Deliberations to Continue Friday in Copper Dollar Ranch Murders

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WATERLOO, Iowa -- The fate of Terri Supino now rests in the hands of a jury.

Supino is accused in the 1983 murders of her estranged husband Steven Fisher and his girlfriend, Melisa Gregory, at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton.

The jury in this case has a tough task. They have to go through evidence and testimony that, in most cases, is more than 30-years-old. The defense says there is no new information and that Supino was only arrested after a TV show called Cold Justice was brought in by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department last year.

“There has been no twist in this case except one. And that's that a television show Cold Justice came to town in  2014...a cable television entertainment program, and they needed a good ending,” defense attorney Steven Addington told the jury.

That good ending, the defense argues, is Supino’s arrest -- even though the defense points out there is no physical evidence linking Supino to the crime.

Prosecutors say the arrest was about more than TV ratings.

"Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory. That's what this case is really about. Not about some stupid TV show. That has nothing to do with it. That's part of the investigative process,” said Jasper County attorney Mike Jacobson.

The jury got the case at about 2:45 p.m. and was let go for the day around 4:30 p.m. Jurors will resume deliberations Friday.

5 comments

  • Copper Roses at Copper Dollar

    Episode 13: She should get the chair, bec of her own defense attorney’s big, fat, dumb mouth, and his idiotic closing argument. Thanks for shooting yourself in the foot, Creep. Beyond reasonable doubt is only 1-2 cockleburs, amid all the roses of truth. Unless the jury has manure for brains, they will hang her. The County proved to the Public who did it, and they need to fry 2 more stinking fish: the 2 brothers. If found guilty, she’ll squeal on them in the can, like the rat she is. If injustice fools, and she’s found not guilty, she’ll brag and rat them out, thinking she can never be tried again. Any semblance to any somebodys, dead or alive, is merely coincidental, and like whatever, dude.

  • Justice needs to be served

    I sure hope the Family gets justice. And to the defense attorney’s the Cold Justice movie is all the prosecutors had LOL did you miss the days that the people testified about hearing her say she had murdered. There was too many lies told under oath. It has been long enough and would be nice for the system to work for the victims, may they continue to rest in Peace God Bless.

  • Justice needs to be served

    I sure hope the Families gets justice. And to the defense attorney’s the Cold Justice movie is all the prosecutors had LOL, did you miss the days that the people testified about hearing her say she had murdered. There was too many lies told under oath. It has been long enough and would be nice for the system to work for the victims, may they continue to rest in Peace God Bless.

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