Attorneys for man accused in Trinity cheerleader’s death move to bar retrial, citing double jeaopardy and misconduct
Attorneys for a man accused of a Trinity University student’s death have moved to bar his retrial, citing prosecutor misconduct and double jeopardy after his 2019 trial ended in a hung jury.
Death of San Antonio college cheerleader Cayley Mandadi investigated by '48 Hours'
Death of San Antonio college cheerleader Cayley Mandadi investigated by '48 Hours'On Saturday, the story of Cayley Mandadi, the beloved cheerleader whose death gripped the Trinity University community, will be highlighted by "48 Hours" on CBS. On Saturday, the story of Cayley Mandadi, the beloved cheerleader whose death gripped the Trinity University community, will be highlighted by "48 Hours" on CBS. Photo: Courtesy Photo Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Death of San Antonio college cheerleader Cayley Mandadi investigated by '48 Hours' 1 / 1 Back to GalleryOn Saturday, the story of Cayley Mandadi, the beloved cheerleader whose death stunned the Trinity University community, will be highlighted by "48 Hours." "The Final Hours of Cayley Mandadi" will air at 9 p.m. on CBS. Alison Steele, Mandadi's mother, described the extent of Mandadi's injuries in the 48 Hours episode.mysanantonio.com
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is?
Through her grief and determination, Mandadi’s mother, Alison Steele, fought to get a bill passed by the state legislature, creating what’s called a CLEAR Alert. Ex-boyfriend testifies about love triangle involving slain Trinity cheerleaderAfter Mandadi’s death, her parents created the CLEAR Alert, standing for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue. On May 14, 2019, the state bill to legally create a CLEAR Alert, passed unanimously and went into effect September 1, 2019. "When this did pass into law, law enforcement did receive briefings and what not within their own agencies. Steele said right now, Texas is the only state that has the CLEAR Alert, but other states are trying to follow suit.
News Brief: Cayley Mandadi case update
A mistrial was declared on Dec. 12, 2019, in the case of Mark Howerton, who was facing charges for murder, sexual assault and kidnapping of Trinity sophomore Cayley Mandadi in Oct. 2017. Howerton faced a maximum sentence of life in prison. The mistrial was declared when the jury could not reach a decision after nine hours in deliberation. We are obviously very disappointed with the mistrial, but we intend to retry this case and bring justice to Cayley Mandadi, said Joe Gonzales, Bexar County district attorney, in an email to the Trinitonian. Typically after a mistrial, the prosecutor dismisses the charges, a plea bargain or agreement is made, or another criminal trial is scheduled.trinitonian.com
Bexar County DA says he’ll retry case after mistrial declared for accused killer of Trinity cheerleader
SAN ANTONIO – After 9 hours of deliberation over two days, the jury in the Mark Howerton murder trial could not reach a unanimous verdict and a mistrial was declared late Thursday afternoon. Mistrial declared in trial of accused cheerleader killerHowerton was facing murder, sexual assault and kidnapping charges in the death of Cayley Mandadi, 19, a Trinity University cheerleader, in October 2017 during a trip to Houston. According to testimony during the trial, the couple had been dating but Mandadi was planning to end the relationship. Part of the preparation for that trial would be evaluating the input prosecutors received during their meeting with jurors following Thursday’s mistrial. “Sometimes it’s just about the presentation of the case, sometimes it’s about the personalities or maybe they just didn’t like a witness.”
Mistrial declared in trial of accused cheerleader killer
Addressing the jury, Judge Angelini said: “With this note ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’m declaring a mistrial, the case for this time being over.”The jury spent 9 hours reviewing over 22 hours of testimony in the trial, which began early last week. They deliberated for 2 hours Wednesday and another 7 hours on Thursday. According to testimony during the trial, the couple had been dating but Mandadi was planning to end the relationship. “We are obviously very disappointed with the mistrial, but we intend to retry this case and bring justice to Cayley Mandadi," said Joe Gonzales, Bexar County district attorney. A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Mark Howerton.
Defense attorneys explore notion Molly’ played role in college Cheerleaders death
Defense attorneys explore notion Molly’ played role in college Cheerleaders deathPublished: December 10, 2019, 6:17 pmDefense attorneys for a man on trial accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering a Trinity University cheerleader he dated, explored the notion that a drug played a role in her death.
Ex-boyfriend testifies about love triangle involving slain Trinity cheerleader
Ex-boyfriend testifies about love triangle involving slain Trinity cheerleaderPublished: December 6, 2019, 6:51 pmJeff Birchum testified Friday in the trial of Mark Howerton, 24, who is facing murder, sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
Accused cheerleader killer called jealous, abusive, controlling
Accused cheerleader killer called jealous, abusive, controllingPublished: December 5, 2019, 6:10 pmJust over a month before Mark Howerton allegedly beat his 17-year-old girlfriend to death, Trinity University police confronted him during a disturbance call inside her fifth-floor dorm room.
Accused cheerleader killer called jealous, abusive, controlling
"The door opened at 561 and a male subject was exiting the room," Trinity University police Sgt. From the hallway, Lewis said he observed broken glass scattered inside the room of Cayley Mandadi, a university cheerleader. Medical experts testify in the trial of accused cheerleader killerLewis said Howerton, 24, told him he was in the room waiting for Mandadi. In the video, Howerton seemed nervous when the officer asked, "You mind if I take a look in the room?" "Naw, it isn't even my room," Howerton replied.
Murder trial begins in 2017 death of Trinity University cheerleader
San Antonio – The murder trial of a 24-year-old man charged in the slaying of a Trinity University cheerleader began Tuesday. Mark Howerton is charged with murder in the death of Cayley Mandadi, 19. Man accused of killing Trinity University cheerleader indicted by grand juryLane said she administered CPR to Mandadi, who was partially nude and covered in bruises, inside a car. Mark Howerton is on trial for the slaying of Trinity University cheerleader Cayley Mandadi. “There is a bruise on Cayley Mandadi’s clavicle and a blue bruise on Caylee Mandadi’s leg that appear consistent throughout the medical records,” Hunter said.