December 04, 2007

UT: DP defense counsel, better watch your back

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Utah Supreme Court: Did prosecutors harass defense in death penalty case?

Defense attorneys told the Utah Supreme Court on Monday that prosecutors are "waging a war" of harassment and intimidation against lawyers representing capital murder defendants.

Death penalty cases bring out the worst in prosecutors, said federal defender Kent Hart, speaking on behalf of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. There is "a willingness to engage in conduct they otherwise would not," he said...

1 Comment:

Woman in Black said...

While back, our attorneys hung a jury on guilt in a dp case (remarkable in itself). Prosecutor accosted jurors in bar and yelled at them. He did get reprimanded by the bar, BTW. Death penalty makes people psycho.