Israel Mireles Ordered to Stand Trial
If you’ll remember, I wrote a couple of quick stories about Emily Sander/Zoey Zane when it first happened, which I will rehash in the extended entry.
Mireles decided to fight extradition and it took until earlier this summer for the U.S. Government to get him back into Kansas. He had his first hearing back on June 26th 2009 and was held with no bond.
One of the reasons that Emily’s murder made national coverage rather than just the few crime blogs that follow this stuff is that she also did nude modeling and web cam stuff on the Internet at her web site, zoeyzane.com (which is now down of course). Emily Sander/Zoey Zane was touted on the Internet (and I also fell into using it) in headlines as a “Secret Internet Porn Star” when really she was just trying to make a few bucks and having a good time doing it.
While I don’t think it had anything whatsoever to do with her murder, the fact that she did the nude modeling was brought up in cross-examination today when a friend of Sander’s was being questioned. I guess that would be the defense’s way of sullying the case, making it look like Sander deserved what she got. I don’t see any other reason for them to have brought it up.
You can find my prior posts on the topic at the links below: