Sporting Beard, Donning Bullet-Proof Vest, Raghunandan Yandamuri Enters Court

Telugu bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri, who is charged with the murders of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna, has been led into a Montgomery County, PA court for the preliminary hearing.

The 26-year-old software programmer from the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, who’s been in the Montgomery County prison since his arrest on October 26, 2012, now sports a beard.

Raghunandan Yandamuri was led into the Bridgeport court under tight security suggesting the police have fears there might be an attack on him.

Raghu was surrounded by police officers, front, back and side as he was led into the Bridgeport court.

Raghunandan Yandamuri at his Preliminary Hearing in a Montgomery County, PA court(Photo Courtesy: Times Herald)

Raghu Wears Bullet-Proof Vest

In the picture, Raghunandan is seen wearing a bullet-proof vest and handcuffs.

Making Raghu wear a bullet-proof vest is a good move by the Bridgeport police.

With emotions running high against Raghu Yandamuri, you never know what a crazy whacko might do.

It’s most likely the first time an Indian has been led into an American court wearing a bullet-proof vest.

Cold Day in Bridgeport

It’s a cold day in Bridgeport, PA where the Montgomery court room of District Magisterial Judge James P.Gallagher is located.

The temperature around 9:30AM was 2°C (36°F).

Raghu must have felt the chill biting into his skin as he was led into the court wearing a half-sleeves shirt.

Raghunandan Yandamuri will be brought before Judge Gallagher for the preliminary hearing starting at 9:30AM Eastern Time.

Since Raghunandan lacks the money to hire a private lawyer to represent him, a Public Defender has been appointed at tax-payer expense to represent him.

Public Defender Stephen Heckman is representing Raghunandan Yandamuri today.

Raghunandan Yandamuri’s case has transfixed the Indian-American community like no other case.

If found guilty, Raghu Yandamuri could face the death penalty.

The Associated Press is reporting that six members of the Venna family are also in the court room today.

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2 Responses to "Sporting Beard, Donning Bullet-Proof Vest, Raghunandan Yandamuri Enters Court"

  1. shar   November 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    SI yar sir neenga? enga sir irukeenga?

    ipdi kalaikareenga bidda pasangala…i like the way u write… awesome… If u live in PA vaanga veetuku vada payasam oda saapadu podaren my address is easy to say now – Yandamuri county 🙂 Responds:

    Thanks for the invite, sweetie!

    No, I don’t live in PA a.k.a Yandamuri County. 😉

    BTW, we should try and make Yandamuried an accepted English word for a wily, ruthless fella who’ll commit any kind of horrific crime for a few thousand dollars and then print fliers/join in the vigil to “help” the victims/near ones of the victims.

  2. svhyd   November 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    @SI >> Making Raghu wear a bullet-proof vest is a good move by the Bridgeport police.

    Or what this a show-off to the media?

    I hope the officers were wearing BPVs beneath their shirts if not then it’s a dumb move. A person crazy enough to shoot Raghu could easily miss the target and shoot/kill the officers escorting him. Unless the crazy person is also a sniper. Responds:

    Maybe, the cops were wearing bullet-proof vests too.

    Better to be safe than sorry later.

    Not making Raghu wear a bullet-proof vest would be silly.

    There’s so much anger against Yandamuri that it won’t be a surprise if some nut-case takes a shot against him. And then everyone would have blamed the cops for not protecting him.

    After all, if JFK’s killer Lee Oswald can be killed while in police custody anybody can.

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