Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Michelle Michael Trial

I don't recall a trial in West Virginia that has drawn as much attention recently as the Michelle Michael murder trial in Charleston. For those not in the know, Michael is accused of murdering her husband for the insurance money and then burning down their home to cover up her crime. Adding to the intrigue, Michelle Michael was having an affair and, obviously, was having some marital issues. And the deceased was drugged before being burned. And Michael worked at a hospital.

Sounds like a great "Murder, She Wrote" or "Law & Order" episode. Except it's real. And when something is this sensational, people sometimes forget that real lives are being affected. The Michaels had children. Michelle has parents and relatives and friends. Same for James, the deceased. People forget their lives have been turned upside down by these events and view the trial as shear entertainment. But it's not entertainment in the least. It's a sad event that has left one person dead and destoryed the lives of so many others.

Hopefully justice will be done and, if Michelle Michael is guilty, she will spend the rest of her life behind bars. And, if she is innocent, hopefully she walks free. Regardless of the outcome, we need to remember that many lives have been forever altered negatively and not look at this trial as entertainment but rather the result of tragic events that could have been avoided.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

michelle michaels had always been raised, ,,well like my family by the beliefe that if you dont have your family you will not be able to survive, she had always felt that her strongest thing she had was her family I know that Stephanie was always a bitch, and always covered her tracks cleverly so that she was never thought of as a bitch, and the michaels- denny and ruth have to admit it weather they want to or not and also what was not known is that robert angus was recieving oral sex from stephanie at the time this tragedy began. and both james and michelles ex's had on going affairs all through the years even though they are both remarried they both have sexual relations with each other and they always wanted to get rid of michelle and James b/c they felt they were a problem, James and Michelle always put there families first unlike robert angus and stephie. these two alway have felt that they were special and the hell with others. both robert and stephanie are cold hartless people, who dont have remorse for screwing over anyone in there way.There was and still is a lot of jealousy and envies from robert and stephanie towards michele and james. b/c in part that the michaels had always had there lives in order and that the micheals had been so much more successful than robert and stephie either in whole or in part, and believe you-me, jelousy and envie can prove to be really hard to deal with.Michelles' trial that the state presented was all wrong. west virginia law is so backwards because all parties with the west virginia law syaytem are only out to get rich or die trying. the state failled to try and locate any other suspects and they based their trial on michelle having an affair, I know that about 70% of people in WV have had or have seriously considered having an affair out-of-wed-lock. the state of WV has had for the last few years had all kinds of one-sided judges, just like robert stone i mean look at the Harrison couty Family court judge, M.Drew Crislip is one sided alll the way,He only sides with poor state feeding slutty women who have kids just so they can get more and more money from the state. I will be glad when that piece of shit no good asshole will be out of office. YEE_HAWWW!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

well, I can agree with whoever this is on some things. I live in West Virginia, in Harrison County and I know Michelle's parents. Now either Michelle didn't do it, or she wasn't in it by herself. So they say his ex wife has an alibi, saying your sitting at home with your baby is no alibi to me. No one can vouche for her wareabouts, but her. Sorry but I wouldn't trust her word, her husband at the time was cheating on her with her co worker and friend, that sounds like plenty of reason to kill someone to me. Just because Michelle worked at a hospital doesn't mean she put the drugs in his body. His ex wife worked at the hospital...she could have got it. Also, look at the time frame, I'm not sure of the exact time but they said it took around 10-15 minutes to get from her house to her work without traffic. On the video from her job that day, she left the building for a half hour or less. Add this up 10 minutes to drive home plus however long it takes to "set your house on fire and kill a man and clean yourself up" and 10 minutes to drive back...doesn't add up at all! And since the house was lit on fire, don't you think you'd smell smoke or something on her, if she did it...none of it makes sense. So she lied to the police to cover up to keep her job and her affair, but that doesn't mean she is guilty. The police just assume it was her, they never checked out anyone else but Michelle, that doesn't sound like very good police work to me, I've never heard of a murder case only having one suspect, I can name two others, who have way more reason then Michelle.

mommabrown4 said...

The police were less than thorough in their investigation. Plus, someone needs to learn how to read body language. The ex-wife is hiding something... Unfortunately, Michelle Michaels is not a particularly self-aware person and really does not realize the impact that her demeanor has on people viewing her. She is a very unsympathetic character and she is obviously quite self-centered and more interested in the pursuit of her own pleasure than anything else. However that does not make her a killer. Her attorney was less than effective. She needs new counsel and some better advice; she is her own worst enemy. I do not believe she is guilty.

Anonymous said...

I heard Michelle has acquired the taste for pu$$y. LOL

Terry C, An American Again! said...

Maybe Jimmy should have stayed with his first wife, instead of leaving her for Michelle, who cheated on every man she has ever been with.

She never grew up....backflips and cheerleader kicks at work? C'mon.

Total narcissist.

I don't think she's that great looking, either.

Terry C, An American Again! said...

I can't believe people are blaming Stephanie for killing Jimmy.

Stephanie is a "bitch".

What happened to this world when the wronged spouse is vilified and not the homewrecker, which Michelle was.

Hey, lo and behold, she was cheating on Jimmy with another married man. She must have thought she was god's gift to the male gender.

Anonymous said...

She's guilty as hell didn't cover her tracks. totally in love with herself. Another example of a woman who's totally in love with herself, why I don,t know she's average looking at best.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is guilty and i have never thought anything else.I knew Jimmy all of my life and as far as im concerned michelle should have killed herself instead of taking his life. If you want to call anyone a bitch then call the one who is behind bars for his murder one.
I hope she never gets out of prison, she doesnt deserve to see the light of day.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter that Stephanie is a bitch and Rob is a jerk. What matters are the facts that Jimmy is gone and the pain and suffering that the Michael and even the Goots families have. I work in Morgantown and even have worked at RMH, I know members of the Goots family and remember seeing Jimmy walk the halls of RMH, although I did not know him. This hits pretty close to home for me and just can't get this case off of my mind. It is hard to believe that something like this happened in Morgantown, WV. After reading the book, Playing With Fire, my mind is made up that Jimmy was a good man and had made a very bad mistake by getting involved with Shelly. I also believe that money wasn't the only reason that Jimmy was murdered. Maybe he found out about Bobby Teets and had threatened to leave Shelly, which would have not been within her control. Please don't forget about the innocent people involved, the parents, friends and most importantly, the children. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Justice has been served.

Anonymous said...

No offense, but are the options for attractive women in the part of W. Virginia where the crime took place severly lacking??? I live in Virginia, and this Michelle Michaels, even in her best picture I've seen, looks like average trailer trash.

I'm surprised she was able to attract/manipulate so many men. But the bottom line for is this: She's obviously an unfeeling sociopath, who lied about where she was when the murder took place. If you are innocent, you don't lie to the police, period.

And my guess is that, even with the "mercy" verdict, she will die in prison.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is a whore who got what she deserved. Those kids deserve a better mom than that trashy slut anyway. Burn in hell you fn cunt

Anonymous said...

Michelle is in jail and rightly so, But is she a whore or slut ?? I don't agree. I see a beautiful sexy young woman who committed a horrible crime. Guilty ? Yes. Whore , slut ? No. Michelle made a horrible mistake , but that does not change her looks. She is beautiful , which makes it so sad all around. Fine young man dead, killed by a beautiful young woman , his wife. What a shame Michelle , you have destroyed so many hearts.

Anonymous said...

Average at best ?? Are you kidding ? Michelle is in jail and rightly so , but please tell it like it is , she is a beautiful looking woman. She has the looks and body of a knockout.!! Don't agree with what she did , but beauty is beauty and she has it. Even during the trial she looked beautiful , I'm sorry if that offends , but I find her so attractive. Her crime was dispicable , she is so attractive, what a waste of beauty Shelley, you could have had such a great life, if only !!

Anonymous said...

Trailer trash ?? Michelle is so pretty, beautiful body etc. I agree she is where she deserves to be. I find her so attractive , always have. Her beauty just shines thru. It is so hard to believe she is a killer, yet I know she is. She could have had any man she wanted , killing was not the answer. Michelle in my view is very attractive head to toe, just really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I have always wondered why the ex-wife was never investigated or anyone else for that, the tv shows and newspapers don't always tell the whole story, I don't know the families on either side, nor did I work with Michelle, but why didn't the police ever investigate anyone else and solely focused on her. I just don't understand anyOnes thinking on why they think she did it, I believe whole heartily that she didn't do it, honestly I believe the ex-wife and Michelle's ex-husband did it, hell why not convict them they where having an affair with each other to at the time of this tragedy.

Chris said...

I agree with the person who questioned the supply of attractive women in WV if Shelly is considered a "looker." She might have a good body, but my God, her face looks is the definition of "rode hard and put away wet." Does everyone in WV look at least 10 years older than they are? She has the complexion of a catcher's mitt, and she looks hard as nails. Maybe you guys should take off those hillbilly goggles and come up north where this murderer would be among the most hideous, unattractive people walking--YUCK. It's a mystery that she was able to get anyone to have sex with her, let alone marry her.

Anonymous said...

You're a psycho

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to the children? Did they grow up in a stable environment? I just saw this on a episode of snapped. Very sad

Anonymous said...

She is very cross-eyed and slack jawed!

Mjd said...

I agree! I just watched this on dateline and I don't believe Michelle did this. Stephanie is guilty! Period.

Mjd said...

I absolutely agree. I do not believe Michelle did this. I think Stephanie did.

Anonymous said...

I know that Shelly is amazing,and beautiful. You all have your opion. So here's mine, I think she is innocent not only was stepanie and Rob having a relationship. No Albie's a baby put yourself in her shoes.she did lie about the affair so what, if you can honestly say you never told a lie. Your lying now. So come on 7 minutes to start a fire. Did u know teets was accused of arson before. Then u got Rob the anonymous caller, before the body was being taken away, he told them about the drug. Come on the book you all read doesn't mention that of course not.so stop pointing the finger on Shelly. The drug you can buy off the internet.And Stephanie hated that Jimmy left her. So my theory is her and Rob, or teets was gonna divorce his wife maybe so he could be with her. Those three were never looked at because, Shelly lied.they wanted to close the case, the public wanted answer's. If you ever been put on the spot, not knowing what to say. You lie... All of this needs another look at. I hope she appeals her case and wins. She deserves her freedom and her kids and Jimmy's kids also needs justice. The wrong person is in prison. Good luck Shelly I hope you get your freedom.

Investigator PI said...

OMG...the top comment by anonymous...posted 2 comments in a row. I'd like to ask if you even passed 4th grade because your spelling and use of the English language is deplorable.
I believe you are related to this nasty, cold fish murderer.
She must have given you that ring she was twirling around her finger during an interview saying she'll never take it off, but ha ha ha...you cannot have that type jewelry in prison so she had to turn it into the prison system.
She's a classic Ditch-pig whore, big time slut! ANYONE who has children and goes off sleeping w another man IS A SLUT.
And yes, she has a nice frame/body, but her face is butt-fugly. Stephanie is being perceived as a bitch by those who side with the murdering ditch-pig Shelly.
Just because Shelly didn't smell like smoke, doesn't mean she didn't set the fire. She most likely thought of that...ain't she smart?!...NOT...She most likely lit some paper then tossed it before there was any smoke. AND she may have kept her windows rolled down for her ride back to work and took a break outside. Notice in the security cameras, that her hair is pulled back tightly? THAT is WHY she didn't smell all smoky.
Hope she's enjoying prison life...and living with unrelenting noise that doesn't stop...ever!
The constant yelling, women fighting, manipulating one another, cursing, angry, full of rage, hate....what a wonderful environment, but perfect one for a murdering ditch-pig whore like Shelly!