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Jordan Brown Case

Jordan Brown Case
  • brown.jpg Jordan Brown could be free by Thursday

    Judge John Hodge next week will consider an appeal to release Jordan Brown pending his juvenile court hearing. In a 12-page order issued yesterday by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Hodge was directed to schedule a hearing by Thursday.

    March 31, 2012 1 Photo

  • brown.jpg Jordan Brown may be released; decision could come this week

    Jordan Brown could be free — even briefly — pending his day in juvenile court. Defense attorney Dennis Elisco Wednesday asked a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court to release his 14-year-old client until a juvenile court hearing is scheduled. The court promised a speedy ruling — possibly by tomorrow.

    March 29, 2012 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: State guilty of dysfunction in Jordan Brown case

    There are only two possibilities in the case of Jordan Brown. He is either responsible for the February 2009 shooting death of Kenzie Houk or he is not. If he is not responsible, that means the government has kept the boy in custody for three years — from the time he was 11 until his current age of 14.

    February 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • Corvi.jpg New Castle News won’t appeal Jordan Brown ruling

    The New Castle News will not appeal the ruling that bars media and the public from Jordan Brown’s juvenile hearings. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday rejected appeals by three newspapers, including The News, and ruled that future proceedings in juvenile court will be closed to the public in order to protect the youth’s privacy.

    February 25, 2012 1 Photo

  • brown.jpg Superior Court: No media in Jordan Brown case

    Jordan Brown’s case will remain closed to the news media, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled yesterday. In a 33-page opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed the order of Lawrence County Judge John W. Hodge’s order that closed proceedings to the public and news media.

    February 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • brown.jpg Court to hear Jordan Brown appeal

    Jordan Brown will have another day in court next month. The Pennsylvania Superior Court will hear an appeal filed by the teen’s attorneys, who are seeking his release from custody. The hearing will be March 28 in Pittsburgh.

    February 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • Jordan Brown case grows more confusing amid appeals

    The Jordan Brown case continues to demonstrate the distorted logic of how Pennsylvania handles juvenile homicide suspects. Attorneys for the now-14-year-old-boy are petitioning the courts for his release, arguing his juvenile trial was not conducted in timely fashion. The matter is now on appeal.

    January 19, 2012

  • brown.jpg Jordan Brown Case: Attorneys seek teen’s release

    Dennis Elisco, Stephen Colafella of Monaca and the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court late last week after Lawrence County Judge John W. Hodge rejected their request.

    January 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • brown.jpg State court hears plea to open Jordan Brown proceedings

    After almost three years of pretrial publicity, it is too late to protect a young suspect’s privacy, attorneys argued Tuesday. Lawyers for three newspapers, including the New Castle News, argued before Pennsylvania Superior Court Judges Kate Ford Elliott, Jacqueline Shogan and Robert Colville. They are opposing the decision that closed proceedings involving Jordan Brown.

    January 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • brown.jpg Jordan Brown Case: Parents of Kenzie Houk want media in proceedings

    The parents of the woman allegedly shot by her 11-year-old stepson-to-be want the news media to witness his court proceedings. Jack and Debbie Houk of Shenango Township said they favor including the news media in future court proceedings involving Jordan Brown.

    January 7, 2012 1 Photo

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