U.S. v. Hedi Chasse
United States Federal Court
Ms. Chasse was one of
thirteen coke conspirators indicted for conspiracy to
distribute cocaine. Ms. Chasse twelve
codefendants plead guilty. In the course of
Ms. Chase’s jury trial, Dr. Robinson offered testimony regarding Ms. Chasse's
as a battered woman and her pathological devotion to a coke conspirator. Ms.
was found not guilty.
William Maselli, Esq.
newspaper article "Bandit who robbed for
State V. Gogan
Kennebec Superior Court
Augusta , Maine
Ms. Gogan was the victim
of domestic abuse and isolation by her husband who also
controlled the defendant by the killing and torture of animals. Fearing for
life, Ms. Gogan shot and killed her husband. She disarticulated his body and
distributed the remains in an isolated area of northwestern Maine. Within hours
Ms. Gogan turned herself in. In a plea
bargain Ms. Gogan pled guilty to a
lesser offense and received a seven year sentence. Maine imposes a minimum
mandatory sentence of twenty five years for the conviction of homicide
Michaela Murphy, Esq.