July 27, 2005

Former Billings p.d. cleared of malpractice

It's been donkeys' years since I've posted a Montana public defender update. Here you go:

Roberta Drew cleared of malpractice charges

Donna June Enright, who was convicted of (arson and deliberate homicide) in the death of her stepfather... filed the suit... because she said Drew didn't do enough to push through a petition for another appeal... She demanded a jury trial...

(The judge) ruled Drew had not committed malpractice and the jury was excused... because “Enright cannot satisfy the element that but for Drew's actions the result in the case would have been different...”