Monday, June 13, 2011

Trial Begins In Worcester County

Twenty-year-old Justin Michael Hadel of College Station, Texas, is on trial for first-degree murder as well as first- and second-degree assault in the killing of Christine Marie Sheddy. Ms. Sheddy, from Delaware,  went missing  from Pocomoke in November 2007 from the home of friends she had been visiting in Pocomoke.

Jury selection was completed Monday in Snow Hill, Maryland (Worcester County) for the man accused of murdering Christine Marie Sheddy while she visited friends in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

 A jury of twelve, 6 women and 6 men (2 alternates) were selected to hear the trial which is expected to last a week.

On Monday the jury heard testimony from the victims mother, Lynn Doddenhoff and an neighbor on Byrd Road.
Testimony was over by 11:30 a.m. and the jury was dismissed. In their opening statement  the prosecution  claimed  that the victim was  struck  in the forehead with a board and then stabbed.

Clarence  Jackson lived at the farm house in November of 2007 along with his girlfriend Tia Johnson. Justin Hadel was also a guest..

More testimony will be heard Tuesday when the trial resumes in the morning.  A cellmate, that Hadel may have shared information with,  is scheduled to testify.


Anonymous said...

We are seeing so much of this now a days. What is causing these young people to be so full of rage that they are willing to ruin so many lives including their own?

Anonymous said...

One of the renters of the house Tia is going to testify today also. It's going to be interesting to hear what story she's come up with.....this time.

Anonymous said...

I hope his inmate is telling the truth and not just making up a story for brownie points.

Anonymous said...

Don't you have to be trustworthy to be a witness for the court?No judge is going to take Tia seriously because she has a history of crimes of dishonesty.

Anonymous said...

Today's Daily Times story makes it sound like Tia Johnson has gotten some sort of immunity from prosecution. I've read the order on case search and that doesn't appear to be the case at all. What it says is that the state can't use any part of her own testimony to charge her with certain crimes. What it doesn't say is that if they find out the information though some other route that she can't be charged.

Anonymous said...

I heard bits and pieces of Tia's testimony and it seems she's traded the truth in exchange for her own self interest.
Her story is not believable to me.
I'm also of the belief that there is a "friend" of Christine's who if they had been truthful could maybe have cleared this up from day 1. Don't know for sure, but I doubt very seriously if the murder occured at Byrd. Tia's admitted to spending atleast one night at the Inn without permission.....