Baseline Killer Mark Goudeau's Trial to Proceed to Penalty Phase; Killer of Nine Faces Death Penalty

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Baseline Killer Mark Goudeau is one step closer to his (presumed) execution.
The jury has reached a verdict in the "aggravation phase" of Baseline Killer Mark Goudeau's trial, finding that aggravating factors in the case were proven -- which means the man who terrorized the streets of Phoenix for nearly a year could face the death penalty.

The trial now heads to the penalty phase, where Goudeau's defense team can present "testimony and evidence to try to show by a preponderance of the evidence that mitigating factors exist that are sufficiently substantial to call for leniency," Maricopa Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra says.

In other words, Goudeau's attorney's can tell sob stories about Goudeau to the jury in an attempt to get them to spare his life.

Goudeau, however, told Judge Warren Granville that he didn't want to be in the courtroom for the penalty phase of his trial, and Arra tells New Times he wasn't present for today's ruling.


After the defense makes its case to spare Goudeau's life, prosecutors then will have a chance to offer a rebuttal before the jury decides whether to sentence Goudeau to death.

Goudeau was found guilty on Monday of 67 felonies -- including nine murders -- stemming from his year-long crime spree.

Goudeau's murderous crime spree began in August 2005 and continued until June 2006.

He was arrested in September 2006 after DNA evidence linked him to an attack on two sisters in south Phoenix in 2005. For that attack, Goudeau was found guilty of 19 felonies and sentenced to 438 years in prison.

Of the nine people Goudeau murdered, eight were women.

The penalty phase of the trial is scheduled to start Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Following testimony, jurors will be asked to decide whether Goudeau should be sentenced to death.
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Truth
Truth

3500 years of selective breeding so you won't be a nigger and yet you decide to suck off a dirty nigger? Enjoy being a nigger whore Wendy.

ant
ant

Man....even if the investigation wasn't perfect.  There was MORE than enough circumstantial evidence to convince me Mark Goudeau committed MOST of these crimes.  Not ONE single alibi, I mean, why couldn't Wendy testify: "No, Mark was with me at this time and that time." Because there's nothing there.  Zero alibi.  I haven't seen much of the evidence, nor been in the courtroom, but I can say that the man in the surveillance video in the robbery of the Mexican food joint, was obviously Goudeau.  Most people already know that cops are incompetent pricks.  I don't think they could even pull off framing him if they tried.  I mean, how many times did they almost blow it here?  I believe justice has been served.

PS- Wendy, I read your blog, and you always referring to the "WALMART" ring really comes off insulting.  As if you are trying to say that it's a cheap piece of crap.  You're entitled to your opinion, of course.  But some very young children bought that ring (or according to you, one exactly like it) for their mother, who is now dead.  Murdered by some crackhead rapist built like a linebacker with a shitty misfiring gun.  I know this is a terrible time for you, Mark being guilty or not guilty, but poking insults toward an innocent victim, mother of three, is not right. IMHO

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Dirg
Dirg

I can only hope that justice is achieved. I don't know this guy but hopefully he is not being framed as Wendy says.

Stumpn4Jesus
Stumpn4Jesus

Yes, I too hope Justice for the accused and victims is achieved. Hopefully, the guilty party is punished.

ZenMaster
ZenMaster

I hope this ape is boiled in oil. 

Boog
Boog

Very friendly of you....

Wendy
Wendy

It’s ok for police to search your small house repeatedlyuntil they “find” something. If the police are that incompetent, why stop afterthe last search? Why not keep coming back? Seriously, if they missed “evidence” the first 3 times, if they’re thatbad why not keep coming back for more searches? It’s because they completed their mission by planting the jewelry - thecopy of the Walmart ring, void of any DNA – neither Mark’s nor the victim’s. Howcould Mark’s DNA be there if he never even touched it? As well as the victim.How could her DNA be on a ring that was merely reproduced, never touching herfingers?  

It’s ok for DNA evidence to change from dry to wet after it’sbeen dried and dry packaged in a paper envelope – as testified to by both theautopsy doctor and the case manager. But when DPS DNA tech, Lorrain Heath getsit, it’s wet, in a baggie and glass tube. The only swabs in this case (Nunez)that a partial DNA profile is found. In other words, it’s ok for the State toswitch and plant evidence.  

It’s ok when the suspect is videotaped by surveillance camerasassaulting a victim, getting in and driving her car away, yet the DNA on the ignitionswitch and steering wheel and the rest of the driving area EXCLUDES Mark. Thejury chose to ignore this exonerating evidence.  

Although the jury may not have had the entire picture sinceMark’s attorneys didn’t present a defense case –, they made the conscious decisionsto ignore straightforward testimony of police misconduct and planting ofevidence. Unbelievable. 

GoudeauHater
GoudeauHater

I cant believe you really feel everyone including victims, lawyers, police, judges, innocent people and a jury would frame your husband...Face the truth Wendy and stop lying to yourself...You know his past and it wasnt nice, you over looked his evil intentions because he used you perfectly. He needed a dummy wife and he picked you, thats why your still alive.  He thought a nice white woman would keep the eyes of of him and it work for awhile but ultimately he couldnt do it forever, he wasnt that smart to cover up all the evidence. You need to realize you made a big mistake by backing him up and believing in him.  He used you for all the wrong reasons, realize that so you can move on away from this monster.  He cheated on you multple times and the victims that denied him was tortured by death or rape...He will get his now for now all the victims got him back through justice. You should let him go and stop trying to convince people he's innocent...Its not going to work outside the other in denial dummies that he faked. Your black rose is gone...

Stumpn4Jesus
Stumpn4Jesus

Best wishes in getting someone over at the courthouse to listen to you Wendy.

Stooker
Stooker

Wow, It sounds like you have a case for appeal at least. Good luck. You seem to be sticking by him which is a positive for him. Hopefully, Justice will work itself out in the right way. The guilty need to be punished.

Festus
Festus

Wake up Skank! Yer nig doesn't give a damn about you!

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