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Offline misty

Former PJ Inspector Ana Saltão convicted of murder by Appeal Court after having been acquitted by lower Court.

*snipped*
The following three persons face a criminal prosecution for libel:
Julia Pinheiro, presenter of the SIC TV station
Hernani Carvalho, political and crime commentator
Carlos Anjos, former police inspector and head of Portugal’s equivalent of our Police Federation.
The story is also important because McCann-supporting blogs and forum are already smearing these two associates of Dr Amaral.
What are these three charged with?

They are charged with the criminal libel of a lady PJ detective, Ana Saltão. Her husband was also a PJ inspector.
In June last year, Ana Saltão
was found not guilty of the murder of  Filomena Gonçalves, the grandmother of her husband. He was found with 14 bullets in his body. Forensic evidence suggested that she was his murderer. But she was acquitted, I think by a panel of 3 judges and 4 jury members (Portugal does not have full-scale trial by jury as we have). It seems that at some stage last year Hernani Carvalho and Carlos Anjos gave their opinion on Julia Pinheiro’s show that Ana Saltão was guilty of murdering Filomena Gonçalves.
Possibly that is a criminal offence under Portuguese law. I do not know.
From my reading of the Google translations, there was a huge amount of forensic and circumstantial evidence that she was guilty (see ‘Second’ and ‘Third’ press reports below), including:
1. Burn marks on her hand from the discharge of a revolver (she said they were burnt whilst frying an omelette
2. Gunpowder residue in her coat pocket (her lawyers said this must be contamination in the police station
3. Her movements being unaccounted for at the time Mrs Gonçalves was killed


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Offline sadie

Former PJ Inspector Ana Saltão convicted of murder by Appeal Court after having been acquitted by lower Court.

*snipped*
The following three persons face a criminal prosecution for libel:
Julia Pinheiro, presenter of the SIC TV station
Hernani Carvalho, political and crime commentator
Carlos Anjos, former police inspector and head of Portugal’s equivalent of our Police Federation.
The story is also important because McCann-supporting blogs and forum are already smearing these two associates of Dr Amaral.
What are these three charged with?

They are charged with the criminal libel of a lady PJ detective, Ana Saltão. Her husband was also a PJ inspector.
In June last year, Ana Saltão
was found not guilty of the murder of  Filomena Gonçalves, the grandmother of her husband. He was found with 14 bullets in his body. Forensic evidence suggested that she was his murderer. But she was acquitted, I think by a panel of 3 judges and 4 jury members (Portugal does not have full-scale trial by jury as we have). It seems that at some stage last year Hernani Carvalho and Carlos Anjos gave their opinion on Julia Pinheiro’s show that Ana Saltão was guilty of murdering Filomena Gonçalves.
Possibly that is a criminal offence under Portuguese law. I do not know.
From my reading of the Google translations, there was a huge amount of forensic and circumstantial evidence that she was guilty (see ‘Second’ and ‘Third’ press reports below), including:
1. Burn marks on her hand from the discharge of a revolver (she said they were burnt whilst frying an omelette
2. Gunpowder residue in her coat pocket (her lawyers said this must be contamination in the police station
3. Her movements being unaccounted for at the time Mrs Gonçalves was killed

           

Ho Ho Ho !

Three very interesting names there

Julie Pinheiro
Hernanai Carvalho
Carlos Anjos

Very efficient people at "bulling up" Amaral .... and at the same time, knocking The Mccanns down. 

Anyone know the name of the Judge/s ?
And when the Court case will be?


« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:17:45 PM by John »

Offline misty

http://pt.blastingnews.com/pais/2015/05/inspectora-da-pj-condenada-a-17-anos-de-prisao-depois-de-ter-sido-absolvida-00414103.html

Updated: May 27, 2015, 18:54

PJ inspector sentenced to 17 years in prison after being acquitted

The Court of Appeal condemned Ana Saltão to 17 years in prison after she had been acquitted by a jury court. Ana Saltão was acquitted in September 2014


Ana Saltão, the inspector of the Judicial Police (PJ) accused of murdering her husband's grandmother by shooting, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by the Court of Appeal of Coimbra. The penalty comes after the defendant was acquitted by a jury tribunal constituted for this purpose on 8 September 2014.  The decision of the Court of Appeal to send Ana Saltão to prison, known today, surprised her defence lawyer, who has already announced that he would appeal to the Supreme Court. The crime dates back to 21 November 2012, when Filomena Gonçalves, 80, was found dead at her home, having been shot 14 times.

I was as astonished as she was said Monica Quintela, the defence lawyer of the Inspector of the judicial police, to take note of the decision of the Court of appeal, despite not having yet, access to its judgment. The lawyer conceded that that court could order a re-trial, but not to apply a prison sentence. Not least because he states he knows well the process and "nothing can allow a conviction," emphasizes the lawyer.

The inspector of the Judicial Police of the Port, about 40, was judged by a jury court as the author of the 14 shots that killed Filomena Gonçalves, grandmother of her husband, also an inspector of the Judiciary. When deciding what led to the acquittal of the accused, the president of the judges' collective view that "is the minimum probability" that have committed crimes that were on the accusation of the prosecution. That is the crime of murder and embezzlement, the latter by the alleged use of a service weapon to commit the crime. The jury understood, too, that all aspects were not clarified and therefore remained unanswered, pointing the finger at some errors in the taking of evidence by the investigators.

It should be noted that following that acquittal, Ana Saltão brought a lawsuit against three participants of the SIC "dearest Julia", by advertising and libel. In particular, the presenter Julia Pinheiro, the commentator Hernâni Carvalho and the former judicial police inspector Carlos Anjos. At issue are statements made by those in a criminal analysis section inserted in that program on the morning about the case involving the Inspector of the Judicial Police.

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So, in Portugal, even if you are acquitted by a jury you can still later be imprisoned without a re-trial?
Something stinks here.



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« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:48:50 PM by John »

Offline pegasus

Yes an appeal to a higher court can reverse the decision of a lower court.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:11:56 PM by John »

Offline misty

Yes an appeal to a higher court can reverse the decision of a lower court.

Her lawyer seems bemused by the process. Surely the higher court cannot alter the ruling & add sentence at the same time?
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:12:08 PM by John »

Offline Brietta

Her lawyer seems bemused by the process. Surely the higher court cannot alter the ruling & add sentence at the same time?

I am bemused that the result of a trial by jury can be set aside so easily ... that seems to me to be a bit more than Double Jeopardy in action.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Alfred R Jones

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Yes an appeal to a higher court can reverse the decision of a lower court.
What is the point of having any sort of judgment at the lower court level then?
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:12:20 PM by John »

Offline sadie

http://pt.blastingnews.com/pais/2015/05/inspectora-da-pj-condenada-a-17-anos-de-prisao-depois-de-ter-sido-absolvida-00414103.html

Updated: May 27, 2015, 18:54

PJ inspector sentenced to 17 years in prison after being acquitted

The Court of Appeal condemned Ana Saltão to 17 years in prison after she had been acquitted by a jury court. Ana Saltão was acquitted in September 2014


Ana Saltão, the inspector of the Judicial Police (PJ) accused of murdering her husband's grandmother by shooting, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by the Court of Appeal of Coimbra. The penalty comes after the defendant was acquitted by a jury tribunal constituted for this purpose on 8 September 2014.  The decision of the Court of Appeal to send Ana Saltão to prison, known today, surprised her defence lawyer, who has already announced that he would appeal to the Supreme Court. The crime dates back to 21 November 2012, when Filomena Gonçalves, 80, was found dead at her home, having been shot 14 times.

I was as astonished as she was said Monica Quintela, the defence lawyer of the Inspector of the judicial police, to take note of the decision of the Court of appeal, despite not having yet, access to its judgment. The lawyer conceded that that court could order a re-trial, but not to apply a prison sentence. Not least because he states he knows well the process and "nothing can allow a conviction," emphasizes the lawyer.

The inspector of the Judicial Police of the Port, about 40, was judged by a jury court as the author of the 14 shots that killed Filomena Gonçalves, grandmother of her husband, also an inspector of the Judiciary. When deciding what led to the acquittal of the accused, the president of the judges' collective view that "is the minimum probability" that have committed crimes that were on the accusation of the prosecution. That is the crime of murder and embezzlement, the latter by the alleged use of a service weapon to commit the crime. The jury understood, too, that all aspects were not clarified and therefore remained unanswered, pointing the finger at some errors in the taking of evidence by the investigators.

It should be noted that following that acquittal, Ana Saltão brought a lawsuit against three participants of the SIC "dearest Julia", by advertising and libel. In particular, the presenter Julia Pinheiro, the commentator Hernâni Carvalho and the former judicial police inspector Carlos Anjos. At issue are statements made by those in a criminal analysis section inserted in that program on the morning about the case involving the Inspector of the Judicial Police.

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So, in Portugal, even if you are acquitted by a jury you can still later be imprisoned without a re-trial?
Something stinks here.
That is dreadful.  As you say, misty something stinks. 


In fact two things stink

1.  Three well known people, Julie Pinheiro, Hermani Carvalho and maybe Carlos Anjou , the same ones who smacked the Mccanns all the time, seemingly smacked Ana as well.  So badly that Ana filed a Lawsuit against them for slander and advertising [?=disinformation / propaganda publicly put out against her?]
Are the trio being protected?


i)  This latest Judgement against her not only overrules the previous one in front of a jury jailing her, a free woman, for 17 years.  This done without any evidence being presented, but on a ?whim?  &%+((£

ii)  It also presumably prevents Ana from persuing her lawsuit against the people that it appears have been slandering her and upping the feelings of the masses against her.   So they slip out of that Lawsuit? &%+((£



This treatment seems common in PT.  Joana Leonor Cipriano suffered the same fate, with massive propaganda put out against her.  The people of PT were braying for her blood as a result of this awful unjust propaganda.

 
Like with Amaral v The Mccanns on the "Dear Julie" (Julie Pinheiro) shows.  Amaral was supported IIRC by Julie Pinheiro via asking  "helpful" questions and introducing people who would staunchly back him, such as Hermani Carvalho and Moita Flores.     So enable Amaral with an enviable opportunity to present his "side". 

Was Amaral supported by Carlos Anjos too.  Anyone remember?

So the trio, who have done this sort of thing before, it seems, but then against The Mccanns, are free to do it again.   Anyone know if they were the ones who also did it against Leonor and Joao Cipriano?


2.  Ana was acquitted in the proper trial but jailed at the Appeal Court without any evidence being presented?  Am I right ?

What is the name/s of the judge/ s in the Court of Appeal in Coimbra.  Anyone know?   Could be interesting.



As you say misty, the whole thing stinks.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2015, 01:07:52 AM by sadie »

Offline John

http://pt.blastingnews.com/pais/2015/05/inspectora-da-pj-condenada-a-17-anos-de-prisao-depois-de-ter-sido-absolvida-00414103.html

Updated: May 27, 2015, 18:54

PJ inspector sentenced to 17 years in prison after being acquitted

The Court of Appeal condemned Ana Saltão to 17 years in prison after she had been acquitted by a jury court. Ana Saltão was acquitted in September 2014


Ana Saltão, the inspector of the Judicial Police (PJ) accused of murdering her husband's grandmother by shooting, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by the Court of Appeal of Coimbra. The penalty comes after the defendant was acquitted by a jury tribunal constituted for this purpose on 8 September 2014.  The decision of the Court of Appeal to send Ana Saltão to prison, known today, surprised her defence lawyer, who has already announced that he would appeal to the Supreme Court. The crime dates back to 21 November 2012, when Filomena Gonçalves, 80, was found dead at her home, having been shot 14 times.

I was as astonished as she was said Monica Quintela, the defence lawyer of the Inspector of the judicial police, to take note of the decision of the Court of appeal, despite not having yet, access to its judgment. The lawyer conceded that that court could order a re-trial, but not to apply a prison sentence. Not least because he states he knows well the process and "nothing can allow a conviction," emphasizes the lawyer.

The inspector of the Judicial Police of the Port, about 40, was judged by a jury court as the author of the 14 shots that killed Filomena Gonçalves, grandmother of her husband, also an inspector of the Judiciary. When deciding what led to the acquittal of the accused, the president of the judges' collective view that "is the minimum probability" that have committed crimes that were on the accusation of the prosecution. That is the crime of murder and embezzlement, the latter by the alleged use of a service weapon to commit the crime. The jury understood, too, that all aspects were not clarified and therefore remained unanswered, pointing the finger at some errors in the taking of evidence by the investigators.

It should be noted that following that acquittal, Ana Saltão brought a lawsuit against three participants of the SIC "dearest Julia", by advertising and libel. In particular, the presenter Julia Pinheiro, the commentator Hernâni Carvalho and the former judicial police inspector Carlos Anjos. At issue are statements made by those in a criminal analysis section inserted in that program on the morning about the case involving the Inspector of the Judicial Police.

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So, in Portugal, even if you are acquitted by a jury you can still later be imprisoned without a re-trial?
Something stinks here.

Thank you for posting this story misty, I think it needs its own thread as there is sure to be much more to come yet.
 
It says something when a Portuguese lawyer can claim that an Appeal Court has exceeded its powers when it invoked a sentence instead of instructing a retrial.  This gets more bizarre by the week!
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:50:42 PM by John »
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Alfred R Jones

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Portuguese justice seems to be somewhat farcical, but of course we mustn't say so cos that would be xenophobic wouldn't it?

Online Davel

But we are told if you are innocent you have nothing to fear...

So having been found not guilty she has now been jailed
Does this not justify how little faith the mccanns had in the Portuguese legal system
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Alfred R Jones

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But we are told if you are innocent you have nothing to fear...

So having been found not guilty she has now been jailed
Does this not justify how little faith the mccanns had in the Portuguese legal system
At this rate the McCanns will be found guilty of damaging Amaral as a result of his appeal and have all their assets frozen.  It's Alice in Wonderland justice.

Offline Carana

I have no idea whether this PJ inspector killed whoever it was or not. Her husband's grandmother (?) - I'd have to check the original, but anyway.

And I'm setting aside the tabloid pink couch brigade and the defamation issue.

I'm more intrigued as to the legal process of the murder case.

She was acquitted of murder, but then sentenced to 17 years on appeal?

How does that happen? New evidence presented?

A waffly fan blowing over facts / legal issues in the a quo trial?

Where's JP?

ferryman

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As I understand it, in some judicial systems, acquittals can be appealed, as well as convictions.

No double jeopardy rule, obviously, although we in Britain have abolished double jeopardy as well.

Still (in Britain) there is no automatic right of appeal against an acquittal.  There can only be a re-trial if new evidence comes to light to warrant it.

Offline Carana

As I understand it, in some judicial systems, acquittals can be appealed, as well as convictions.

No double jeopardy rule, obviously, although we in Britain have abolished double jeopardy as well.

Still (in Britain) there is no automatic right of appeal against an acquittal.  There can only be a re-trial if new evidence comes to light to warrant it.

I'd be interested in the appeal court ruling on this one. Either something crucial wasn't taken into account in the a quo ruling, or new evidence suddenly appeared... Unless laws have changed, there are provisions for appeal if major points weren't taken into account (but with deadlines).