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OK KIRSTEN HATFIELD: Missing from Midwest City, OK - 14 May 1997 - Age 8 *PALMA GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Missing 1990 to 1999' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    I hope he reveals what he did with Kristen so her family can have closure.
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Judge: Anthony Palma to be assigned public defender

    A judge ruled Thursday that Anthony Palma will be assigned a public defender.

    Before Thursday's hearing, KOCO 5 learned that Palma's family refused to hand over financial statements to prove his claim of being in a tight financial situation. Now that a public defender will be assigned, the judge has ordered for any financial records to show his "indigent" status.

    Palma's trial is scheduled for March 6, but that date might change.

    "I would not be surprised if this case were set over until early next fall or mid-next winter," said Irven Box, Palma's former attorney.

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Judge Approves DNA Testing Of Teeth Found In Accused Killer's Home

    New details have emerged in a 20-year-old missing child case. Anthony Palma, 58, is accused of kidnapping and murdering Kirsten Hatfield. He appeared in court Thursday morning.

    An Oklahoma County judge approved new DNA analysis of teeth that were found in 2015 in Palma’s Midwest City home.

    A week-long search in 2015 of Anthony Palma's Midwest City home did not end the way detectives expected. Authorities reported the tiresome search did not uncover Kirsten Hatfield's remains, or did it?

    New information filed by the state on Aug. 9 ordered forensic tests, specifically DNA analysis of evidence found in Palma's home. Court documents state a molar tooth and a canine tooth were discovered in a chest that was located in Palma's bedroom.

    In court Thursday, state prosecutors and Palma's defense team agreed, DNA testing should be done by the OSBI. The judge gave the state the green light to proceed with the DNA analysis of the teeth. Prosecutors hope the DNA of the teeth will be a match to Kirsten Hatfield's DNA profile. Court papers show a Midwest City detective submitted the teeth to a local dentist for examination. The dentist concluded the teeth appeared to be from a child.

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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    I can't believe he had teeth from a child and possibly from Kristen.
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Court hearing for man accused in Oklahoma child’s disappearance reveals new details

    A court hearing Thursday revealed new details in the cold-case disappearance of a Midwest City girl.

    State agents ran DNA tests on a child's tooth found inside Palma’s home to see if it was connected to the missing girl. Thursday, experts said the results showed the tooth belonged to Palma’s own daughter.

    Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said Palma is no longer charged with kidnapping as the statute of limitations ran out on the charge.

    The trial for Palma is set for Oct. 9. Hatfield's body has never been found.

  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Oh, no.
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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully harmless. My mom kept my baby teeth for years.
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I have my oldest's tooth too.
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Jury Selection To Begin For Suspect In MWC Cold Case

    Jury selection is expected to get underway for the man accused of killing a young girl in 1997.

    The trial is expected to last a week.

    Hatfield's mother is expected to be present.


    Jury Selection Underway For Long-Awaited Midwest City Murder Trial

    Jury selection began Monday morning for the long-awaited trial of accused murderer Anthony Palma, 58. He is charged in the 1997 death of Kirsten Hatfield, 8, of Midwest City.

    Day one started with 75 potential jurors in the courtroom. Before jurors filled the courtroom, Palma's defense team made a last minute request. They asked the judge to push back the trial out of concern that potential jurors have seen too much media coverage of the Midwest City murder case. The judge denied their request and moved forward with jury selection.

    Only one juror was dismissed Monday due to the person living in a different county. Jury selection will continue at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Trial for man accused of killing MWC girl in 1997 starts with emotional testimony

    Twenty years after an eight-year-old Midwest City girl disappeared, the trial for her accused killer began Tuesday at the Oklahoma County Courthouse.

    On Tuesday, the state laid out its case against Palma, detailing his alleged history of sexual assault in opening statements.

    Palma’s defense attorney told the jury the witnesses who testified Tuesday have nothing to do with what happened to Kirsten two decades ago. He called the investigation “far flung” and urged the jurors to question the reliability of the evidence in the case.

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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing Child's Mother Comes Face-To-Face With Accused Murderer

    Jurors on a missing child trial sat through a full day testimony on Wednesday. Anthony Palma is charged with killing Kirsten Hatfield 20 years ago.

    Hatfield's mother Shannon Hazen never gave up trying to find her daughter who went missing two decades ago. She came face-to-face with Palma in court Wednesday.

    Jurors listened to the frantic 911 call Hazen made moments after discovering her 8-year-old daughter was gone from their Midwest City home.

    Hazen took the witness stand for more than an hour. Prosecutors asked if her daughter ever attempted to run away, she said that was impossible. Hazen told jurors she had a cooperative but tense relationship with Midwest City police as the case grew cold. She spent months passing out missing child flyers and talking to neighbors, including Palma.

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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Anthony Palma found guilty in murder of Kirsten Hatfield

    After nearly a week of hearing testimony and a little more than an hour of deliberation, a jury has found a man accused of killing an 8-year-old girl who was reported missing more than two decades ago guilty.

    Anthony Palma has been convicted in the killing Kirsten Hatfield, who was reported missing in May 1997.

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