Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Murder case closed

If you've been reading this blog in the last few weeks you'll know I've been first-chairing a very emotional murder case. The jury voted a guilty verdict on September 15 and today we closed the case with the sentencing phase: the judge assessed punishment at 35 years.

Here's the news story.

Not happy, this couldn't possibly be a happy occasion, but I do feel like justice has been served. And I'm ready to turn my attention to the files that have been piling up in my office for the past three weeks.

Edited to add: I recently found an article about this incident written by a neighbor of the victim. It's about the effect of something like this on a neighborhood, very well-written and interesting.


  1. I understand that the Kings of Leon aren't to everyone's taste, but I don't think it's fair to call their music a crime...

  2. And who mentioned the Kings of Leon? Do I have my very first stalker...? ;)

  3. Where is the news story?! I don't want to read about the kings of Leon, either.

  4. Good heavens, for a lawyer I'm not for details apparently. :) That link is now correct, my apologies.


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