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Trial set in Seward cold case murder

...Judge Peter Ashman set a hearing in the case for Nov. 16 and trial call for Nov. 28 in Kenai. Public defender Benjaman Adams entered pleas of "not guilty" on behalf of Eacker, who was arraigned on one count of first-degree murder and...
Custodian OK'd, but bail not reduced for Eacker

...murderer Jimmy Eacker at a bail hearing Friday, but maintained the $250,000 cash performance bond. Defense attorney Benjaman Adams argued Eacker would not be a flight risk or a danger to the community if released, and requested that Judge Anna...
Victim's husband testifies in murder trial heard that Jimmy was the last person seen with Toni, what did you think they were doing?" defense attorney Benjaman Adams asked Calvin Lister during cross-examination. "I didn't know," Lister responded. "Did it cross your mind...
Guilty: Jury rules Eacker murdered Toni Lister

...I thought the defense did a good job, but at the end of the day, we wanted to see justice." Defense attorney Benjaman Adams did not want to discuss the case in detail following the verdict. "I was disappointed," Adams said. He said he...
Eacker's motion for new trial, dismissal continues

...the way the case was tried. The defense was scheduled to file a reply on Tuesday but requested a week extension. Benjaman Adams, Eacker's defense attorney, said because of the seriousness of the case and the length of the documents involved...
'A bad dream': Witness said she found Lister's glasses through clairvoyant episode

...discrepancies in her conversations with police and struck an adversarial tone with Lamb from the start of defense attorney Benjaman Adams's cross-examination. A particularly jarring moment came Friday when Adams asked Lamb if she would be willing...
DNA analyst can't conclude Lister bled on Eacker's pants

...found on the pants Eacker wore on March 6, 1982. "Did Mrs. Lister bleed on the pants or not?" defense attorney Benjaman Adams asked Bickham. "I can't answer that," Bickham testified. "I can't conclude that she did." However, Bickham...
Eacker's prosecutor to testify: Judge aks for explanation of information's exclusion

...ordeal to be over, with justice as its conclusion. At the heart of this Dec. 28 status hearing was defense attorney Benjaman Adams' charge that the state's prosecuting attorney Pat Gullufsen withheld exculpatory evidence during Eacker's original...
Eacker granted new trial: Judge rules prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence

...on both sides of the courtroom. "Jimmy and I both had a difficult time not crying in court," defense attorney Benjaman Adams said. "I know I was certainly struggling with my emotions. I've always believed Jimmy was innocent, and I believe...
1st witness called: Investigator testifies in murder case

...Blaedorn said. During the defense's cross-examination of Blaedorn, which will continue today, defense attorney Benjaman Adams questioned Blaedorn on Eacker's attitude during the investigation. "Would it be fair to say that Jimmy Eacker...


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