Sep 22, 2022
Crime and Public Safety | Former Nevada deputy AG accused of 1972 killing of teen fighting extradition to Hawaii
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By SCOTT SONNER | The Associated Press
RENO, Nev. — A former deputy Nevada attorney general accused of a 1972 killing in Honolulu told a Reno judge Wednesday he wants to fight extradition to Hawaii because he believes his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested last week.
Tudor Chirila, 77, said he was unlawfully arrested at a Reno hospital after police forced him earlier this month to provide saliva for a DNA sample that detectives say tied him to the cold case killing of a 19-year-old woman in Hawaii.
“I think if the 9th Circuit (Court of Appeals) saw this, they’d throw it out,” Chirila told the judge from a wheelchair when he appeared at his arraignment Wednesday in Reno Justice Court.
Justice of the Peace Scott Pearson told Chirila any legal challenge of his arrest would have to come in Hawaii where he will be tried. But he agreed to appoint Chirila a public defender and scheduled another hearing for Oct. 3.
Washoe County Deputy District Attorney Amos Stege said he would initiate efforts to obtain a governor’s warrant in Hawaii for Chirila’s extradition.
Meanwhile, Pearson ordered Chirila to remain jailed without bail on a fugitive warrant in Reno, where he was arrested last week on a criminal complaint from Hawaii accusing him of second-degree murder in the 1972 fatal stabbing of Nancy Anderson in her Honolulu apartment.
The former deputy attorney general once ran for the Nevada Supreme Court and later served as president of a corporation affiliated with the infamous Mustang Ranch brothel.
Chirila, looking frail and balding with some gray hair on the edges in a red jail jumpsuit and handcuffs chained around his waist in the wheelchair, told the judge the officers who obtained the DNA sample from him indicated they could “beat the hell out me if necessary” to collect his saliva.
“I kept saying this is unconstitutional,” Chirila said.
“You’re making me be a witness against myself,” he said. “Whether it’s Donald Trump saying I refuse to answer a question or me saying I refuse to give any samples, it’s a constitutional right.”
Chirila said he had recently had eye surgery when the officers knocked on the door of his residence Sept. 6 with a warrant for the DNA sample and told him they could use any force necessary to obtain it.
“I was scared to hell they were gonna hit my eye,” he said. “I kept saying this is unconstitutional.”
Pearson said the officers were authorized to use any reasonable force necessary to obtain the sample. He said he understood Chirila’s concerns, but “it’s not an issue in this court.”
The judge repeated that any constitutional arguments would have to be presented in district court in Hawaii and any complaint about the way he was treated by police would have to be filed in civil court.
Pearson also told Chirila the decision was up to him, but that in such an old case, the longer he waits there’s more of a chance witnesses he wants to testify on his behalf might not be available.
He said that because Chirila had acknowledged he was the person named in the arrest warrant from Hawaii, that was the only issue before the Reno court and extradition was almost certain eventually.
“It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot to contest. But it’s your decision,” Pearson said.
Chirila replied, “Oh, your honor, I want to go to Hawaii.”
“It’s so beautiful. The problem is, I don’t think this arrest was constitutional,” he said. “If I go to Hawaii, they’re going to say they didn’t do anything wrong — it was Reno (police) who got rough with you.”
Honolulu police said new DNA evidence linked him to the crime scene at Anderson’s apartment in Waikiki, where she had been stabbed more than 60 times. She had recently moved there from Bay City, Michigan and was working at a McDonald’s restaurant.
The criminal complaint filed in Hawaii said police had reopened the cold case multiple times since the 1972 killing and received a tip in December that Chirila could be a suspect.
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Police served a search warrant and obtained a DNA sample from Tudor Chirila at his Reno apartment on Sept. 6, court records show.
A Reno detective said in an affidavit that he was notified by Honolulu police late Sept. 12 they had a signed warrant for Chirila’s arrest, and the next day he was taken into custody “without incident” at a Reno hospital where he had been taken “regarding an attempted suicide.”
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Former RHONJ Star Rips Teresa Giudice’s Decision to Join DWTS
ABC Pasha Pashkov and Teresa Giudice on Dancing with the Stars.
Teresa Giudice surprised fans by signing on to “Dancing With the Stars,” but not everyone is giving her a high score.
For her first dance, the 50-year-old “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and her pro partner, Pasha Pashkov, recreated her famous “RHONJ” season 1 moment in which she flipped a restaurant table during an argument with co-star Danielle Staub. The couple received 20 out of 40 points for their premiere night tango, landing them in the bottom two for the night.
Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli saved Giudice from going home, but she will need a lot of work and fan support to stay in the competition.
In a new interview on the “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef” podcast, Giudice’s premiere night dance – and her decision to join the celebrity ballroom competition at all – was ripped by one of her former friends.
Here’s what you need to know:Teresa Giudice’s Former Friend Slammed Her ‘DWTS’ Performance
Kim DePaola, aka Kim D, is a notorious personality from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She appeared on 25 episodes of the Bravo reality show from 2010 to 2018, per IMDb, and still runs in the same circles as some of her former co-stars.
In a September 24, 2022 interview on “Behind the Velvet Rope,” Kim called Giudice’s first “DWTS” dance “ridiculous,” especially the table flip.
“I didn’t think she would be good, but my jaw dropped when I watched this,” Kim D said. “First of all, when he was leading her down the table, her neck was like stiff like that. She could barely move on the dance floor. She was so stiff.”
“The dance was extremely short and he dragged you around like a rag doll,” she added. “She really knew nothing. And she was so stiff. I’d never seen anything like it. It was really the worst dance of the night.”
Kim also speculated that the judges only “saved” Giudice because she will bring in more weekly viewers than Jason Lewis, the actor who was eliminated instead of her.
“She was bad,” Kim said of Giudice. “She cannot dance. …My personal opinion is, you know, she knows deep down she can’t dance. I think she sold herself to the devil. This money. It wasn’t worth the money. She made a complete fool out of herself. And she’s an embarrassment.”
Kim also called out Giudice’s fans, “Tre Huggers,” and asked where they were when it was time to vote on “DWTS.”
“She was not a draw because no one voted for her,” Kim said. “She was in the bottom two. Yeah. Tre Huggers. Where are you? No, she wasn’t good.”
Kim added that joining “Dancing With the Stars” took Giudice “down a peg,” careerwise.Teresa Giudice Revealed Why She Agreed to Recreate Her Table Flip Moment Play
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Giudice’s “DWTS” debut was a tango to Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” The table flip re-do came early in the performance with Pashkov, but it almost didn’t come at all. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Giudice admitted that she was unsure at first about recreating her notorious “RHONJ” moment.
“At first I know I was like, I didn’t know if I wanted to do it,” Giudice told ET. “[But then,] I’m like, ‘You know what? I know my fans are gonna love it.’ I did it for them. And this time I did it with a smile on my face.”
While Pashkov is in charge of creating Giudice’s choreography, People reported that it was actually “Dancing With the Stars’” creative team who came up with the idea to pay homage to her memorable reality TV moment in the first dance.
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