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Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 9:38 pm, Sat Nov 20, 2010.

Prosecutors rested Tuesday morning in the capital murder trial against Blaine Keith Milam, while the jury got the rest of the day off before hearing Milam’s defense team presents its case.

Milam, 20, is facing the death penalty for the December 2008 beating death of 13-month-old Amora Bain Carson. Milam and his fiancee, Jessica Carson, are charged with beating the toddler 20 times with a hammer while allegedly attempting to perform an exorcism on the little girl.


The trial, which started May 3, was moved to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe from the Rusk County city of Henderson due to pretrial publicity.

Rusk County District Attorney Micheal Jimerson and Assistant Texas Attorney General Lisa Tanner concluded their interview of dental expert Robert G. Williams, of Dallas. Williams spent Monday afternoon testifying that through his analysis he could not exclude Milam as a person responsible for creating nearly 24 bite marks that were found on Amora Carson’s body.

Earlier on Monday, Jessica Carson said she would assert her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination if called to testify during Milam’s trial.

Visiting state District Court Judge J. Clay Gossett, of Rusk County, told the jury Tuesday the need to resolve various legal questions outside their presence was the reason they were being sent home.

“It’s unfair to bring you back-and-forth all day,” he said.

Gossett also told the jury that the trial would reconvene at 8:30 a.m. today. He said he anticipates defense testimony to wrap up by the end of this week and that closing arguments are likely to take place Monday.

The defense team of first-chair attorney Rick Hagan, second chair John Moore – both of Longview – and third chair Stephen Jackson, of Conroe, didn’t reveal its strategy Tuesday, other than to say it was assembling a list of experts and witnesses from across the state and the country.

Howard Roden can be reached at hroden@hcnonline.com.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Habib Marwan posted at 4:50 pm on Wed, May 12, 2010.

    Habib Marwan Posts: 0

    p & Kary, perhaps it's a 1st amendment right to free speech or could be considered harassment but after the slime ball defense attorney got the registered sex offender freed via a hung jury of raping my eldest daughter, I called his attorney the next morning & acknowedged who I was & said specifically, "I hope you enjoy sleeping on bags of money you, trucking beech." And then I called the ADA & told her exactly what I said. Sure enough the slimey defense attorney called her soon after, thankfully she had my back & asked the attorney, "did he threaten you in any way." After a "No" answer she then asked, "well than what's the problem?"God has a special place in hell for some people.

  • pprwrtr posted at 8:14 am on Wed, May 12, 2010.

    pprwrtr Posts: 13513

    karyannie14--Those lawyers are just like criminals--there is no limit to what they will do for money and they will rationalize forever about why they are stooping so low. It IS disgusting! I hope they don't get the death penalty because they will have to be segregated from the prison population. Give them life and let them out in the lion's den!! This kind of case is the one Free_Speech_101 needs to make sure other prisoners know all the facts of this case. The mother is worse than the boyfriend! She wouldn't have pled the fifth if she were not guilty!

  • karyannie14 posted at 3:11 am on Wed, May 12, 2010.

    karyannie14 Posts: 4

    I don't know how his 3 lawyers can sleep at night knowing what these animals did to that precious little girl. I wonder if they would defend him and her if they had done this to their daughter or granddaughter. I have 3 small granddaughters and 2 small grandsons and I can't imagine sitting in a court room listening to a lawyer trying to get someone off after knowing what they did.

  • pcj8809 posted at 2:32 am on Wed, May 12, 2010.

    pcj8809 Posts: 0

    I could never have been chosen for this jury. My first reaction is there is no humane way to dispose of these 2 animals quick enough. Nuff said.

  • Darrell Taylor posted at 8:12 pm on Tue, May 11, 2010.

    Darrell Taylor Posts: 0

    This trash needs to be burned!!



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