November 30, 2005
Charles Walker Receives Sentence of Ten Years
The Atlanta Jrl Constitution here reports on the ten year sentence given to Charles Walker, this time referring to him as "[a] sharecropper's son who became one of Georgia's highest ranking lawmakers." The article details the evidence presented at his trial and the political environment during the events. But unmentioned in this article about "the other southern jury" (my comparison to the Scrushy trial) is that the Walker jury met not only on Memorial Day weekend, but also on Memorial Day. This as well as the jury selection process should make for an interesting appeal. For a discussion of other issues that may be issues for appeal see post here.
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