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Aug282009

Poindexter faces 8 life sentences in Dunbar Village gang-rape conviction

Jury #1's complete verdict form. Jury #1's complete verdict form.

C.B. Hanif for WAOD:

Family members quicky huddled with defense attorneys in a side room.

Later they reportedly were heard screaming on an elevator, after 20-year-old Tommy Poindexter's conviction on 8 rape, kidnapping, assault and burglary charges in the infamous attack at West Palm Beach's Dunbar Village housing development two years ago.

Poindexter faces possible life sentences on each of the 8 charges. Judge Krista Marx set his sentencing for October 13.

Meanwhile, a second jury deliberates in the case of co-defendant Nathan Walker, 18.

They are nearing a half-hour of the 5 p.m. point at which Judge Marx said she may release them to return and continue Monday, unless they say they are close to reaching verdicts.

A faux funnel cloud attracts interest from the media reps, attorneys, court staff awaiting the second jurys verdict in the courtroom 11H A faux funnel cloud attracts interest from the media reps, attorneys, and staff awaiting the second jury's verdict.

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Associated Press reporter Brian Sokoloff (sitting) updates his story as award-winning Palm Beach Post photographer Lannis Waters (R), who took the bulk of the trial photos, and local broadcaster Al Pefley eye the cloud. Associated Press reporter Brian Skoloff (sitting) updates his story as award-winning Palm Beach Post photographer Lannis Waters (R), who captured the bulk of the trial pictures, and local broadcaster Al Pefley eye the cloud.

Busy at their keyboards are The Post's editorial columnist Rhonda Swan, and veteran courts reporter Susan Spencer-Wendel. Busy at their keyboards: Post editorial columnist Rhonda Swan (L) and courts reporter Susan Spencer-Wendel.

The separate juries, for the two defendants being tried simultaneously, raise the possibility of disparate findings when Walker's verdicts are in.

Reader Comments (11)

I'm going to church Sunday - and pray for No Possible Parole!!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

@ Tracy, sadly, me too. :(

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

I hope we hear a verdict for Nathan Walker today as well. :(

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

Do they really want to be the only ones to take the fall?

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaJane Galt

@ LaJane, it's the "don't snitch" culture, even if it means you'll do life in prison. What a shame! What a shame!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

If those family members had spent more time actually raising Poindexter, he and they as well would not be in this situation.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthewhitefanofgina

there will soon be a verdict read for Nathan Walker!
Geez!!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

I think it's 11 guilty verdicts out of 13 or 14 for Nathan Walker! WOW! WOW! :(

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

Jail time is not good enough,I,m sorry torture is the best thing for all involved.How can anybody do such things,It makes me sick that we will be paying for there 3 hots and a cot.I know some of you are thinking this is wrong what I,m saying,But I will put it in perspective.What if it was your mom or son that this happen too.I think most of you would agree....Animals

September 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbobbyd

I say worthless garbage like these clowns should get the death penalty.Prison is too good for these pos humans.Not just the death penalty either but it should be done on payperview so it is a true deterent to other deviant slobs.Needless to say the revenue generated from ppv executions would be huge compared to certain taxes we pay today and the money saved by not housing these scumbags for all those years should be given to the victims..

October 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjb

I also think the parents of these kids deserve to be charged with neglect.If my dog bites you I can be sued.Why should parents of dogs like this not have to take responsibility for their actions or lack of action?Why should people be allowed to shit out kids and not take responsibility for being a no good parent?

October 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjb

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