The Montgomery County Court Administration in Pennsylvania has fixed September 8, 2014 as the trial start date for Telugu whacko Raghunandan Yandamuri, who’s facing a slew of charges including first degree murder, kidnapping and robbery.
During a botched kidnapping for ransom on October 22, 2012, Raghunandan Yandamuri ended up killing 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna.
Montgomery County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Yandamuri.
Raghunandan Yandamuri’s trial was previously scheduled to start May 5, 2014 but postponed to give additional time to his defense team to prepare for the case and get character witnesses from India.
If you plan on attending Yandamuri’s trial, it will be held in Court Room 5 and start at 9:30AM.
A software programmer from Andhra Pradesh on a H1B Visa, Raghunandan Yandamuri is proving to be a huge drain on Pennsylvania taxpayers.
The 28-year-old Indian native has been housed at the Montgomery County jail since his arrest on October 26, 2012.
Pennsylvania taxpayers are also footing the expenses for Yandamuri’s legal team.
Yandamuri initially confessed to the Venna killing although he claimed they were accidental. However, the Telugu bidda backtracked later and wove a fantastic story in which he blamed the killing on others and claimed police coercion was behind his confession.
Raghunandan Yandamuri’s legal efforts to suppress his video confession and written statement to the police and prevent them from being shown to a jury failed when Judge Steven T. O’Neill disallowed his motion for suppression last month.
This is nuts !!
Sweetie, let the record show that the wise SI said it first – In October 2013 & June 2013
SI Blog Post in October 2013
Telugu Bidda Raghu Yandamuri Runs Amok; Fires Lawyer, Weaves Bizarre Story, Blasts Indian Consulate, Vows Fight for Truth
SI Blog Post in June 2013
Has Telugu Bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri Dismissed his Public Defender Attorney?