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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Off Topic -- Worst client ever?

No_pictureI think Weusi McGowan may qualify as the worst client an attorney could ever have.

Why, you ask?

Weusi was on trial for kidnapping and assault.

On Monday, January 26, 2009, he smuggled a bag of feces (his?) into court and spread them in his attorney's (Jeffrey Martin) hair and on his face.  He then flung the rest at the jurors but his aim was bad so no jurors were hit.

The judge raised Weusi's bail from $250,000 to $1 million.

See AP, Man smears feces on his lawyer, flings it at jury, Newsweek.com, Jan. 28, 2009.

Special thanks to Joel Norris (May 2009 J.D. Candidate, Texas Tech University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

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Comments

So a judge punished an obviously mentally ill person by locking him up rather than sending him for assessment and help. Nice system. Makes no sense increasing his bail to $1m when he probably already lives on the street. Not many millionaires carry around bags of dirt. It is not hard to tell what is more disgusting.

Posted by: Terry O'Riain | Feb 1, 2009 3:10:56 PM

if you hate dumb topics, just delete it. (^:

Posted by: hufreghter | Feb 12, 2009 1:09:43 AM

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