Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Silent Witness

The criminal conviction of a yoga teacher accused of beating her husband nearly to death with his own baseball bat has been affirmed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

The focus of the court's opinion was on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in arguments.

The prosecutor had, among other things, improperly speculated as to what the family dog (Zoe) might have been thinking and used the phrase "I think" several times in closing argument.

The court did not conclude that the misconduct was a basis to overturn the conviction.

Details here from BDNMaine Portland. 

ABC 20/20 had this earlier report. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2012/11/a-silent-witness.html

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She was thinking, "When am I going to get fed?"

Posted by: Alan Childress | Nov 27, 2012 2:17:19 PM

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