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« Reply #660 on: March 18, 2011, 12:49:24 PM »

http://www.wesh.com/news/27236568/detail.html
Hataway Lawyer Tries To Block Testimony
Judge To Decide If New Witness Will Testify
POSTED: 6:28 am EDT March 18, 2011
UPDATED: 12:19 pm EDT March 18, 2011

SANFORD, Fla. -- A pretrial hearing was held Friday for James Hataway, who is accused of the attempted murder of a Seminole County woman.

The woman said she met Hataway at a party in 2008, and he tried to choke her during a ride home. He is also considered a person of interest in the death of Christopher George and the prime suspect in the disappearance of Tracy Ocasio.
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Ocasio's mother, Liz Ocasio, and Rachel George, who is the mother of Christopher George, were in court. Authorities believe they've found George's remains in an Apopka lake and are awaiting positive identification.

Both women said they're comforted to know this victim survived and is willing to testify.

"She has been able to continue on with this case, and hopefully, he will pay for what he has done to her," Liz Ocasio said.

"He has done a lot in his life, and I think he needs to be held accountable for it, and I am just glad to see this happening," Rachel George said.
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« Reply #661 on: March 18, 2011, 12:55:08 PM »

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-james-hataway-trial-delay-20110318,0,2295015.story
James Hataway attempted murder trial on track for March 28
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
10:21 a.m. EDT, March 18, 2011

SANFORD – Instead of asking for a delay in his attempted murder trial, James Hataway today did the opposite: He told a judge he wants it to start on time, March 28.

Hataway, 30, is charged with attempted murder for the attack on a young woman early one morning in 2008. She says that when she tried to free herself from a good-night hug, he began choking her, banged her head into the ground and twisted her neck.

If convicted, Hataway could be sentenced to life in prison.

Hataway, though, is better known as the only named suspect in the May 2009 disappearance of Tracy Ocasio, 27, who's been missing since the night she walked out of a MetroWest bar with him.

He says he does not know what happened to her.
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« Reply #662 on: March 18, 2011, 02:54:04 PM »

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Defense Attorney: Hataway Is Ready For Trial
Posted: 12:59 pm EDT March 18, 2011Updated: 1:32 pm EDT March 18, 2011
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A high-profile attempted murder suspect is ready for trial. That's what the defense in the James Hataway case told a Seminole County Judge on Friday.

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« Reply #663 on: March 24, 2011, 03:37:03 PM »

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Hataway Trial Set For Jury Selection
Attempted Murder Trial To Begin Next Week
POSTED: 2:43 pm EDT March 24, 2011
UPDATED: 3:11 pm EDT March 24, 2011

SANFORD, Fla. -- An attempted murder trial against a man suspected in two missing people cases is slated to begin Monday.
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« Reply #664 on: March 26, 2011, 07:01:58 AM »

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Jury Selection For Hataway Case Set
Prosecution Gathers Court Evidence Against James Hataway
POSTED: 7:04 pm EDT March 25, 2011
UPDATED: 8:21 pm EDT March 25, 2011


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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attempted murder case against James Hataway starts Monday morning with jury selection in Seminole County.

Hataway is being linked to the disappearance of 27-year-old Tracy Ocasio in May 2009. Ocasio was seen on surveillance cameras leaving the Florida Tap Room in Orlando with Hataway. Her car was later found abandoned near Hataway's home but she hasn't been seen since.

Hataway said he doesn't know what happened to Ocasio.

Ocoee police say he's a suspect in her disappearance, but he has not been charged.

However, Hataway is being charged with attacking another young woman in 2008.
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« Reply #665 on: March 28, 2011, 08:17:15 AM »

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/27341648/detail.html
Hataway's Attempted Murder Trial To Begin
James Hataway Also Linked To 2 Disappearances
POSTED: Monday, March 28, 2011
UPDATED: 7:50 am EDT March 28, 2011

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Hataway has also been linked to the disappearances of Tracy Ocasio and Chris George, both of whom have been missing for nearly two years. Deputies believe they discovered George's remains in an Apopka lake last month. Hataway has not been charged in either case.

The mothers of Ocasio and George will attend Hataway's trial at the Seminole County courthouse, and both said it will be hard hearing testimony about his alleged attack on Clarke.

"If he ever gets out, a lot of people will have to worry," said Tracy Ocasio's mother, Liz. "I'm going to be pretty much of a wreck because I'll be thinking the whole time that this is probably what happened to Tracy -- and it just went even farther than what happened with (Clarke)."

Tracy Ocasio disappeared after leaving a MetroWest bar with Hataway. George vanished in a wooded area in Apopka after last being seen with Hataway and others.
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« Reply #666 on: March 28, 2011, 08:25:51 AM »

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-james-hataway-trial-20110328,0,3554006.story
James Hataway's attempted murder trial begins today with jury selection
If convicted, he faces life in prison
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
7:12 a.m. EDT, March 28, 2011


Jail Inmate Of Hataway's says they talked about Tracy Ocasio And Chris George- audio at link
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Ocasio, 27, was last seen leaving a MetroWest bar with Hataway May 27, 2009. He has not been charged in her disappearance.

He's also been tied to the disappearance of Onda "Chris" George, 29, who also disappeared in 2009. Apopka police recovered bones from Lake Carter last month that have tentatively been identified as George's.

A medical examiner has not determined a cause of death, and police say they have found no evidence of foul play.

rstutzman@tribune.com or 407-650-6394.
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« Reply #667 on: March 28, 2011, 08:29:35 AM »

http://www.wftv.com/news/27339525/detail.html
Jury Selection To Begin In James Hataway Trial
Posted: 9:54 pm EDT March 27, 2011Updated: 8:11 am EDT March 28, 2011

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Hataway is not facing any charges in either case, but Tracy Ocasio's parents are still convinced he is responsible for her disappearance or at least knows where their daughter is. That's why they plan to follow Clarke's case closely.

"I made a vow to my daughter that I would go to every single appearance that he made," said Liz Ocasio.

During the trial, a former cellmate of Hataway's, Thomas Malloy, is expected to give a key testimony.

Malloy says Hataway told him that he was obsessed with "breaking people's necks."

Malloy is in the Federal Witness Protection Program and his face will be hidden when he takes the stand.

However, it is uncertain if the testimony and the state's other evidence will be enough to convict Hataway and keep him in jail.

"Regardless of what happened to our daughter, this man should be off the streets period before he hurts someone else," said Ocasio's father, Joe Ocasio.

Eyewitness News' legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said there's a possibility that Hataway could walk free, and investigators in the Ocasio and George cases could no longer have confidence knowing where he is at all times.

Hataway faces life in prison if he is convicted.
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« Reply #668 on: March 28, 2011, 08:33:25 AM »

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/march/223533/James-Hataway-heads-to-trial-for-attempted-murder
James Hataway heads to trial for attempted murder
By Mark Jenkins, Reporter
Last Updated: Monday, March 28, 2011 5:23 AM

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Now, after spending nearly two years in jail, Hataway, 30, will have his day in court, facing four charges:

    * First-degree premeditated murder
    * Burglary of a conveyance with a battery
    * False imprisonment
    * Robbery

Clarke said she gave Hataway a ride home from a party in 2008, when he attacked her.

The alleged confrontation began in the car, when Clarke said Hataway tried to hug her, and would not let go.

According to Clarke's testimony, Hataway put her in a choke hold. She managed to escape, but fell down after getting out of the car.

That, Clarke said, was when Hataway grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head against the ground four times. She said she believes Hataway also tried to snap her neck.

Prosecutors have released a 911 call from a woman who heard Clarke scream. The caller told the operator: "The man [was] about to kill her," and asked for an ambulance.

But Clarke did not report the attack until nearly a year later, when a woman from Ocoee was reported missing after leaving a MetroWest bar with Hataway.

Tracy Ocasio was last seen alive in May 2009, when surveillance video showed her and Hataway leaving the bar together.
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    * AUG. 2008 -- James Hataway allegedly attacked Rachel Clarke.
    * FEB. 2009 -- Chris George reported missing, last seen with Hataway.
    * MAY 2009 -- Tracy Ocasio reported missing after leaving a bar with Hataway.
    * JUNE 2009 -- Hataway arrested for attempted murder of Clarke.
    * FEB. 2011 -- Bones found in Apopka, believed to be George's.

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« Reply #669 on: March 28, 2011, 08:38:45 AM »


Tracy Ocasio was last seen leaving the Florida Tap Room Restaurant and Bar in Orlando with James Hataway on May 2009. The 27-year-old has brown hair, brown eyes, is 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 120 lbs. Anyone with information is urged to call the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160 or 407-905-3161 or CrimeLine at 800-423-TIPS.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-504083_162-10003583-4.html#ixzz1Htgt9Mbc
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« Reply #670 on: March 28, 2011, 10:28:52 AM »

http://www.wftv.com/news/27339525/detail.html

Jury Selection To Begin In James Hataway Trial

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Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial for James Hataway. He'll stand trial on charges of attempted murder after being accused of trying to strangle Rachel Clarke in Casselberry in 2008.
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« Reply #671 on: March 28, 2011, 01:17:55 PM »

http://www.wesh.com/news/27344571/detail.html
Hataway's Attempted Murder Case Begins
Hataway Accused Of Attacking Seminole Co. Woman
POSTED: 12:18 pm EDT March 28, 2011
UPDATED: 12:30 pm EDT March 28, 2011

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Hataway is linked to the disappearance of 27-year-old Tracy Ocasio. He was the last person seen with her when they left a Metrowest bar in May 2009.

Hataway said he doesn't know what happened to Ocasio. Ocoee police said he's a suspect in her disappearance, but he has not been charged.

Tracy's mother said she plans on being at Hataway's trial for Clarke. She's been to every one of Hataway's court appearances.

"Right now, I'm here, standing up for her, showing her she has support," said Tracy's mother, Liz Ocasio.
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« Reply #672 on: March 28, 2011, 01:22:57 PM »

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Jury Selection Underway In James Hataway Trial
Posted: 9:54 pm EDT March 27, 2011Updated: 12:37 pm EDT March 28, 2011
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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- Jury selection began Monday in the trial for James Hataway. He'll stand trial on charges of attempted murder after being accused of trying to strangle Rachel Clarke in Casselberry in 2008.

Hataway has spent the past two years in the Seminole County jail. During that time, he became a prime suspect in the disappearances of Tracy Ocasio and his own friend Chris George.
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« Reply #673 on: March 29, 2011, 09:09:42 AM »

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Jury Selection Continues In Hataway Trial
Posted: 6:17 am EDT March 29, 2011Updated: 6:44 am EDT March 29, 2011

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“We have to find a good jury, hopefully will listen to all the evidence and convict,” said Ocasio's mother, Liz Ocasio.

But, attorneys are concerned jurors will use their knowledge of those cases in this case.

The attorneys had to dismiss two potential jurors because one was Ocacio's co-worker and the other knew Hataway's ex-girlfriend.

Hataway's criminal history stretches back to when he was a child. He was in and out of juvenile detention between 1993 and 1998 and the worst crime he committed at that age was kidnapping.

He had eight convictions total, plus two as an adult.Hataway also has an extensive record of drugs, DUI, and traffic violations. This could all impact the sentencing, if he's convicted.
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« Reply #674 on: March 29, 2011, 01:16:11 PM »

http://www.wftv.com/news/27339525/detail.html
Opening Statements Delayed In Hataway Case
Posted: 9:54 pm EDT March 27, 2011Updated: 12:15 pm EDT March 29, 2011

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Hataway's lawyers said after interviewing close to 100 potential jurors, they're still not happy and they want 75 more people brought in from a leftover case. That totals up to three times the normal pool that would be interviewed for a case such as Hataway's.

Potential jurors had to fill out a questionnaire for this case. Attorneys hope to narrow the pool to 50 jurors and then pick six with a couple of alternates.

Defense lawyers said they want the people on the jury to have "no idea" who Hataway is. Prosecutors argue that doesn't matter, as long as the jurors are fair.

The defense is also asking jurors if they've heard of the case against Casey Anthony and the scandal surrounding the police chief and manager for the town of Windermere, to gauge how much TV news they watch.
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DOCUMENT: Jury Questionnaire http://www.wftv.com/pdf/27356764/detail.html
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« Reply #675 on: March 30, 2011, 06:50:22 AM »

Wonder why it isn't a jury of 12? with alternates?
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« Reply #676 on: March 30, 2011, 08:13:52 AM »

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Opening Statements To Be Heard In Hataway Trial
Posted: 6:09 am EDT March 30, 2011Updated: 7:48 am EDT March 30, 2011
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- Opening statements will be heard Wednesday in the attempted murder trial of James Hataway.
He's accused of trying to break a Casselberry woman’s neck. Hataway is also allegedly connected to the disappearances of Tracy Ocasio and Chris George.

On Wednesday, jurors could hear testimony from Hataway's alleged victim, Rachel Clarke. She claims Hataway tried to strangle her in 2008.
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« Reply #677 on: March 30, 2011, 08:36:29 AM »

Wonder why it isn't a jury of 12? with alternates?

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Florida Statute 913.10 Number of jurors.--Twelve persons shall constitute a jury to try all capital cases, and six persons shall constitute a jury to try all other criminal cases.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Search%20Statutes&AppMode=Display_Results&Search_String=jurors&Start=31&NumPerPage=10&Submenu=2&Tab=statutes
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« Reply #678 on: March 30, 2011, 10:34:55 AM »

Video Reports  03/30/11
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/27345064/index.html
Hataway's Attempted Murder Trial Begins
Jury selection begins in the trial of James Hataway, who is accused of attempted murder. He's also linked to two unrelated missing persons cases.

http://www.clickorlando.com/video/27367582/index.html
Hataway Jury Selection Completed
A jury is seated in the trial of James Hataway, who is accused of attempted murder. He's also linked to two unrelated missing persons cases.
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« Reply #679 on: March 30, 2011, 11:32:55 AM »

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/os-james-hataway-trial-20110330,0,6852652.story
By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel
10:46 a.m. EDT, March 30, 2011
SANFORD — Opening statements have concluded this morning in the James Hataway's attempted-murder trial in Seminole County, with prosecutors alleging the 30-year-old suspect wanted to break a young woman's neck in 2008.

Defense attorneys for Hataway said they won't deny what allegedly happened but said their client is guilty of something less serious than attempted murder.

If he is convicted of that crime, Hataway could be sentenced to life in prison.
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