergency Nurse with forty five years experience working in the ED, I was surprised that Todd did not receive  extensive testing after three visits for the same complaint.  Ms Sommers deserves a full declaration of innocence.
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