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This guy had a fool for a client ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    ... but that fool is not guilty of murder. DC-area murder defendant acts as his own attorney and gets off scot-free. Great quote from a judge here:

    Circuit Court Judge Vincent J. Femia, a judge or prosecutor in Prince George's for 47 years, said he, too, had never heard of such an outcome in a murder case. Regarding the quick acquittal, Femia said, "It would make you wonder about the quality of the case, if a guy who knew nothing about the law could kick your [expletive]."

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Outstanding story.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see a more exhaustive account of that trial -- it's something that would be perfect for a Dateline episode -- that would give a better idea of what the evidence was against Stewart to indict him in the first place.

    The story didn't give much other than the word of his roommate and the statement by his sister. No physical evidence was mentioned. If the testimony of the sister and roommate was all the state had (including the discrepancy noted in the roommate's testimony), they never should have brought it to trial.
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