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Mona Nelson trial - 8/21/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:23 pm


FBI agent expected to testify in Houston woman's capital murder trial

by Samica Knight
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX

August 21, 2013
Updated at 11:03 AM today


HOUSTON (KTRK) --  For the first time since the Mona Nelson trial started, the court heard the voice of the accused child killer. Prosecutors played a videotaped interview where Nelson admits she was at the scene where 12-year-old Jonathan Foster's body was found. Today members of the FBI will testify about additional evidence linked to the case.


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Mona Nelson trial - 8/21/13: State expects to rest case as early as Thursday or Friday

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:35 pm


FBI agents take stand in trial of woman accused of killing young boy

State expects to rest as early as Thursday or Friday

KPRC (NBC) - Houston, TX
Published On: Aug 21 2013 12:03:20 PM CDT


HOUSTON -
The state expects to rest as early as Thursday or Friday in the Jonathan Foster murder trial.


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Mona Nelson trial - 8/21/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:23 pm


New DNA evidence introduced in Houston woman's capital murder trial

August 21,2013
Updated at 04:41 PM today

by Katie McCall
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX



HOUSTON (KTRK) -- New revelations are coming from testimony in the murder of a 12-year-old boy. Three forensic scientists took the stand on Wednesday, testifying about the evidence in the Mona Nelson trial. She's charged with capital murder. Prosecutors are pointing out newly introduced DNA evidence.

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Forensic examiner Shane Hoffman testified that a shoulder area tested "positive for blood...that matched Mona Nelson." Further testing turned up Nelson's "DNA on the collar and wrist areas" of the sweatshirt.

For one of the DNA tests, the witness even said the chance of it being anyone else's DNA was what's considered a statistical impossibility.


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"Powerful evidence for the state. All of this is very powerful evidence for the state. It's enough to legally convict, from a judge's perspective, this is enough to legally convict," he said.

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Mona Nelson trial - 8/22/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:03 pm


Several witnesses expected to testify in Houston woman's capital murder trial

by Katie McCall
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX

August 22, 2013
Updated at 12:46 PM today


HOUSTON (KTRK) --  Prosecutors are close to wrapping up their case against Mona Nelson, the Houston woman charged with capital murder over the death of a 12-year-old boy.


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Testimony is expected to continue through this afternoon. The prosecution could have as many as four more witnesses. Closing arguments could be delivered as soon as tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Nan11 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Hi, Ann!  Me again!

I'm so relieved that the forensic evidence is very strong.  It irked me a little bit to hear the defense making a fuss about LE not give her a lie detector test.

Those things are not admissible in court anyway.  With such powerful forensic evidence against her--not to mention the video of her dumping Jonathan's remains, etc.--I don't see how a lie detector test that would have been inadmissible, would have been worth the State's time or expense.

I was surprised to hear that the prosecution may rest soon, and that closing arguments could begin tomorrow afternoon.

The testimony about that rather large woman possibly wearing Jonathan's tiny shirt is just mind boggling.  If the chicken bones weren't bad enough, this shows a truly sick attachment to the little boy she had just [allegedly] burned with her welding torch.  (I'm beyond horrified.)

I know that the defense slipped in some of their witnesses during the State's case but it is sure sounding like they don't have much of a defense.

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Mona Nelson trial - 8/22/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:14 pm


Testimony in capital murder trial centers on autopsy of child's burned body

August 22, 2013
Updated at 06:05 PM today

by Katie McCall
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON (KTRK) --  Investigators took the stand again on Thursday in the Mona Nelson trial. She's charged with capital murder, accused of killing a 12-year-old boy
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For the first time we heard about the autopsy of Jonathan Foster, whose body was found face down in a ditch and severely burned. Dr. Paul Radelat, a pathologist testifying for the defense, admitted that he had not actually examined Jonathan's body, but merely viewed photographs of the boy's remains and read the forensic pathologist's report. He said we may never know what happened to Jonathan, but he was confident the child was neither strangled nor burned alive.

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Mona Nelson trial - 8/22/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:26 pm


Watched the 6PM News on TV.   Katie McCall stated the State is expected to call 3 more witnesses tomorrow (8/23/13).  One of those witnesses will be the Medical Examiner who did Jonathan's autopsy.

Also, today two witnesses (in Mona's taped interview, they were among people Mona claimed to have been with during the time Jonathan went missing to the time Mona dumped his remains) testified for the State and testified Mona was not with them.  One was a co-worker.  Also, he testified that Mona "was quick to anger."  (Anger problems)
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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:33 pm


Hi, Nan11 . . .

Apparently the Defense won't put on much of a "defense".  Hard to defend a torch murderer.  JMO

I thought it was absurd for Allen Tanner to imply, via questioning of the State's witness, that Mona could have worn Jonathan's Looney Tunes shirt.  lol   Please don't insult the Judge's intelligence, Allen!!!

Won't be long and we will finally see "justice for Jonathan."


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Mona Nelson trial - 8/22/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:05 am


This is a Link to a video from KTRK 11 a.m. News on 8/22/13:

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=9215015&pid=null
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX  -   8/22/13  --  Report by Katie McCall

Testimony continues in woman's capital murder trial

The prosecution is expected to call on several witnesses today in the murder trial of a 12-year-old boy
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Mona Nelson trial - 8/23/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:41 pm


Testimony wrapping up soon in capital murder trial

August 23, 2013
Updated at 12:23 PM today

KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX

HOUSTON (KTRK) --  Closing arguments are expected any day now in the capital murder trial of Mona Nelson.

Prosecutors have wrapped up their case against Nelson, accused of killing 12-year-old Jonathan Foster in December 2010. The defense will now present their case.


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http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9216575


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Mona Nelson trial - 8/23/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:47 pm


 VIDEO: Prosecution rests their case in capital murder trial

Now the defense is putting on their case in the trial over the kidnapping and murder of a 12-year-old boy in 2010



http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=9216716
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX  --  8/23/13
August 23, 2013 10:24:26 AM PDT
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Mona Nelson trial - 8/23/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:40 pm


Watching the 4PM KTRK (ABC) News on TV.

 Deborah Wrigley, reporter, gave a "live"  update in the hallway outside of the court room.

State rested its case shortly before noon.

Defense put on a "handful" of witnesses and rested their case.

One was a lady who claimed to have seen/been with Mona drinking during the time Jonathan went missing.    On cross exam, the Prosecution produced a statement she gave police (at the time) that said otherwise.  

Court adjourned early today.

No story or video posted yet; no Link.

However, the source is :

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/index
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Mona Nelson - 8/23/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:57 pm


Both sides rest in capital murder trial

August 23, 2013
Updated at 07:39 PM today

by Deborah Wrigley
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON (KTRK) --  Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Monday the capital murder trial of Mona Nelson after both sides wrapped up testimony on Friday.


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After the state rested its case, the defense called a handful of witnesses, including a woman who knew Nelson and claimed that she and a friend were drunk at their apartment complex at the same time Jonathan was abducted.

On cross-examination, Mary Whitt testified, "I kicked it with them. ... I wasn't drinking."


Snipped:

Final arguments will begin on Monday, then the case will be turned over to the judge. It is a bench trial and there is no jury. The judge will render the verdict.

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Mona Nelson trial - 8/26/13 -- Deliberations

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:00 pm


Judge deliberating verdict in capital murder case

August 26, 2013
Updated at 12:31 PM today

KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The fate of Mona Nelson, accused of kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old boy in 2010, is in the hands of a judge.


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Witnesses and testimony for the prosecution lasted for 10 days. The defense put on their case in less than two hours.

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Mona Nelson trial - 8/26/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:10 pm


Closing arguments begin in trial of woman accused of killing 12-year-old boy

by KHOU.com staff
KHOU (CBS) - Houston, TX

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM


HOUSTON— Closing arguments began Monday in the trial of a woman accused of kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Houston boy on Christmas Eve in 2010.


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Mona Nelson trial - closing arguments - 8/26/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:06 pm


DA: woman killed boy for not letting her in apartment

By Brian Rogers | August 26, 2013
Houston Chronicle - Houston, TX


Prosecutors Monday said Mona Nelson lost her temper and kidnapped, then killed a 12-year-old boy for not letting her in the door of the apartment where he was staying the afternoon of Christmas Eve 2010.


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Spence's closing provided the first theory on the motive behind the boy's death, as prosecutors and investigators repeatedly have said they believe Nelson killed the child, but do not know why.

Spence said Nelson, who had been drinking that day, went to see her friend, Sharon Ennamorato, who was working at a north Houston restaurant. Ennamorato said she would soon get home to the apartment she shared temporarily with the 12-year-old and his mother. She told Nelson to go there and wait for her there.

However, Spence said, Ennamorato did not call the boy who had directions to not let anyone in.

When Nelson, a former boxer who worked as a welder, got to the apartment about 2 p.m. and found the boy would not let her in, things went horribly awry, Spence said.


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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Nan11 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Thanks so much, Ann - Tx!  Been looking forward to your updates.

Quote from your last link:
"Barr began deliberating about 11:30."

We should probably have a verdict soon.

Justice for Jonathan!
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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:19 pm

Hi, Nan11 . . .

You are welcome!

Judge Barr will read the verdict tomorrow morning (8/27/13). I'll post the update now.
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Mona Nelson trial - 8/26/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:30 pm


Judge: Verdict for woman accused in boy's murder to be read Tues.

Published On: Aug 26 2013 03:11:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2013 05:49:29 PM CDT

KPRC (NBC) - Houston, TX




Mona Nelson


HOUSTON -  
A Harris County judge said she will read her verdict Tuesday morning in the case of a woman accused of murdering a Houston boy.


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"She burned him with this torch at her house on that rug with these tanks," said Connie Spence.

Prosecutors also argued Nelson's DNA was found on the little boy's sweatshirt and video showed Nelson dumping the body.

"The evidence leads to one person only and that is Mona Nelson," said Spence.


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Mona Nelson trial - 8/26/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:37 pm


Judge deliberating verdict in capital murder case

Updated at 06:14 PM - August 26, 2013

by Miya Shay
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Testimony in the murder trial of Mona Nelson is over. Now we wait for a verdict -- not from a jury but from a judge -- and if that judge decides Nelson is guilty of killing 12-year-old Jonathan Foster, her punishment sentencing will be swift.

There are very few options when it comes to punishment in this case. This is a non-death penalty capital murder case, so if the judge finds her guilty, Nelson will spend the rest of her natural life behind bars without a chance for parole.


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It's up to the judge to render a verdict in the case. The court goes back into session Tuesday at 10am, but it's not yet known if the judge will deliver the verdict at that time.

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I have a meeting at 10 am tomorrow. Will find out later if Nelson is found guilty. I think Judge Barr will find Nelson guilty as charged!


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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Nan11 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:01 pm



Wow.  I've linked one of the videos from Ann's link that shows short clips of the closing arguments.  The prosecutor's seemed terrific.

Now I'll be holding my breath until I hear, but I'm so glad she put that much into it.  
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HPD News Conference video - Dec. 2010

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:34 am


It has been a long time since I've listened to the Houston Police Department (HPD) News Conference held in December, 2010.

I do believe Mona is a cold hearted killer without a soul. No remorse whatsoever per HPD Det. Michael Miller (News Conf. video linked below).

HPD did their job and Connie Spence, Prosecutor, was able to use the evidence HPD collected against Mona Nelson in her trial.  Hopefully, she will be found guilty.

http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=hpd+news+conference+on+jonathan+foster%27s+death&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs-att_001&type=att_my_portal_home&toggle=1&cop=&ei=UTF-8&fr=att-portal
HPD news conference on boy's death - via KTRK (ABC)  -- Houston, TX
VIDEO:  (21:25)

The following is raw video of law enforcement (LE) at Mona Nelson's home.  Includes Mona coming out of her home with LE and getting in an unmarked car for her trip to downtown Houston at HPD. When I first saw this video (in real time), I thought Mona was a man.

http://www.khou.com/video/featured-videos/Police-question-suspect-gather-evidence-in-case-of-missing-12-year-old--112613524.html
KHOU (CBS) - Houston, TX  - December 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM

VIDEO (6:27):  Police question suspect, gather evidence in case of missing 12-year-old
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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Nan11 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:52 am



@ Ann - Thank you for linking the above.  I had forgotten he had said he believed--at the time--that Jonathan may not have been Nelson's first victim.

It gives me cold chills thinking about that.  

Regarding the video of her arrest--yes, I had watched that, too; and thought the same thing.  That is why LE had such a hard time putting together a line up, imo.

We should have a verdict from the judge, soon.  I can't even envision that it could be anything but guilty.

Justice for sweet Jonathan!
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Mona Nelson trial - 8/27/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:45 am


I watched the 5 AM News on KTRK (ABC) this morning.  Sonia Azad, Reporter, did a "live" report in front of the Justice Center - Houston, TX.  

The video is now posted to KTRK's homepage.
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Fate of Houston woman accused of killing boy goes to judge

August 27, 2013
Updated at 06:04 AM today

KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON (KTRK) --  A judge could hand down a verdict today in the trial of a woman accused of killing a 12-year-old boy.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:02 am


Nan, thanks for linking the above video!

Hopefully, today will be justice for sweet Jonathan Paul Foster! afro 
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Post by Nan11 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:49 am

Now we are down to the nerve-wracking part.  Maybe just a couple of more hours--I'm getting the feeling that the press are expecting the verdict today, too.

I wish we could see the closing arguments--especially the prosecutors.

Oh, well--soon we'll have the verdict.  

 

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Mona Nelson trial - 8/26/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am

Closing arguments begin in trial of woman accused of killing 12-year-old boy

by Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News
Houston, TX

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Updated yesterday at 5:06 PM (8/26/13)


HOUSTON—The woman accused of murdering a 12-year-old boy and then trying to dispose of his body is now waiting for a Harris County judge to decide her fate.


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Prosecutors, while admitting from the start that they would not be able to establish a motive for the murder, said that Nelson, a maintenance worker and welder, murdered the boy in a drunken rage, then burned and dumped his body.

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"The evidence leads to one person only and that is Mona Nelson,” said prosecutor Connie Spence in her closing statement, who again showed the surveillance video that captured Nelson dumping the body. Prosecutors said evidence ruled out the stepfather of any involvement. Prosecutors also have a sweatshirt they found in Nelson’s garbage that was identified as belonging to Foster. Nelson’s DNA was found on the back and on the collar.

“That is the link. That is why we know this defendant took Jonathan Foster back to her house and killed him. ........"


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Post by Nan11 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:04 pm

 http://youtu.be/2rK_pxnyUYw

Mona Nelson has been found guilty of capital murder and will serve life in prison, without parole!  

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Mona Nelson verdict/sentencing - 8/27/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:56 pm


Woman found guilty in death of 12-year-old boy kidnapped on Christmas Eve


by KHOU.com staff, Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News
Houston, TX

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Updated today at 5:47 PM (8/27/13)



HOUSTON—A Harris County judge has found Mona Nelson guilty in the capital murder of 12-year-old Jonathan Foster.

Nelson will now serve life in prison without parole. She was accused in the kidnapping and murder of Jonathan on Christmas Eve in 2010.


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“I am extremely convinced, I am 100-percent convinced that there was no other person that was involved in this case....everything leads to Mona Nelson, absolutely,” Prosecutor Connie Spence said.

Snipped:

District Judge Jeannine Barr returned with a decision in the case on Tuesday morning.

In court Nelson reacted calmly to Barr’s decision. When asked if she had anything to say Nelson said, “I’m innocent, and an innocent person is going to prison.”


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Mona Nelson verdict/sentencing - 8/27/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:03 pm


Mona Nelson guilty of capital murder in death of 12-year-old boy

August 27, 2013
Updated at 06:16 PM today

by Miya Shay
KTRK (ABC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston woman accused of kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old boy nearly three years ago learned her fate Tuesday morning. A judge found Mona Nelson guilty of capital murder in the 2010 death of Jonathan Foster.


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Prosecutors Connie Spence and Sunni Mitchell spent two weeks methodically building their case, with multiple witnesses, cell phone records, and even grainy surveillance video. Taking no chances, even though they only had to convince a judge of one instead a jury of 12, that Nelson was guilty of murder.

Jonathan's mother was not in court Tuesday morning, but prosecutors spoke with her after the verdict was announced.

"I just talked to her on the phone and she let out a whoop of you," said Spence. "She felt very satisfied. Obviously, this is not in any way going to diminish her missing her child, but the fact that someone is held responsible, I think she's very, very grateful for."


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Mona Nelson verdict/sentencing - 8/27/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:17 pm


Video includes interview with David Davis, Jonathan Foster's stepfather.
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Mona Nelson found guilty in murder of 12-year-old Jonathan Foster

Published On: Aug 27 2013 09:55:10 AM CDT Updated On: Aug 27 2013 07:00:46 PM CDT

by Phil Archer
KPRC (NBC) - Houston, TX


HOUSTON -
Mona Nelson, a welder and former boxer was found guilty of Capital Murder Tuesday morning, and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the murder of a Houston boy.


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“She tried to accuse me of having something to do with it. It's hard enough to lose someone you love without being accused of it.” Davis said after the verdict was handed down.

Davis was excluded as a suspect after police turned up cell phone records and video showing he was at a local ice house during the time the boy was killed.

Homicide investigators found Foster's sweatshirt with Nelson's blood on it, and pieces of charred carpet found with his body in a trash can at Nelson's house.


Read more & view video:

http://www.click2houston.com/news/mona-nelson-found-guilty-in-murder-of-12yearold-jonathan-foster/-/1735978/21665494/-/ok2b4oz/-/index.html
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Mona Nelson verdict/sentencing - 8/27/13

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:31 pm


Judge finds woman guilty in death of 12-year-old boy

By Brian Rogers
Houston Chronicle - Houston, TX

August 27, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 9:49pm


Angela Motal said she long ago forgave Mona Nelson for abducting and killing her 12-year-old son two years ago.

However, she still wants an answer to the biggest question about Jonathan Foster's death on Christmas Eve 2010: Why?

"I wanted to ask her so many questions, but I couldn't and that was hard," Motal said about testifying against her son's alleged killer. "I wanted to get her in a room and give her my own interrogation."


Snipped:

Motal said she believes God has a plan that includes her forgiving Nelson, and the verdict means her son can "finally rest in peace."

Despite saying she had forgiven Nelson, Motal did not return to the courtroom for closing arguments.


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In loving memory of Jonathan Paul Foster . . .

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:49 pm










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Mona Nelson has been found guilty of your murder, Jonathan.  Justice has been served and you can now rest in peace . . .

You are in God's loving care and no one will ever hurt you again, sweet, precious child!


~ ~ ~  Rest in peace, sweet Jonathan and soar with the angels! ~ ~ ~

Gone . . . but not forgotten!
 


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This video (click on Link below) to honor Jonathan Paul Foster was made by a friend of mine in January, 2011.

I shared some of the beautiful things said about Jonathan at his Memorial service with my friend, "Piper",  and suggested she use the song which was played at Jonathan's Memorial Service in Houston, TX on January 4, 2011 in creating a video to honor Jonathan Foster. As usual, Piper did a beautiful job of creating this video.

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Mona Nelson transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:27 am


Mona Nelson has been transferred from the Harris County Jail - Houston, TX to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on 9/17/2013.  

This info is via an e-mail to me from the Texas Statewide VINE Service.


Snipped from an e-mail to me:

9/17/2013

This email is to inform you of the recent transfer of MONA NELSON from the HARRIS COUNTY JAIL to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on 9/17/2013.  
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Mona Nelson -- Texas Department Criminal Justice (prison)

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:56 pm


Offender Details

Offender Name: MONA YVETTE NELSON

Offender ID:00653626

Date of Birth:03/05/1966

Age: 47

Race: African American

Gender: Female
 
Custody Status: Transferred

Location of Offender:Texas Department Criminal Justice

Source:


https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/de...hType=offender
TX - VINE - Mona Nelson
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Mona Yvette Nelson vs The State of Texas -- First Court of Appeals - Houston, Harris County, TX

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:22 pm


As expected, Mona Y. Nelson filed an appeal with the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Harris County, TX.

The case began on 9/5/13 in the First Court of Appeals.

The documents (to date) regarding this appeal are available to read in PDF form as well as what has transpired the past several months.  You will have to go to the Linked site (see below).  You may have to provide some of Nelson's info to get to her info on the First Court of Appeals site.  All case info (to date) is listed below.

As many of you may know, an appeal is a slow process.  

I do not know why the is showing up by Document and *.  In preview, it is fine but when I post it, the b with brackets, etc. appears.  All brackets are correct in my post.  Strange!
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http://www.search.txcourts.gov/Case.aspx?cn=01-13-00769-CR
TxCourts.gov   - First Court of Appeals  - Mona Yvette Nelson


Case # 01-13-00769-CR

Case Information:

Case Number:   01-13-00769-CR  
Date Filed:  09/05/2013  
Case Type:  Capital Murder  
Style:  Mona Yvette Nelson  
v.:  The State of Texas  
Original Proceeding:  No


Appellate Briefs:

No Briefs.


Case Events:


Date

Event Type

Description

Disposition
[b]
*
Document

12/02/2013 Reporters record filed Court Reporter  


11/26/2013 Exhibits filed Court Reporter  


11/26/2013 Reporters record filed Court Reporter  

Notice [ PDF/64 KB ]  

11/06/2013 Notice of late record Court Reporter  

Order  [ PDF/181 KB ]  
Notice [ PDF/73 KB ]  

10/28/2013 Record due    


10/16/2013 Clerks record filed Appellant  

Notice [ PDF/72 KB ]  

10/02/2013 Reporters record filed Court Reporter  


09/12/2013 Docketing statement filed Appellant  

Other  [ PDF/414 KB ]  

09/05/2013 Notice of appeal received Appellant  

Notice [ PDF/83 KB ]  

09/05/2013 Case began in court of appeals    


08/27/2013 Notice of appeal filed in trial court    


08/27/2013 Sentence imposed in the trial court

* Note by Ann-Tx:  At the linked site (see above), you can click on the PDF under document and read the document.


Calendars:

Set Date

Calendar Type

Reason Set


12/06/2013 Status Response due
12/06/2013  Status Court reporters record due


Parties:

Party

PartyType

Representative



The State of Texas Criminal - State of Texas Alan Curry
Devon Anderson

Nelson, Mona Yvette Criminal - Appellant Allen C. Isbell



Trial Court Information:

Trial Court:  182nd District Court  
County:  Harris  
Trial Court Judge:  Honorable Jeannine Barr  
Trial Court Case #:  1394964  
Trial Court Reporter:  Roxanne Wiltshire  
Punishment:  Life TDCJ
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Mona Y. Nelson currently at TDCJ - Hobby Unit in Marlin, Falls County, TX

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:41 am


Mona Y. Nelson is currently serving her prison sentence at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) -  Hobby Unit in Marlin, Falls County, TX.
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NELSON, MONA YVETTE

Offense Date
2010-12-24  

Offense
CAPITAL MURDER

Sentence Date
2013-08-27

County
HARRIS

Case No.
139496401010  

Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
5555-55-55



SID Number:

03712112

TDCJ Number:

01877556

Name:

NELSON,MONA YVETTE

Race:

B

Gender:

F

DOB:

1966-03-06

Maximum Sentence Date:

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE        

Current Facility:

HOBBY  

Projected Release Date:

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Parole Eligibility Date:

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Sources:

http://offender.tdcj.state.tx.us/OffenderSearch/offenderDetail.action?sid=03712112
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Offender Search/Detail
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http://tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/hb.html
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - HOBBY
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Brief for Appellant (Mona Yvette Nelson) filed on 3/5/14 - you can read it!

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:51 am


The Brief for Appellant (Mona Yvette Nelson - appellant) was received and filed with the First Court of Appeals (Houston - Harris County, TX) on 3/5/2014.  Oral argument is waived.

There is info in the brief that was not reported by the media and you might find it of interest.

The Brief is 45 pages long.  You can read it by clicking on the pdf under Document for 3/5/2014. See Link below.  I will try to Link the pdf direct also.    Allen C. Isbell is Nelson's attorney of record re the Brief.

In the Conclusion and Prayer (Pages 43 and 44), Appellant prays that the judgment of conviction be reversed and the cause remanded for a new trial.

The appellee's (State - District Attorney's Office - Houston, Harris County, TX - Appellate Division) Brief is due on or before 4/4/2014 (per the Notice - pdf on 3/5/2014).

I am very interested in the State's response to appellant's (Mona Nelson) Brief.

Warning: Some may consider the discussion, in the brief,  about Jonathan Foster's burnt body graphic.


http://www.search.txcourts.gov/Case.aspx?cn=01-13-00769-CR
TxCourts.gov   - First Court of Appeals  - Mona Yvette Nelson   --  Case Number:   01-13-00769-CR  
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Direct Links to pdf's

http://www.search.txcourts.gov/SearchMedia.aspx?MediaVersionID=038fd3c5-f5bf-4b77-8fff-63cf4d0fb56d&coa=coa01&DT=Brief&MediaID=bd99d375-b373-49e6-93f1-72c612ff6d63
TxCourts.gov   - First Court of Appeals   -- pdf Brief for Appellant Mona Yvette Nelson -- 45 pages


http://www.search.txcourts.gov/SearchMedia.aspx?MediaVersionID=fe32c984-48b5-4ecc-805e-fdfc768533cb&coa=coa01&DT=BRIEF FLD NO&MediaID=3be9f6da-781f-4134-84b5-b0f1bd527ea4
TxCourts.gov   - First Court of Appeals  -- pdf Notice -- Mona Yvette Nelson
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Update - Mona Yvette Nelson - appeal with First Court of Appeals, Houston, TX

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:46 pm



RE: Court of Appeals Number: 01-13-00769-CR Trial Court Case Number: 1394964

Style: Mona Yvette Nelson
v.
The State of Texas

The First Court of Appeals in Houston, Harris County, TX  has set the above cause for submission September 30, 2014,
before a panel consisting of Justice Massengale, Justice Brown and Justice Huddle, subject to change by the Court.

The parties have waived oral argument.

As we all know, the appeal process can take many months.   The briefs and supplemental report were submitted by the State and by Mona Nelson's attorney of record in a timely manner.  Briefs submitted 9/30/14.

Mona Nelson,  convicted of Capital Murder in the brutal, horrific death of Jonathan Foster and currently serving her sentence of life without parole  is seeking a new trial.

 She is currently serving her sentence at the William P. Hobby unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Marlin, Falls County, TX.

Source:

http://www.search.txcourts.gov/Case.aspx?cn=01-13-00769-CR&coa=coa01
Texas Courts - First Court of Appeals - Houston, Harris County, TX

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Mona Nelson's Appeal is Denied by Court of Criminal Appeals!

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:00 am


On March 10, 2015, the higher Court of Criminal Appeals rendered their decision regarding Mona Yvette Nelson's appeal.

The panel consisted of Justices Massengale, Brown and Huddle.

The Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the Trial Court's Judgment. The trial court was the 182nd District Court of Harris County, Houston, TX.  The trial court's judgment contains no reversible error.

This means that Mona Nelson's appeal was denied!

Source:

http://www.search.txcourts.gov/Case.aspx?cn=01-13-00769-CR&coa=coa01
Texas Courts - First Court of Appeals - Houston, Harris County, TX


~ Rest in peace, precious Jonathan Foster ~  afro


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Mona Yvette Nelson will serve her sentence of "Life WITHOUT parole."

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:03 am


Mona Nelson will serve her sentence of :

Life WITHOUT parole!
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Mona Yvette Nelson - Goree Unit, Huntsville, TX

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:15 am


Mona Yvette Nelson is currently serving her 'life without parole' sentence at:

Goree Unit in Huntsville, TX.

It is considered a transitional facility for females such as Nelson.   Apparently, she will be assigned to a permanent unit at a later time.

Source re Goree:

https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/gr.html
State of Texas - TDCJ   -- Goree Unit
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Mona Yvette Nelson is NOT eligible for additional appeals!

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:19 am


For your info, Mona Yvette Nelson, lost her appeal.  She is NOT eligible to appeal again.

She is done!   She will serve her sentence of Life WITHOUT parole.

~ ~ ~  Rest in peace, precious Jonathan Foster  ~ ~ ~
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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Freckles on Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:11 am

Ann - Tx wrote:
Mona Nelson will serve her sentence of :

Life WITHOUT parole!
Good. This is as it should be IMO.
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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Freckles on Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:16 am

Ann - Tx wrote:
DA: woman killed boy for not letting her in apartment

By Brian Rogers | August 26, 2013
Houston Chronicle - Houston, TX


Prosecutors Monday said Mona Nelson lost her temper and kidnapped, then killed a 12-year-old boy for not letting her in the door of the apartment where he was staying the afternoon of Christmas Eve 2010.


Snipped:

Spence's closing provided the first theory on the motive behind the boy's death, as prosecutors and investigators repeatedly have said they believe Nelson killed the child, but do not know why.

Spence said Nelson, who had been drinking that day, went to see her friend, Sharon Ennamorato, who was working at a north Houston restaurant. Ennamorato said she would soon get home to the apartment she shared temporarily with the 12-year-old and his mother. She told Nelson to go there and wait for her there.

However, Spence said, Ennamorato did not call the boy who had directions to not let anyone in.

When Nelson, a former boxer who worked as a welder, got to the apartment about 2 p.m. and found the boy would not let her in, things went horribly awry, Spence said.


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http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/DA-woman-killed-boy-for-not-letting-her-in-4761762.php?cmpid=houtexhcat
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Re: Jonathan Foster -- Deceased 12/24/10 -- Mona Yvette Nelson Charged with Capital Murder

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:53 am

Thank you, Freckles!  

Jonathan .. . afro
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