October 23, 2017

Texas Judge and Wife Excape Arson Charges – Again

August 30, 2009

http://firegeezer.com/2009/08/30/texas-judge-and-wife-escape-arson-charges-again/

Article Excerpts:

The fire burned their house down completely and caused damages to two of their neighbors’ homes as well.  It was the second time in ten years that a suspicious fire burned down their home, both times starting in the garage.

Juror in Medina case speaks out again

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=5903801

January 20, 2008

[Terry Yates referencing grand jury and case]:  “It was predetermined in the sense that there was not sufficient evidence that Judge Medina did anything wrong and for them to indict, this case anyway, it just shows they had an agenda.”

Article Excerpts:

“I love grand juries. I think they do a tremendous job. They have a tremendous function in the system,” said Yates. “It was predetermined in the sense that there was not sufficient evidence that Judge Medina did anything wrong and for them to indict, this case anyway, it just shows they had an agenda.”

Ryan writes the following:

“Comments like yours serve only to impugn the integrity of the twelve citizens of Harris County who have given up considerable amounts of their time to ensure justice is done.”

“These are not twelve hicks from Mayberry USA who just rode into town on the turnip wagon.”


Medina attorney asks judge to sanction 2 grand jurors

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Medina-attorney-asks-judge-to-sanction-2-grand-1774536.php

Jauary 18, 2008

Article Excerpts:

[Referencing an earlier Medina quote] He said mortgage insurance paid off his note after the fire. Yates did not respond to requests for more information about the insurance claim.

Typically, if a borrower fails to insure a home, the lender will take out its own “forced place” insurance policy that covers only its interest and not any owner equity, contents or liability.

David Medina indicted by grand jury for arson

http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives/011002.html

January  17, 2008

Article Excerpts:

Nathan Green, the lead investigator on the case, said in October that a dog detected an accelerant at the fire scene.

It was the second such fire at the family’s home in 10 years; both started in the garage.

Suspicion was fueled by a trail of financial troubles  for the Medinas, including foreclosure proceedings and tax liens against the fire-ravaged home, according to court records and other documents.

A mortgage company filed to foreclose on the home in June 2006, according to public records. Medina and the mortgage company reached an agreement the following December, according to Green.

The foreclosure filing was a “very, very big red flag” for investigators, Green said.

The home was not covered by an insurance policy, which lapsed because the premiums weren’t paid, Green said. The loan on the house was insured by the finance company, he said.