A Massachusetts medical examiner has ruled the death of a Woodstock jogger, Judith Nilan, a homicide.
A Massachusetts medical examiner has ruled the death of a Woodstock jogger, Judith Nilan, a homicide. According to the autopsy, the medical examiner found that Judith Nilan died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
A Massachusetts medical examiner has ruled the death of a Woodstock jogger a homicide.
Judith Nilan’s autopsy was performed in Massachusetts because her body was found in a storage building that straddles the state line.
The medical examiner found she died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
Thirty-six-year-old Scott Deojay of Plainfield, CT is charged with murder.
Scott Deojay, the caretaker of Caroll Spinney who is the actor who plays Big Bird on Sesame Street, has already been charged with kidnapping and Connecticut prosecutors expect to bring homicide charges as well. The autopsy and police reports of the incident of Judith Nilan stated the following:
An autopsy showed the 44-year-old Nilan died of “blunt force trauma to the head and neck, causing multiple fractures, subarachoid hemorrhage and brain contusion by manner of homicide,” according to a report obtained by The Day of New London from District Attorney John Conte in Worcester, Mass.
An affidavit filed by police noted that Nilan was found bound, with her running pants partially pulled down, and that she “appears to have been beaten about the head.”
In the category of you are not going to believe the public defenders defense claim comes the following comments. This is so absurd and why defense attorneys should be ashamed with what comes out of their mouths most of the time. Your job should be keeping your client from the death penalty, not devising a preposterous case of events to explain away a crime. Keep in mind the medical examiner has said the following, “blunt force trauma to the head and neck, causing multiple fractures, subarachoid hemorrhage and brain contusion by manner of homicide.”
The defense attorney of Scott Deojay states the following occurred and the reason for the injuries to the body
Scott Deojay admitted striking Judith Nilan with his car Monday night as she was jogging along a dark road near her home. (His lawyer says her death was accidental.) Rule #1, blame the victim.
Deojay told police he panicked, dragged Nilan’s body into his car and took her to a picnic area on the property of Caroll Spinney where he is a caretaker. He panics and puts her body in his car, rather than just leaving her on the road side in a hit & run accident? That’s what 99% of panicked people would do.
Deojay could not carry Judith Nilan’s body up a folding staircase, so he said he tied a rope around her and used it to hoist her into the storage area. (Defense attorney Canning said that explains the bound wrists and ankles and how her pants came down.) No, attorney Canning it does not. Why would one tie both ankles and wrists in an attempt to hoist a body? Maybe one or the other or most likely one one tie a rope around the torso.
Deojay will also be charged with other crimes and is due back in court next week.
In addition to kidnapping, Deojay also is charge with interfering with an emergency call and second-degree breach of peace in connection with his attempt to commit suicide after he was interviewed by state troopers investigating Nilan’s death.