Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Live coverage from Delmer Smith trial

Laura Morel, the Herald's new crime/immigration reporter, is covering her first trial for us. Although the trial is in Sarasota, the defendant is of extremely high interest in Manatee County as well: Delmer Smith, suspected in a string of brutal home invasions -- including the murder of Kathleen Briles on Aug. 3, 2009, in Terra Ceia.

Laura and her editor, Marc Masferrer, have been tweeting and posting updates from the trial on Bradenton.com. Both @lauracmorel and @MRMasferrer are using this hashtag for the trial: #Smithtrial

Laura is doing a great job at taking us inside the courthouse. Check 'em out.


Anonymous said...

Why isn't the opinion page and letters to the editor available on the mobile version? Next to breaking news, it's the most interesting part of the paper.

Joan Krauter said...

Great suggestion -- web developer William Winter added it this morning.