Posts Tagged ‘Dirk Smiler’

Cara Cottle Sentenced to 3.5 Years for Death of Dirk Smiler

Caralee Cottle received a seven-year jail sentence on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of notable local goth figure Dirk Smiler today in a Fairfax Country courtroom, following a dramatic and emotional two-hour hearing. Judge Michael F. Devine, who issued the ruling, suspended three and a half years of the jail sentence.
Smiler, a flamboyant bon vivant [...]

Arts Roundup: Good Riddance, Galliano

Morning, all. Normally Benjamin R. Freed, who did some stellar reporting on the Dirk Smiler case yesterday, would be doing today's roundup, but we're switching it up and he's got tomorrow's roundup instead.
Good riddance: John Galliano may be a creative genius, but he's also a bigot. After video footage surfaced of the Christian Dior designer [...]

Cara Cottle Hearing Suspended Until June

A Fairfax County judge scheduled for June 3 a finding and possible sentencing hearing for Caralee Cottle, the woman accused of murder in the Feb. 15, 2010 death of Dirk Smiler, a well-known member of the area goth scene. Judge Michael F. Devine issued the ruling after a day of hearing evidence, often grisly, that forced Smiler's family [...]

Cara Cottle Trial Delayed Until February

Quick update: I reported back in October that the trial of Cara Cottle, the woman accused of the second-degree murder of noted area goth Dirk Smiler, would begin on Jan. 10. The jury trial has been pushed back again, to Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at Fairfax County Circuit Court.
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Cara Cottle Trial Delayed Until January

The trial of Caralee Cottle, who is accused of the second-degree murder of noted area goth Dirk Smiler, has been pushed back to Jan. 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. It had been scheduled to start on Nov. 1.
Smiler died of a gunshot wound to the head on Feb. 15 this year.
Peter D. Greenspun, Cottle's lawyer [...]

Cara Cottle Trial: Jury Trial Set for Nov. 1

The news out of this morning's process hearing for Caralee Cottle, the woman charged with the second-degree murder of prominent Washington goth Dirk Smiler: It'll be a jury trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court, according to the clerk's office. The trial begins Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.
Cottle was released on bond in May.

Cara Cottle Trial, Originally Scheduled for Monday, Won’t Begin Until August

The trial of Cara Cottle, the woman charged with second degree murder in the death of the prominent local goth Dirk Smiler, won't begin until Aug. 16 in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. It was originally set for next Monday—according to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Mark J. Sullivan, it had to be pushed back for scheduling [...]

Cara Cottle Trial: Cottle Released on Bond, Will Return to Court June 7

Cara Cottle, the woman charged with the second-degree murder of the well-known local goth figure Dirk Smiler, was released from the Fairfax County Jail this morning after meeting the $50,000 bond set by Judge Kimberly J. Daniel of the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court yesterday, according to the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office. Her [...]

Arts Roundup: “You Made Me Fall in Love With You!” Edition

Morning humans! It’s another tragic Tuesday, for I’ve slept through traffic court (no, I didn’t run anyone over this time). But I did wake up to do this roundup just for you.
NBC has picked up J.J. Abrams’ new pilot (for he is god), Undercovers, a spy drama, for their fall line up. The plot falls [...]

Cara Cottle Trial: Details Emerge about Death of Dirk Smiler as Cottle Is Granted Bond

The chief judge of the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court ruled today that Cara Cottle, the woman charged with the second-degree murder of her boyfriend Dirk Smiler, could be released on $50,000 bond following a several-hour-long preliminary hearing in which the case was sent to a Fairfax County grand jury. A date for [...]

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