Posts Tagged ‘Peter D. Greenspun’

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 [...]

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 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: 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 [...]

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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