Monterey Herald 9/18
Barring a successful appeal, John Kenney will die in prison for murdering neighbors Mel and Elizabeth Grimes in a dispute over a boulder and a 10-foot by 4-foot patch of dirt.
After nearly three days of deliberations, a jury Wednesday found the 74-year-old petroleum physicist guilty of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Elizabeth Grimes, 55, and second-degree murder for the slaying of her 58-year-old husband, well-known local defense attorney Mel Grimes.
Loosin’ Susan didn’t remember this
Monterey Herald 9/03/08
Pacific Grove attorney Susan Goldbeck testified that she did not remember whether she asked Kenney if he owned a gun before indicating on a court document that he didn’t.
Killer Kenney didn’t remember
Salinas Californian 8/30/08
Prosecutor Berkley Brannon repeatedly questioned him Friday about the gun used in the killings, a gun which was illegal for Kenney to possess. He had signed a 2005 restraining order against the Grimeses that declared he did not own or have access to any firearms.
Kenney told the court he didn’t remember that element of the document. “It was filled out entirely by Susan Goldbeck,” he testified, referring to his lawyer. “I just signed it.”
Loosin’ Susan filled out the statement – is he lying or she’s lying for him?
Monterey Herald 9/2/08
Pacific Grove attorney Susan Goldbeck testified this morning that she did not remember whether she asked murder defendant John Kenney if he owned a gun before indicating on a court document that he didn’t.
She agreed that Kenney signed the sworn document, filed as he and his neighbors, Mel and Elizabeth Grimes, filed for mutual restraining orders in the summer of 2005.
Loosin’ Susan & Killer Kenney remember all this though
Carmel Pine Cone 9/5/08
Pacific Grove City Council candidate Susan Goldbeck took the stand as well, recounting Kenney’s stories about harassing phone calls in the middle of the night and people rattling his doors, which he believed were the Grimeses’ doing. According to Goldbeck, Kenney felt “alone and vulnerable,” especially after an incident in 2005 with Elizabeth Grimes that left him with a concussion.
Susan Goldbeck’s “friend”
Oh – they are both friends….
Susan Goldbeck, a friend of Kenney’s who also happens to be an attorney also testified that she had prepared two requests for two restraining orders against the Grimes’ on Kenney’s behalf
One attorney said not to get into a confrontaion
Monterey Herald 9/3/08
An attorney testified Tuesday that he warned murder defendant John Kenney in 2006 that he should avoid confrontation with neighbors Mel and Elizabeth Grimes and that “you can’t shoot somebody just because they’re on your property.”
Nick Cvietkovich said the conversation occurred while he and Kenney were on the way to a meeting with Sheriff Mike Kanalakis about Kenney’s plans to use a boulder to block the Grimeses’ access to a disputed patch of land on their shared driveway.
Loosin Susan gave the advice to trigger a confrontation?
Monterey Herald – 8/28/08
John Kenney took the stand in his own defense this morning after listening stoically to enhanced 911 recordings of him fatally shooting neighbors Mel and Elizabeth Grimes.
In an action that triggered the fatal encounter, Kenney said he placed a boulder on a disputed piece of land on the advice of three attorneys, including former Pacific Grove City Councilwoman Susan Goldbeck.
Kenney’s security expert was none other than the former Marina City Councilman John Morrison, “who resigned in April 2007 from the Marina council after admitting he tried to pull strings to get a private security contract.”
, don’t vote for Loosin’ Susan.
John Kenney Guilty