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Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Disappointed Bride

first_imgCharacters in the story:Jefferson Tamba—the groom who died the day of his weddingComfort Tamba—the bride who was accused for masterminding his deathTenneh Sombai—the prosecution’s witnessEdwin Fallah-the prosecutor who wanted nothing but the crucifixion of the accused and told defense counsel Doe ‘to take it easy on the witness’Jason Doe—counsel for the defendant who refused the prosecution’s theory of the motive of the crimeJanet Lovebird—the private secretary of Counselor DoeJohn Saye—the former police detective who was hired by Counselor Doe for the defenseJudge Neeto Kangar—the judge who wanted justice at any costThe case of the disappointed bride, described by metropolitan newspapers in Monrovia, was one of the few to whet the appetite of nosy Monrovians, and it brought out the travails of how one is blinded in the affairs of love and could not let the other go in peace. It was, many Monrovians agreed, the result of the sins of the community. Though it was not uncommon to hear reports of grooms abandoning their brides, days and possibly hours before the consummation of the marriage, leaving the bride in disgust and raising questions about what she might have done wrong, this particular story was unlike any other that Monrovians had known, because it ended in the murder of the groom.The decedent was thirty three –year-old Jefferson Tamba, a graduate of the Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia. The court, under prosecutor District Attorney Edwin Fallah was in no mood to play with the case, since a young man’s future had been destroyed and the primary suspect was his partner of five years, twenty seven year-old Comfort Tamba. The court heard that though the marriage was yet to be to consummated, with an evil premeditation, Comfort Wesseh put up a design against the instructions of society and assigned to herself as Mrs. Comfort Tamba.The prosecution’s witnesses had been so blatant in their support against the bride that defense counsel Jason Doe, sitting at the third week of the preliminary trial, could not stomach what he saw as an affront against a woman whose dream had been cut short by the murder of her beloved ‘husband’ since they had co-habited for the last five years.The most damning evidence against the defendant was that of twenty seven-year-old Tenneh Sombai, who, rumors suggested had dated the decedent and of which the decedent had abandoned for the defendant. Though that part of her life was hidden, she told the court that the defendant had confided in her that she had a motive to make sure that Jefferson Tamba was dead, the year following their marriage.“Why did she plan to kill him?” Prosecutor Edwin Fallah said, his glowing eyes comforting the witness.The witness, as if she had rehearsed her part in a play, said, nonchalantly, “It was during a friend’s get together meeting and Comfort was boasting about her luck.”“What did she say?”“Comfort said she had her plan made and Jeff would not live to tell the story after their marriage.”The prosecutor exchanged glances with Judge Neeto Kangar. The judge’s smile was a bit somber and it was not clear if he believed the prosecution’s witness.“She plotted to kill the man she was planning to marry?”The witness answered crisply, “Yes, she told me that Jeff did not respond to her love the first time they met, and though I thought she was even joking, she said she was telling me the truth.“She told me Jeff ignored her, when they first met and when he finally agreed to make up with her, she on the other hand had made up her mind to ensure that he paid for what he did to her.”“When you mentioned Jeff,” the prosecutor said, “are you referring to the decedent whose death is the cause of this preliminary trial?”“Yes.” “And again,” the prosecutor said, “when you mentioned the person who told you about murdering a man who was planning to marry her, you are referring to the defendant in this case?”“Yes,” the witness said, “I’m referring to Comfort Wesseh, who later on took the name Mrs. Tamba upon herself.”Jason Doe was on his feet, “That is improper examination, no proper foundation established.”“Sustained,” the judge said, “the witness will have to recognize her limitation about commenting on issues that the court has reserved for itself and the prosecutor must provide the necessary guidance to that effect.”“Thank you, Your Honor,” Prosecutor Fallah said, and turning to the witness, said, “Your reference is about Ms. Comfort Wesseh otherwise known as Mrs. Comfort Tamba?”“Yes.”“So,” the prosecutor said, “the motive for her pre-meditation to murder the man who was about to marry her stemmed from what she claimed but an unfounded neglect in the past?”“Yes and she also indicated to me that she would use Jeff to make herself rich,” the witness said.“Was it by taking advantage over him?”“Yes. Comfort said she had been able to convince Jeff to build a duplex, where she is residing presently, and she had also managed to get him to put aside a large sum of money, roughly, in her own words, USD500, 000.00.”“Where did the decedent get that huge money from?”“You see,” the witness said, “Jeff’s father rented lands in Monrovia and other parts of the country. He has rented and sold lands and as a result acquired a fortune and to make matters worse, Jeff was the only son in the family of ten siblings.”“Therefore,” the prosecutor said, “it is clear that she plotted his death to get hold of the material prosperity that she saw coming to him?”The witness’s smile was hasty, and said, “That becomes obvious.”At the defense table, Jason Doe sat along with the defendant, whose eyes gazed directly at the witness, with her mouth forming the expression, ‘oh my God.” Also sitting with the defendant was Jason Doe’s private secretary, Janet Lovebird and completing the team was former police detective John Saye,who provided valuable sources of material to the lawyer.While the defendant’s face demonstrated shock, ex-detective Saye, secretary Lovebird and criminal lawyer Jason Doe appeared unfazed by what the witness was revealing.Jason Doe was never perturbed about what was happening since in a couple of minutes, he would have the chance to turn the witness inside out about the events that she had freely volunteered upon the insistence of the prosecution.Jason Doe was in such contemplation when he heard the prosecutor said, “Your Witness,” as he sauntered to his seat. The courtroom was silent, and a drop of a pin could have been heard.Jason Doe lifted his frame from his chair, and grinned at the witness.The comical result of his action overwhelmed the spectators, and it increased their expectation about what was coming.Walking directly towards the witness, Jason Doe said, “Your name is Tenneh Sombai?”“Yes.”“You have four children?”The prosecutor was on his feet, “Take it easy on my client,” he said, and directing his attention to the judge said, “Your Honor, Your Honor what does her family get to do with the current case?”The judge said, “Overruled, the witness will answer the question.”Jason Doe smiled.“There are at least four children in your home?”“Yes,” the witness said, they are all my children; let me tell you now.”The lawyer considered her answer and said, “Thank you for letting me to know about that.”There were murmurs in the spectators, and Judge Neeto Karnga sounded her gavel twice and said, “The court will insist that there will not and cannot be any disruption in the proceedings and therefore I will not hesitate to throw any of you in the audience out so be warned.”Silence was restored.“You testified in court that the defendant is your friend and I’m aware that friends are meant to support each other and by your own admission, the defendant told you about his plans to murder the man who was planning to marry her.“What was your reaction when you received the information from her about her alleged plan to murder her husband?”The witness shifted in the dock, and with a grin, said, “I never thought she meant what she told me.”“What you testified is that the defendant made a confession about her premeditation, did it occur to you that by not informing the police, if at all this story is true, you are equally responsible for the murder of Jefferson Tamba?”The witness’s eyes stared in the ceiling, and they were complemented by the echoes of the ceiling fans that hummed as they filled the courtroom.As the witness hesitated, the lawyer walked to the defense table and conferred with ex-police detective Saye. They held a brief consultation before the lawyer moved away and walked towards the witness.“Is your name Ms. Mrs.?”“I hope you are not trying to humiliate me,” she said, pushing her chin up.“’Why do you think I want to humiliate you?”“You keep asking me funny questions that I find them embarrassing to answer.”“But you never found it embarrassing to point fingers at a woman whose fiancé was murdered and you are suggesting that she told you about her plan to murder a man she loved?”“Those are two things you are talking about.”“What was your relationship with the decedent?”“Friendly.”“You met with him and discussed some issues did you not, the day before he was murdered?”The witness might have sensed what was coming, and blurted out, “My relationship with Jeff was purely on business.” The lawyer shifted gears.“What type of business are you talking about?”“We had a private issue I called business and I don’t think I need to explained it.”Judge Neeto Karnga said, “The witness will answer the question about the kind of business she had with the decedent.”“What was the business about?”After much wrangling of her hands, the witness said, her voice low, as many leaned forward to hear her:“The truth of the matter is that I was Jeff’s first true love and so after he told me about his impending marriage I met with the day before he was murdered. When he told me the news, I felt like my world would come to an end. It was difficult for me to imagine that a man whom I had loved back in school wasgoing to have another, one of my friends as a life partner.“It was difficult for me to accept and I had to…” her voice broke and was unable to continue.Jason Doe turned swiftly to Judge Neeto Karnga whose facial expression exhibited an exceptional interest. The judge indicated to the lawyer and the prosecutor to proceed to her chambers, and held a brief consultation.Two minutes later, Judge Neeto Karnga addressed the court: “It is always an intriguing case when love is at the center of a relationship like this one that has ended in tragedy. While it provides sociologists a chance to examine why others are not willing to let love go away, this case and its resolution indicates sadly that there are times when love blinds our human sense of reason and as a result becomes the foundation for the end of such a wonderful life.”The case was adjourned and the defendant was ordered released and Tenneh Sombai held for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WHY BUNCRANA SHOULD BE FEELING VERY GOOD ABOUT ITSELF!

first_imgPeople on the streets of Buncrana could have been forgiven for thinking others handing out free cookies had an ulterior motive.But the truth is that the cookies are just part of many nice things being cooked up by the Buncrana Community Combatting Suicide group. The group has organised the Feel Good Fortnight to promote wellbeing in our community. It will be a time to share, celebrate and enjoy all that is good, healthy and positive.Events include a two-week challenge for everyone to join in Random Acts of Kindness and the “Take it to the Streets” day of street music, street theatre and family fun in Buncrana on Saturday August 4.There will be plenty of surprises with crazy, funny and beautiful community art projects springing up around the area.Watch out for the Youth Intercultural Day in Swan’s Park on Saturday July 28, organised by the Donegal Youth Service. This event marks the launch of the Feel Good Fortnight and will include live bands, dance, arts and crafts and much more. Timetables are available on the website and flyers have been distributed around the Buncrana area which also include a timetable.Visit www.feelgoodfortnight.com for news, updates and details of all the events on offerWHY BUNCRANA SHOULD BE FEELING VERY GOOD ABOUT ITSELF! was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Forget Self-Driving Cars, These Robots Will Make You A Drink

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google IO13#robots dan rowinski Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google sure knows how to throw a geek fest. The After Hours party after the first day of Google I/O was packed full of augmented reality, food, fun, dancing, Billy Idol and… robots.Lots and lots of robots.It was hard not to miss the robots, considering that the main bar on the third floor of Moscone West had three robots mixing cocktails. The wait for a robot-mixed drink was considerable, as a human controller told each bot what concoction to make. Google may have come up with the self-driving car, but these robot bartenders are pretty awesome too.Check out the photos from the Google I/O After Hours party below.Dancing on dotsLast year, Sergey Brin himself taught us how to take a selfie with Google Glass.Robot drummerI swear I have seen this robot before. At MIT, perhaps?Taking augmented reality picturesGeek’s poseThis guy was using an augmented reality app to wireframe the crowdThese robots went toe-to-toeDragons!Watching Billy Idol from the dotsThis giant robot hand was crushing everything in siteGenyMobile founder Cedric Ravalec (and Jon Hamm lookalike) talks to ReadWrite Editor in Chief Owen Thomas about his startup in France.The crowd was told not to take pictures of Billy Idol. Nobody listened.last_img read more

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How to treat symptoms from the webinar: Evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of adult oncology patients

first_imgPhotospin.com by David Castillo Dominiciby Robin AllenWe listened to such valuable information on nutrition and the treatment of cancer.  I have decided present some highlights that we ran out of time to discuss.  The following are highlights from the Webinar:Evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of adult oncology patientsManaging symptoms of Cancer treatment:Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss, CachexiaSeveral small meals per dayHigh-protein foods firstLargest meal when hungriestKeep food interestingPush high-calorie foods and beveragesProtein shakes, milkshakes, smoothiesEnteral feeding or TPN may be necessaryDysguesiaBitter or metallic tasteMoist and naturally sweet foodsMarinate meatsAdd small amounts of sugar to foodsSour candiesRinse mouth and brush teeth several times a day to keep taste buds cleanMucositisUlceration/soreness of tongue and throatEasy-to-swallow foodsRoom temperatureAvoid smoking and alcoholRinse mouth regularly DysphagiaDifficulty swallowingSmall, frequent mealsPuree foods, thin out mashed foodsDeep breathes before trying to swallow, exhale or cough after swallowingPlenty of fluidsSLP to help learn effective swallowing techniquesNauseaSmall amounts often and slowlyAvoid eating in stuffy room, or has strong odorsFewer liquids with mealsSip liquids throughout the dayConsume food and beverages at room temperature or coolerSit upright when eatingDry toast or crackers in morning before getting upAvoid eating for 1-2 hours before RT or chemoAnti-nausea medicationsTrack when nausea occurs and what is causing it VomitingDo not eat or drink until vomiting is under controlSit upright for a period of time after vomitingOnce controlled, small amounts of clear liquidsOnce clear liquids can be kept down, full liquid dietCarbonated beverages may cause fullness, bloating or burping, triggering vomitingDiarrheaAvoid dairy if increase indigestion and diarrheaEat small amounts of food and liquids throughout the dayDrink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydrationAvoid very hot or very cold foodsDrink liquids at room temperatureEat plenty of foods and liquids high in sodium and potassiumClear liquid diet during first 12-24 hours of onset For more information, you can listen to the recording on the event page.References:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hed.23599/abstracthttps://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-treatment/staying-active/nutrition/nutrition-during-treatment.htmlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hed.20447/fullhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21142/fullThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series that the teams’ apparel shop unveiled a “Bench Mob” T-shirt, celebrating the efforts of Malcolm Brogdon, Ersan Ilyasova, George Hill and others. Milwaukee’s bench outscored Toronto’s reserves 130-78 through the first three games of the series.But it was the Raptors’ bench, led by forward Norman Powell’s 18 points, that decided Game 4 — scoring 48 points Tuesday as Toronto evened the series at 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“They need to play well,” Budenholzer said Wednesday of his reserves. “I think our whole team, whether it be the bench or the starters, needs to be better defensively. I think there’s things offensively where the bench can, you know, just like the rest of us, we have to execute a little bit better. … this series, the benches have been critical and very influential and credit to Toronto’s bench, particularly. They really stepped up and had a huge game, and we need that from our group.”Serge Ibaka gave the Raptors a lift off the bench Tuesday with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Fellow Toronto reserve Fred VanVleet added 13 points and six assists. Their efforts came as the Raptors got only 19 points from a hobbled Kawhi Leonard. Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) battles for the rebound against Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic (41) and Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)MILWAUKEE — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals.Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Before the two losses to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals, the only other time Milwaukee dropped back-to-back games was in March, losing at Utah on March 2 and at Phoenix on March 4.THE DRAKE FACTORDrake’s impromptu massage of Nurse’s shoulders is getting a lot of attention, though the Raptors’ coach said he didn’t even realize it had happened.“I didn’t even know I got the shoulder rub last night until somebody showed me a picture today,” Nurse said. “I didn’t even feel it. I was so locked into the game. Didn’t distract me at all.”Drake has been very animated at courtside, and Budenholzer said if the rapper steps onto the court, it crosses the line.“I don’t know how much he’s on the court. It sounds like you guys are saying it’s more than I realize,” Budenholzer said. “There’s certainly no place for fans and, you know, whatever it is exactly that Drake is for the Toronto Raptors. You know, to be on the court, there’s boundaries and lines for a reason, and like I said, the league is usually pretty good at being on top of stuff like that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Here are some other things to know going into Thursday’s Game 5:DEFENSIVE STANDOUTSSome of the league’s best defensive players are in the Eastern Conference finals.Bucks MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe Wednesday were named NBA first-team all-defensive performers.Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard was named second team.NO TIMETABLE FOR ANUNOBYRaptors coach Nick Nurse said OG Anunoby does not have a timetable for returning from an emergency appendectomy that has sidelined the 21-year-old forward for the entire postseason.“He is being more active every day,” Nurse said. “I think we are getting closer to a point where we’re — you know, unpack is the next step for him. He’s moving pretty good, he’s shooting, etc., but still a ways away from being able to take hits and contact in the areas that he needs to test out.”TWICE IS ENOUGHMilwaukee isn’t accustomed to losing back-to-back games in 2019 — in fact, it’s happened only twice. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Raptors coach Nick Nurse is confident his bench will continue to play well in Milwaukee because of Toronto’s style of play.“That’s really kind of our system, would be that we create opportunities and everyone’s involved and everybody’s touching the ball,” he said. “Everybody’s moving and cutting. It’s kind of a free-flowing, open system.“If we play with the effort we’ve put in the last two games, actually three of the four games in the series, we are going to have a really good chance to win,” Nurse said. “We are going to put ourselves in position to win, and I don’t think it’s any tricky schemes or fabulous game plans. I think it’s our players playing their butts off, really.”Brogdon, who returned from a foot injury in the Eastern Conference semifinals, missed his first seven shots Tuesday night and finished with just four points. None of the Milwaukee reserves scored in double digits.“It was disappointing, but I mean, the series is 2-2,” said Bucks forward Kris Middleton, who finished with a game-high 30 points. “It’s not the end of the world. They protect their home court just like we did, and I know the fight is going to be a dogfight. First team to two wins. Can’t feel sorry for ourselves that we lost two in a row here. We have to go protect home court and go from there.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal threaten Novak Djokovic bid for historic Grand Slam Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

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CSE-ENVIRONMENT 2 LAST

first_imgElaborating on the governments flagship Swachh BharatElaborating on the governments flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, the green body said the success of the programme has been around building toilets which will “clearly not be enough”.”So far, the success of the (Swacch Bharat) programme has been around building toilets which will clearly not be enough. There is very little focus on managing the waste from these toilets which, if not handled properly, can contaminate ground and surface water,” CSE director general Sunita Narain said.Commenting on the Namami Gange programme for cleaning and rejuvenating Ganga, Narain said despite an outlay of Rs 20,000 crore for five years till 2019 for cleaning the Ganga, and several promising plans, on-ground action for cleaning and rejuvenating the river remains “far from satisfactory”.According to the CSE analysis, so far, the government has met only three of its 13-point agenda for cleaning the river – these are cleaning the river surface and ghats, creation of a Ganga task force and creation of Ganga grams (model villages) along the main stem of the river.”In addition to this, none of the 21 proposals sanctioned since July 2014 for cleaning the river (according to the National Mission for Clean Ganga) have been implemented,” it said.”The undermining of peoples participation in green clearances is also worrisome. The NDA government continues to dilute the public hearing process,” Narain said.Noting that forests remain a key focus of the reform initiatives of the government, CSE said that these these initiatives however seems “restrictive” in comprehensively addressing the issue of forest management. “There is a suggestive trend of shifting from a people-centric to a more industry-centric and technocratic approach,” Bhushan said. PTI TDS BSA ZMN BSAadvertisementlast_img read more