Yet again – Where’s The Media ?
Applying their unidirectional race-based filter of course.
Houston Texas – Christmas Eve 2010 a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan Foster should have been preparing for presents and family. Instead, he was tied up with string, and slowly being burned alive by a blowtorch in the hands of Mona Nelson who had kidnapped him from his home hours earlier.
Her trial began this week.
In her opening argument in the third day of Nelson’s trial, prosecutor Connie Spence said: “I’m going to hit on some big questions in this trial. But the why-the motive-there’s not going to be one.”
She then gave a lengthy, detailed accounting of what happened in the time leading up to kidnaping of Jonathan Foster, just minutes before his mother returned home from her job at a Houston meat market.
Spence said that one of the key pieces of evidence will be a sweatshirt that the boy’s mother identified as her son’s that also had Mona Nelson’s blood on it and was found in a trash can by Nelson’s house.
On Tuesday, state District Judge Jeannine Barr denied most of a request by Nelson’s attorney that statements his clients made to police be tossed out. That decision cleared the way for opening arguments in the case in which Nelson has pleaded not guilty to the kidnap and murder of Jonathan Foster, a fifth grader.
Nelson’s defense attorney, Allen Tanner, began his opening argument by stressing that his client had “zero, zero motive to kill that boy.”
However, the victim’s mother, Angela Davis, standing in the hallway and wearing a button with a picture of her red-headed son, said she had no idea why Nelson would want to kill her son. “The only thing I can say is that my justice will be given when she meets her maker. There’s no telling why she would do this. She’s just pure evil. She let Satan command instead of God.” (read more)
Go ahead and try to find mention of this in the Main Stream Media. Go Ahead.
Other than a few blogs posting about it, and true crime blogs following it, the media coverage is (((( crickets )))) Why?
If this were are middle aged white woman who kidnapped, tortured, and slowly burned a little black boy to death on Christmas Eve, the beginning of the trial would be the lead story in every media outlet.
There would be satellite trucks in the parking lot of the Houston courthouse.
But there is not. Nothing.