By: Savannah Smith | 07-20-2018 | News
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Texas - Foster Care Runaway Denies Killing University of Texas Dance Major

The 20-year-old former foster care runaway on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 took to the stand and denied murdering the female victim.

Defense attorney Ariel Payan on Wednesday pointedly asked Meechaiel Criner: “Mick, did you kill Haruka Weiser?’ Criner replied: “No, Sir.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&#39;Mick, did you kill Haruka Weiser?&#39; | Suspect in UT student’s death denies murder on the stand <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; KVUE News (@KVUE) <a href="">July 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The suspect even claimed that he had never seen the victim.

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Weiser, then an 18-year-old freshman student, dance major from Portland, Oregon, was just walking to her dormitory after leaving a rehearsal when someone just came up to her, strangled her and sexually assaulted her.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crowns says official Cause of Death for Haruka Weiser is Strangulation with Blount Force Trauma <a href="">@fox7austin</a></p>&mdash; rudy koski (@KoskionFOX7) <a href="">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Criner was charged with capital murder for the gruesome killing of Weiser. He was then a 17-year-old foster care runaway. Prosecutors said items belonging to Weiser including her school backpack were found at places the runaway was then staying. Criner in his testimony claimed he only found said items from trash bins.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;The boxers are Haruka Weiser&#39;s?!&quot; Prosecutors encourage jury to pull up picture. Says he doesnt even think it&#39;s boxers shown in the dorm room. Says the boxers match the patter and size of boxers found with Criner&#39;s things at LifeWorks.</p>&mdash; Molly Oak (@MollyAndAMic) <a href="">July 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Criner faces a sentence of life in prison if convicted.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">THREAD: Today is the last scheduled day for the trial of Meechaiel Criner. The verdict is likely, although not certain, to be announced at some point today.<br><br>Criner was indicted on capital murder charges for the 2016 death of Haruka Weiser. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Megan Menchaca (@meganmenchaca13) <a href="">July 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Weiser's killing rocked the campus as it marked the first time that a murder had taken place inside the university since 1966. The deplorable murder sent shockwaves through the school and surrounding community. That is also why many from the campus and the entire University of Texas community have a strong interest in the court proceedings of the case - all the way to the eventual decision.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Don&#39;t forget about her. Don&#39;t forget what he put her through. When you read that charge, you think of Haruka Weiser,&quot; prosecutor says.<br><br>&quot;You remember her, that&#39;s why we&#39;re here.&quot; <a href="">@KVUE</a></p>&mdash; Molly Oak (@MollyAndAMic) <a href="">July 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This whole Haruka Weiser case breaks my heart. She was so young&amp;so hopeful. It happened at the same time I was working on my first lead college musical production.I remember feeing whimsical like she did about a future in the arts.<br>I hope she somehow gets the Justice she deserves</p>&mdash; Pos Ta Tuff (@ChatsWithOrlie) <a href="">July 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I hope justice is served for Haruka Weiser. Thinking of her and her family today.</p>&mdash; Dhalia (@dhaliaaaa) <a href="">July 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Police said during the investigation that a surveillance video released then showing a “person of interest” with a bicycle, near where the body was found, was crucial in the arrest of Criner.

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Investigators said then that the teenager appeared to be homeless and was not a student of the university.

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Shortly after, a woman also reported a small trash fire in Austin and said that the same man on the surveillance video on campus is the one who started the fire.


Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #Texas #UniversityofTexas #HarukaWeiser #MurderofHarukaWeiser #CrinerOnTrial #CrimeNews

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Tab No. 31814 2018-07-20 : 13:41

The Dindu from Hell murdering white women in a liberal sanctuary city.

Anonymous No. 31817 2018-07-20 : 13:46

more info on the savage. search for " Homeless Teen Arrested in Killing of University of Texas Student Haruka Weiser ".

yeah, "homeless teen". CORRECTION: " SAVAGE NIGGER"

Tab No. 31818 2018-07-20 : 13:48

here's the savage as captured.

Tab No. 31819 2018-07-20 : 13:51

i'm trying to post a pic of THE SAVAGE not in a suit and tie.

Tab No. 31820 2018-07-20 : 13:53

here's the beautiful woman he raped and murdered.

Anonymous No. 31825 2018-07-20 : 14:23

He dindu nuffin

Anonymous No. 31863 2018-07-20 : 19:53

yes it seems like a strategy on the part of the defense to make him look respectable in a tie and suit. no amount of decent clothing can hide the filth. he ruined a promising life of a theater arts/dance major. please lock him up!!!

Anonymous No. 31866 2018-07-20 : 19:59

may he rot in jail. he just ruined a beautiful, promising life.

Anonymous No. 31868 2018-07-20 : 21:32

Just burn, burn in hell and don't ever wear a suit again! It does not suit you!

Anonymous No. 31909 2018-07-21 : 06:57

I remember this. Security camera showed him take out a shiny object that looked like a knife and follow her to a dark area. What a horrible trade off for society. He gets to live and she doesn't.

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