Bad News for Stan

Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of Stan Tribble in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for the 2006 murder of his wife, Tracy Gostomski Tribble. Judge Gordon Abel, yesterday, ruled that past incidents of domestic violence will be allowed in as evidence of a pattern of abuse that eventually ended in Tracy’s death. Additionally, Judge Abel nixed the defense team’s request to present the absurd theory that Tracy committed suicide. Tracy’s body was found in the Missouri River on May 19, sixteen days after Stan Tribble reported her missing. She suffered fracturing blows to the head, and cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation due to suffocation or drowning.

There is more information about Tracy’s murder in previous entries on this blog. And local news organizations in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, appear to be following it closely.

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    Well that’s interesting news! I’m sad to say that I have already forgotten about this case. Seems like there’s so many anymore. I hope this decision doesn’t help an appeal attempt later on.

    Thanks for the update!


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