John Day discusses three dropped charges in the Steve Casaus case

By | Legal Analyst

September 8, 2015 KOAT John Day, KOAT Legal Expert, discusses the 3 dropped charges in the Steve Casaus case with Shelly Ribando.  Due to lack of supporting evidence, Judge Stan Whitaker ruled to drop the charges of the bite mark on Omaree Varela’s arm, malnutrition of Omaree and laceration on Omaree’s head.  Seven more serious charges, including child abuse resulting…

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Donovan Maez pleads not guilty in Chavez-Silver case

By | Criminal Defense

September 5, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Donovan Maez entered a plea of not guilty in the Jaydon Chavez-Silver murder case.  Maez, son of state Representative Stephanie Maez, is one of three young men accused of killing Chavez-Silver during a drive by shooting in Albuquerque in June.  Maez’s attorney John Day was with Maez in court as he entered his plea.  The judge…

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John Day’s Legal Analysis of the Steve Casaus Trial

By | Legal Analyst

September 4, 2015 KOAT John Day, KOAT Legal Analyst, discusses Friday’s testimony in the Steve Casaus trial.  Casaus is accused of child abuse resulting in death of his 9 year old stepson Omaree Varela on December 27, 2013.  On Friday the jury heard the testimony from the autopsy report, looked at diagrams and saw photos of Omaree’s injuries.

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John Day breaks down the Steve Casaus Trial

By | Legal Analyst

September 3, 2015  KOAT KOAT TV Legal Analyst John Day breaks down the Steve Casaus trial from today’s testimony from the first responders.  Police officers, paramedics and firefighters took the stand to testify matter-of-factly what they witnessed when they entered the Varela Casaus home, and found nine year old Omaree Varela unresponsive laying down on a bed with his feet…

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KOAT Legal Analyst John Day discusses Omaree Varela Trial

By | Legal Analyst

September 3, 2015 KOAT KOAT Legal Analyst John Day speaks to KOAT TV news anchor Shelly Ribando about the Omaree Varela trial.  During today’s testimony, several letters were read to the jury from Omaree’s mother, Synthia Varela Casaus, seeming to implicate Omaree’s stepfather, Steven Casaus, of the murder of Omaree.  Omaree Varela, 9, was found unresponsive in his home on December 27, 2013.  Further…

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