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Jury likely to decide Mendenhall case today

... Thursday afternoon in the murder-for-hire trial of Bruce Mendenhall . It is likely the case will be sent to the jury for a verdict ... the trial is the first of what could be several for Mendenhall, the murder-for-hire proceedings have focused less on the defendant ...

Prosecution paints Mendenhall’s desperation in murder-for-hire trial

... second day of his murder-for-hire trial, a subdued Bruce Mendenhall listened quietly to testimony from the two detectives he allegedly ... in 2007.  A video played for the jury showed Mendenhall’s first interview with Metro police detectives Pat Postiglione ...

Mendenhall video: ‘All I know is, I disposed of her’

The jury in the Bruce Mendenhall murder trial on Wednesday heard testimony from two detectives ... Pat Postiglione told jurors about his first encounter with Mendenhall in July 2007 after spotting his tractor-trailer near the TA truck ...

Prosecution says Mendenhall’s truck was a ‘killing chamber’

... Friday morning in the murder trial against Bruce Mendenhall, a long-haul truck driver from Illinois accused of shooting Sara ... Closing arguments lasted about one and a half hours as Mendenhall's defense tried to show the state's case rested on too much ... told jurors the defense didn't dispute that Hulbert was in Mendenhall's truck — DNA evidence showed her blood was found in various ...

Audio tapes reveal Mendenhall arranging for murders

... On the second day of testimony in Bruce Mendenhall’s murder-for-hire trial, audio recordings were a key piece of ... wiretapped conversations between a jailhouse informant and Mendenhall, talks prosecutors say reveal the defendant agreeing to contract for ...

Mendenhall back in court Tuesday

... motions filed in two cases against truck driver Bruce Mendenhall, 59, of Albion, Ill. One motion filed by the defense asked Dozier to grant Mendenhall a new trial based on alleged court errors following his January ...

Former boss recalls Mendenhall’s disdain for ‘lot lizards’

... The state rested its case against Bruce Mendenhall on Thursday after a second full day of witness testimony, which ... regarding bullet casings and blood found inside the cab of Mendenhall’s tractor-trailer, linking it to the location where Sara ...

Jury selection begins next week in Mendenhall murder trial

... Jury selection in the murder trial of Bruce Mendenhall is set to begin next Thursday, just ahead of the May 10 start date. ... a motion from the defense to exclude statements made by Mendenhall in a recorded phone conversation. Jury selection is expected to ...

On the trail of an accused interstate serial killer

... had already been pulled in the few moments before. Bruce Mendenhall opened the door. Now 59, Mendenhall’s head is capped by disheveled brown hair. His face is adorned ...

Judge considers whether to grant Mendenhall a new trial

... A judge is considering whether Bruce Mendenhall should be granted a new trial after he was found guilty on three ... and Pat Postiglione regarding their procedures during Mendenhall’s arrest, particularly relating to his drivers license and a ...