Saturday, March 07, 2009

Rozita goes to trial May 19th. Was she at the "Federal psychiatric facility in Missouri?"

Keep in mind the charges are unrelated except as to type Read on also to see Swinton's attorney brag his "firm is exclusively a criminal defense firm."
The Deseret News - "During a hearing in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, a judge scheduled a May 19 jury trial for Rozita Swinton on a misdemeanor charge of making a false report. She is accused of calling authorities in February 2008, pretending to be a 13-year-old girl drugged, chained in a basement and being sexually abused.

According to court documents, the call triggered a door-to-door search until a mental health counselor told police it was Swinton, 34, who suffers from a multiple personality disorder. She has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental impairment."
First and most important fact to note is that this, is probably a predictor of what is going on in Arizona. Oh no, I would never imply special knowledge or back channel communication. Nooooo...not me. The fact that a trial date is set in May is an indicator that certain premiminary actions against Warren Jeffs will be finished with by April. Judge Conn has indicated he wants things done before trial, not after, so this month makes sense. There has been no activity on the filing front in Arizona, as I mentioned yesterday, for three weeks.

The Deseret News goes on to mention;
"Swinton's case has been delayed repeatedly since last year after she became a focus of the phone calls that led child welfare workers and law enforcement to the gates of the YFZ Ranch. She has been dubbed a 'person of interest' in the investigation. Child Protective Services caseworkers and law enforcement responded to a series of phone calls from someone claiming to be 'Sarah,' a pregnant, 16-year-old trapped in an abusive, polygamous marriage to an older man."
Now we're getting somewhere on the press front as they "notice" the foot dragging of her Criminal Lawyer, who mentions here that his firm's exclusive interest is criminal practice.

Swinton is a misdemeanant, not a felon. David Foley is pricey local talent for real trouble, and he's maneuvering like his client is on trial for something heinous, positioning her trial dates to take maximum advantage of other events.
"Swinton's criminal cases in Colorado were put on hold while she underwent inpatient mental health evaluation. A court docket from Castle Rock, Colo., obtained by the Deseret News last week said Swinton was placed at a psychiatric hospital in Missouri. The last entry on the court docket said doctors had indicated her discharge date was 'unknown'."
Well, I can tell you she was in Burley Idaho over the Thanksgiving day weekend, I can all tell you that there is a Federal psychiatric facility in Springfield Missouri, because that is where Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper Brian Mitchell was sent. Has Rozita been debriefed already by the Feds? Did the Deseret News ask that question?
"The El Paso County District Attorney's Office could not say if her status had changed, prompting the judge to set a trial date. Swinton's attorney, David Foley, did not return a call seeking comment on Friday."
It's a wild stretch I know, but did my little dust up about her blogging and traveling to Idaho have anything to do with it? Maybe. I'd love to think so but it probably was just vaguely coincidental.

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Carol said...

Hmmmm. I wonder who is paying for that "pricey" lawyer? Anyway we can find out?

The Pharisee said...

The same person who paid cash to bail her out and is not setting conditions on her bail?

Toes said...

U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP "provides medical, mental health, and dental services to male offenders."

We don't think Rozita is male.

Why would they send her to Missouri? Colorado has no facilities?

The Pharisee said...

Eden Theological Seminary is in Missouri, and is the Haunt of a lot of Mary Catharine Nelson's cronies.

It doesn't have to be that they sent her to a "Federal" facility, and in view of what you just pointed out, possibly they did not.

It could just as well have been a private hospital, paid for by insurance or someone else.

In view of the fact that Rozita hasn't exactly been working alot recently, it's hard to believe insurance paid for it, but stranger things have happened.