[Vision2020] Question . . .

Debbie Gray graylex at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 15:59:52 PDT 2018

 Maybe that person is a family member who is rightfully upset that the "alleged" suspect/former boyfriend aka Jesse 'Shorty' Linderman (who paid David Meister, i.e., the person that was convicted of pulling the trigger) remains free. 

Maybe August 12 is a meaningful date to this person or family? I don't think that's crazy, I think it is a fairly normal reaction to such a messed up situation. They have no legal recourse. And clearly this has long faded from our memories if people had to google the name to even know who he was. 


    On Sunday, August 12, 2018, 4:07:16 PM PDT, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:  
 So, what we have here is somebody . . . at the Moscow Food Co-Op . . . on the afternoon of August 12, 2018 (today) . . . holding up a sign referencing a murder trial . . . that convened SEVEN YEARS AGO ! ? ! ?
Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)http://www.MoscowCares.com  Tom HansenMoscow, Idaho
Roll, roll, roll your joint twist it at the end, Take a puff, that's enough and pass it to a friend.

On Aug 12, 2018, at 3:50 PM, Ron Force <ronforce at gmail.com> wrote:

How soon we forget. From the  Lewiston Trib::

MEISTER TRIAL: Victim's father takes the stand

'I didn't trust him,' he said of Linderman
   - By William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune staff writer
   - Nov 5, 2011
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Three years before she was murdered, Tonya Hart's father told her boyfriend if he ever hurt his daughter he would "come and get him."

Barry Hart's testimony wrapped up the second week in David Meister's first-degree murder trial.

Meister, 28, is accused of shooting Tonya Hart in the face and chest on Dec. 11, 2001, killing her instantly. Prosecutors say he was paid $1,100 for the killing by Hart's boyfriend, Jesse "Shorty" Linderman.

When questioned by Latah County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Michelle Evans on Friday, Barry Hart said he warned Linderman about hurting Tonya three or four times, even though he'd never said anything like that to her other boyfriends.

"Why did you say it to Shorty?" Evans asked.

"Because I didn't trust him as far as I could spit," Hart replied.

Linderman was called to the stand Thursday, but declined to answer any questions on the advice of his attorney. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder after Meister confessed to the killing back in 2002, but the charges were dropped for lack of evidence once Meister recanted.

Meister was found guilty of the murder in a 2003 trial, but the conviction was later thrown out by the Idaho Supreme Court, in part because his attorneys weren't allowed to pursue the idea that someone else was responsible for the shooting.

Defense attorney Scott Chapman briefly cross-examined Hart on Friday, suggesting that at one time he "thought Shorty was good for Tonya."

"At one time you were OK with that relationship, right?" Chapman asked.

"As OK as a father could be," Hart replied. "But when you say you're going to come and get him, the only reason a father would say something like that is out of total desperation."

Hart acknowledged that he'd been a heavy drinker in the years before and after his daughter was murdered, and said he didn't remember a lot of that time very clearly.

That was a common theme Friday, when several of Meister's former co-workers and neighbors were called as witnesses. Ten years after the fact, most had difficulty remembering specific details, such as what time they came into work the day Hart was killed, who was working that day, how long Meister's hair was or what exactly Linderman said about his girlfriend.

When asked to identify his former co-worker in the courtroom, one witness even mistook a county jailer for Meister.

Testimony will resume at 9 a.m. Monday in the Latah County Courthouse. Before recessing for the weekend, Judge Carl Kerrick admonished jurors not to discuss the case with anyone or read or watch any of the media coverage. He indicated the trial was still on track to conclude sometime around Nov. 17.

William L. Spence may be contacted at bspence at lmtribune.com or (208) 791-9168.

Excerpts from a couple of other articles:

Linderman still lives and works in the area and was called to testify, but opted to remain silent. No charges are pending against him...

Prosecutors initially alleged Meister was hired for $1,000 by Hart's longtime boyfriend, Jesse (Shorty) Linderman, to do the shooting, with an additional $100 if it was done before Christmas of that year.

Initial felony charges against Linderman were dropped for lack of evidence, according to the prosecution, and his side of the incident has never been aired publicly...

This comes up because Meister has had a new trial ordered by the Idaho Supreme Court. But you remembered, don't you? 

Ron Force

Moscow Idaho USA

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:31 PM Moscow Cares <moscowcares at moscow.com> wrote:

Are any of you fine peeps familiar with the name “Shorty Linderman”?
I ask because . . .
This was seen (and photographed) outside the Moscow Food Co-Op:

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