Thursday, February 7, 2008

Complete coverage: Nixzmary Brown trial

February 4, 2008
Tearful jury watched stepdad video in Nixzmary case
A tearful jury for the first time Monday saw Cesar Rodriguez's videotaped statement, in which he described beating little Nixzmary Brown and throwing her to the floor in the hours before the child died.

February 2, 2008
Photos of Nixzmary Brown's bruises shock jurors
An exclamation -- "Jesus!" -- that seemed to come directly from the jury box of a Brooklyn courtroom Friday underscored the shock as jurors saw for the first time the graphic crime scene photos of little Nixzmary Brown's bloody, battered and bruised body.

January 31, 2008
Stepdad: Young Nixzmary gave herself black eyes
Little 36-pound Nixzmary Brown caused the two massive black eyes she had when police found her body, according to the stepfather accused of murdering her.

January 30, 2008
Prosecution: Video proves Nixzmary was beaten
Nixzmary Brown's absence from a family shopping trip two days before she died in January 2006 is proof that the girl was so battered and bruised that her parents had to keep her out of sight, prosecutors said Wednesday.

January 30, 2008
Official: DNA ties stepfather to Nixzmary's death
The blood of little Nixzmary Brown was found on the jeans and under the fingernails of her stepfather, an official with the city medical examiner's office testified yesterday at the stepfather's murder trial.

January 28, 2008
Safety concerns behind closed-door hearings in Nixzmary trial
Concerns about the safety of a witness have been the reason for recent closed-door hearings in the trial of the man charged with killing 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown, a judge disclosed Monday.

January 25, 2008
New evidence said to adjourn Nixzmary Brown trial
The murder trial of Nixzmary Brown's stepfather was adjourned for the second straight day yesterday for what a judge said were "legal" reasons.

January 24, 2008
Judge delays Nixzmary Brown trial
The trial in the Nixzmary Brown murder case was unexpectedly postponed Wednesday and the judge has prohibited the defense and the prosecution from talking about the reasons, attorneys said. Testimony is to resume Thursday.

January 21, 2008
Defense lawyer in Nixzmary case claims death threat
The defense attorney in the Nixzmary Brown murder case said Sunday that he had received what he called a death threat for representing the man accused of killing the 7-year-old girl.

January 17, 2008
Nixzmary 'torture chair' shocks court
The small chair police said 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown was tethered to for part of her short, abused life drew gasps as it was placed on a table in a Brooklyn courtroom Thursday in front of a jury hearing the case about her 2006 murder.

January 16, 2008
Stepdad's trial puts focus on Nixzmary's horrors
They were enduring symbols of an emaciated girl's horrific demise: The rope used to tether her to a chair; the cat-litter box she used as a toilet; the bathtub in which she was dunked under cold water.

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