The Thomas Berberich Case

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02/07/1998 Magistrate issues gag order
02/06/1998 Magistrate issues gag order
02/08/1998 Magistrate issues gag order

03/14/1998 District judge postpones hearing in Hanrahan case

05/11/1998 Berberich trial postponed until July 20

05/11/1998 Berberich hearing to begin today
05/12/1998 Hearing for Berberich pushed back

05/13/1998 Hearing for Berberich pushed back

07/03/1998 Hanrahan's body exhumed
07/04/1998 Hanrahan's body exhumed
07/05/1998 Hanrahan's body exhumed

07/14/1998 Judge tosses out Berberich confession
07/15/1998 Judge suppresses 'confession' in Berberich case

07/16/1998 Judge suppresses 'confession' in Berberich case
07/17/1998 Judge suppresses 'confession' in Berberich case

07/18/1998 Judge suppresses 'confession' in Berberich case

07/19/1998 Judge suppresses 'confession' in Berberich case

10/06/1998 Berberich's attorney files motion

03/03/1999 State contends confession is not privileged communication
03/04/1999 High court hears Hanrahan debate

03/05/1999 High court hears Hanrahan debate

03/05/1999 High court hears Hanrahan debate(low-band streaming video).

03/05/1999 High court hears Hanrahan debate(Quicktime Movie Download:1.3 MB).

04/17/1999 Berberich 'confession' allowed

04/18/1999 Berberich 'confession' allowed

06/15/1999 Prosecution renews request to revoke bond for Berberich
06/16/1999 Prosecution renews request to revoke bond for Berberich

06/25/1999 Hearing in Berberich case set for July 13
06/25/1999 CJ Online Archive for 06/25/99
06/26/1999 CJ Online Archive for 06/26/99
06/26/1999 Hearing in Berberich case set for July 13
08/10/1999 Skeptical Hamilton requests recusal

08/11/1999 Complaint against Hamilton aired
08/18/1999 Berberich case gets new judge
10/01/1999 Boy's '79 slaying recounted

10/02/1999 Berberich to stand trial in killing of boy in 1979
10/15/1999 Berberich attorney's account sought

12/07/1999 Berberich attorney: No confession made
12/09/1999 Berberich asks judge not to allow testimony
12/16/1999 Prosecution wants abuse conviction admitted

12/17/1999 Jury won't hear of conviction

01/14/2000 Lawyers warned to avoid holdups

01/31/2000 Opening Statements in Berberich Trial(low-band streaming video)

01/31/2000 Opening Statements in Berberich Trial(Quicktime Movie Download:1.2MB)

01/27/2000 Murder case turns mysterious

02/04/2000 Officers tell of jail confession

02/05/2000 Prisoner says Berberich told him he killed
02/08/2000 Berberich denies slaying, says he was with family

02/08/2000 Berberich denies slaying, says he was with family(low-band streaming video).

02/08/2000 Berberich denies slaying, says he was with family(Quicktime Movie Download:1MB).

02/09/2000 Berberich case handed to jury

02/09/2000 Berberich case handed to jury(low-band streaming video).

02/09/2000 Berberich case handed to jury(Quicktime Movie Download:1.1MB).

02/10/2000 Berberich jury seems deadlocked
02/11/2000 Berberich not guilty

02/11/2000 Berberich not guilty(low-band streaming video).

02/11/2000 Berberich not guilty(higher quality Quicktime movie download :1.4 MB).

02/12/2000 John Hanrahan saddened, shocked by acquittal

02/13/2000 From outset, Hanrahan case difficult

02/13/2000 Berberich Trial reaction(low-band streaming video).

02/13/2000 Berberich Trial reaction(higher quality Quicktime movie download:1.6MB).

02/13/2000 Rork's law: Gotta have heart