The Shayna Hubers murder trial and the Baltimore police custody death of Freddie Gray are discussed in detail with former criminal prosecutor Loni Coombs. We also look at the case of Iowa man Henry Rayhons who was found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, who had Alzheimer’s disease, the FBI flawed hair analysis testimonies spanning decades, and whether or not the Aaron Hernandez verdict has grounds for appeal, in this uncensored Crime Time episode hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
Loni Coombs attended Brigham Young University, graduating at the age of nineteen with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy and music. In 1988, after graduating from Pepperdine Law School, Loni began her legal career as a criminal trial prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Her numerous felony trials ranged from murders to sex crimes and DUIs. From 2003 to 2005, Loni headed up the District Attorney’s Hate Crimes Unit, monitoring discrimination cases throughout the county and training law enforcement agencies.
In 2006, Ms. Coombs transitioned into the broadcast world as a legal analyst for national and local broadcast outlets, including CNN, Court TV (now TruTV), Extra, The View, Entertainment Tonight, and KTLA. Loni covered various trials including Phil Spector, OJ Simpson, Mel Gibson, Warren Jeffs, and Casey Anthony. Her daily coverage of the Phil Spector trial on KTLA.com earned her an AP award. Loni anchored newscasts (KTLA’s Prime News, KDOC’s Daybreak OC), co-hosted talk shows (KTLA’s 9 am Morning Show, Fox’s San Diego Living), and reported from the field (KTLA’s Morning News and Prime News). Loni appears as a regular contributor on “Dr. Phil”, “The Doctors”, and "Dr. Drew."
Crime Time Full Episodes Playlist:
Crime Time Shorts Playlist:
00:00 Welcome Loni Coombs to Crime Time.
00:56 Watch: Shayna saying why she shot Posen again.
02:25 Is this another case like Jodi Arias?
05:21 Shayna’s cellmates come forward about what she said in jail.
07:00 Claims of abuse and drug abuse and any evidence.
08:45 Texting and social media’s role in the case.
09:47 Post-traumatic stress claims.
10:35 Needing to prove claims of self defense.
12:45 What are the implications of this case on the treatment of those with Alzheimer’s?
15:55 Nursing homes changing protocol on how to deal with Alzheimer’s patients.
17:50 Prosecution believed the wife was a non-person.
18:55 A money grab from the two daughters.
21:53 Video: Freddie Gray with Police.
22:45 How Baltimore has handled the death of Freddie Gray.
24:50 What hap...
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