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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #180 on: September 18, 2015, 06:51:19 PM »
Out on bail, either on house arrest or with an ankle monitor, I can't quite remember.

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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #181 on: April 02, 2019, 12:53:17 PM »
Jury Finds Wife Guilty of Shooting Husband
By Rebekah Herman (dcwitness.org)


Exactly six years after shooting her husband, a defendant was found guilty of killing her spouse during a violent argument.

On March 28, a jury found Dianna Lalchan guilty of voluntary manslaughter while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for shooting her 36-year-old husband, Christopher

Lalchan, on the 1200 block of 4th Street, SW on March 28, 2013. She is scheduled to be sentenced June 14. She is being without bail.

Throughout the trial, the prosecution refuted the defense’s theory that Dianna, 33, acted in self-defense because Christopher was shot in the back of the head. During closing arguments, the prosecutor said the gunshot wound is consistent with Christopher being shot while he was unarmed and face-down on the ground.

An expert said that when the bullet hit the back of his head, Christopher was close to the wall and not more than 18 inches from the floor. The expert also told the jury that Dianna fired three times and that Christopher was killed by the second or third shot. Bloodstain analysis can determine that Christopher was killed after a bullet struck the floor near his head. However, the sequence of the three shots cannot be determined.

Also, the prosecution said there was no evidence that suggested that Dianna was abused. Throughout the trial, multiple witnesses testified that they never saw bruises on Dianna and had no knowledge of any domestic abuse. However, a few witnesses said they were aware of violent arguing in the relationship.

The prosecution said Dianna committed premeditated murder for varying reasons, including being ashamed of the divorce, not wanting her family to find out that she was a lesbian and to avoid paying alimony. The prosecution said Dianna was a “manipulative and cold” person who was “setting up a ruse,” by using domestic violence to get out of her marriage and avoid paying alimony.

Emails from Dianna to her husband and friends showed that she meticulously tracked and questioned Christopher’s expenses.

“It was all about money,” the prosecutor said. “She shot him to solve all her problems.”

However, the defense told a different story.

According to the defense, the couple had violent arguments and were planning to separate. When she called 911, Dianna told police that she was a victim of domestic abuse. However, she said she didn’t report the abuse because she didn’t want to jeopardize her husband’s future.

During opening arguments, the defense described Christopher as the “Hulk,” saying he was unable to control or stop himself. He had apparently strangled Dianna to unconsciousness in the past. Dianna was “living in daily fear,” the defense said.

An instructor at Krav Maga, a DC martial arts school where Dianna took self-defense classes, said Dianna told him about the domestic abuse she was enduring. The instructor told the jury that he offered to help Dianna leave her home and relationship, but she refused because she was afraid Christopher would retaliate.

According to court documents, police found guns, gun memorabilia, thousands of rounds of ammunition and a tactical vest in the home, all of which apparently belonged to Christopher. Police also said there were no signs of a struggle in the home and that Dianna didn’t have any physical injuries.

The defense counsel also challenged the prosecution’s theory that Dianna was only concerned with her own financial situation, saying she didn’t want to leave her husband until he was financially stable. Her counsel said that as a pharmacist who made a six-figure salary, Dianna was happy to support Christopher.

“She lost her best friend,” the defense said. “She didn’t shoot Christopher Lalchan, she shot the Hulk.”

Read more about the trial on D.C. Witness’s site.
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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #182 on: April 02, 2019, 07:35:21 PM »
I have been thinking  of Daft Trini over the last few months and was wondering what the hell happened with this trial. Becz couldn't find  head nor tail of the trial on the net.

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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #183 on: April 03, 2019, 05:43:12 AM »
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Former pharmacist sentenced to 7˝ years in fatal shooting of husband
« Reply #184 on: September 04, 2020, 07:16:30 PM »
Former pharmacist sentenced to 7˝ years in fatal shooting of husband
By Keith L. Alexander (Washington Post)


September 6, 2019

A former Walter Reed pharmacist who told authorities she acted in self-defense when she fatally shot her husband in the back of the head in 2013 was sentenced Friday to 7 ˝ years in prison.

After a nearly four-week trial in March, Diana Lalchan, 33, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter while armed in the March 28, 2013, shooting of her husband of nearly five years in their Southwest Washington condominium.

Lalchan told authorities that she was afraid Christopher Lalchan, 36, was going to kill her. During her Superior Court trial, she took the witness stand, sobbing at times, and testified that her husband often wrapped his hands around her throat during fits of rage. But then, she said, she decided to fight back.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Wright argued in court Friday that Diana Lalchan had fabricated the domestic abuse allegations. She said Lalchan wanted to leave her husband but did not want to pay alimony or shame her parents and wanted to live a new, single life as a lesbian.

Wright said there was no sign of a struggle and no 911 call from Lalchan before the shooting asking for help and no hospital or police records of abuse.

“She learned her true sexual identity later in life and was in an environment that did not allow her to be her true self. So she developed a plan, all of which led to this shooting,” Wright said.

Wright said she initially believed that Lalchan was a victim of abuse. She said she changed her mind after examining some 52,000 emails between Lalchan and friends in which, Wright said, Lalchan hatched a plan to get out of her marriage.

The trial jury rejected the original charge of first-degree murder. Jurors said they believed Lalchan had been abused but concluded that her reaction was extreme.

Diana Lalchan fired three shots at her husband that evening. Wright argued that Christopher Lalchan was not struck by the first two shots but took cover. It was while he was on the floor, Wright said, citing the trajectory of the bullet that struck him, that Diana Lalchan fired the fatal shot.

Lalchan, as she did during her sentencing Friday, sobbed on the witness stand while talking about her life with her husband.

She said she lost “the only person I had in the world” that day. “He was all I had. He was my world,” she said. “But he lost control of himself. And because I did not love myself, I believed I deserved the treatment I endured.”

After the sentencing, Christopher Lalchan’s family expressed disappointment at the sentence. “We did not get justice,” his mother, Pearl, said.

“This was more painful than the trial,” Christopher Lalchan’s brother Mark added.

They both flew in from Trinidad in the Caribbean for the hearing.

Addressing members of the Lalchan family, Judge Ronna L. Beck said she was “sorry” for their loss, which she said she was sure was “immeasurable.”

But Beck also said that in 24 years on the bench, she had never received so many letters of support on behalf of a defendant in a murder case, nodding to the dozens of family members and friends sitting on one side of the courtroom.

Although prosecutors asked Beck to sentence Lalchan to at least 15 years, the judge said such a lengthy sentence was not warranted. Lalchan had to be sentenced to at least five years in prison, which was a mandatory minimum for using a gun during a crime of violence in the District.

Beck praised Lalchan for working with women in the jail, as her attorneys described. “I hope you continue to be a positive force and a major contributor to other women. You have good qualities and considerable talents and can be a positive role in the community,” the judge said.

Before finalizing her sentence, Beck asked Lalchan’s attorneys whether they wanted Lalchan sent to a particular prison so she could reflect that in her recommendation to Federal Bureau of Prisons. One of Lalchan’s attorneys requested a prison in Connecticut.

Then Lalchan’s attorneys requested that their client be given the opportunity to hug her elderly grandmother, who came from Taiwan to attend the hearing. Beck referred the request to the U.S. marshals in the court, who rejected the request.

But after the majority of spectators had left the courtroom, and after Beck left the bench, a U.S. marshal allowed Lalchan’s grandmother to be escorted to the cellblock to greet the prisoner, two people familiar with the incident said. A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service said he was looking into the matter.
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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #185 on: September 04, 2020, 11:12:18 PM »
Wow!. RIP Draft Trini Lalchan. God Bless!!!

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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #186 on: September 05, 2020, 03:48:25 PM »
7 years for murder, wow, that aint nothing.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #187 on: September 05, 2020, 04:09:20 PM »
7 years for murder, wow, that aint nothing.

She got convicted for voluntary manslaughter.
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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #188 on: September 05, 2020, 04:12:41 PM »
7 years for murder, wow, that aint nothing.

She got convicted for voluntary manslaughter.

Murder is murder...

 ;)

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Re: RIP Daft Trini
« Reply #189 on: September 05, 2020, 05:32:47 PM »
7 years for murder, wow, that aint nothing.

She got convicted for voluntary manslaughter.

Murder is murder...

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Yuh could say she kill him. but murder is ah legal term.
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