Skip to comments.Evidence up in air in Carlie case (Little girl murdered in Sarasota)
Posted on 10/14/2005 6:33:25 AM PDT by ryan71
Smith's defense attorney wants the judge to throw out a car wash surveillance videotape showing Carlie Brucia's abduction. He has also asked Circuit Judge Andrew Owens to ban Smith's jailhouse confession to his brother and to prevent prosecutors from telling the jury that Smith was in jail on a probation violation days before he was charged with the murder.
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Somebody explain to me again why I shouldn't hate lawyers...
If he gets him off and I was a relative of that poor girl I want him defending me after I do 'justice' to the murderer.
Standard defense strategy. Make up some grounds to have the evidence thrown out.
"Somebody explain to me again why I shouldn't hate lawyers..."
I can't think of a reason NOT to hate them. Especially in this particular case.
I sat on a jury for a DWI a few years ago. The police had video of the car showing that the driver was driving erratically. They also had video of the field sobriety test and of the Breathalyzer test being administered at the police station. The defense attorney had all the video evidence thrown out. I'm baffled as to why the jury wasn't allowed to see actual video of the crime.
Vampires/Bloodsuckers/Lawyers: all the same.
I'm actually very surprised that defense attorneys aren't targeted more frequently in such cases. (Especially obvious child murder and molestation cases)
In memory of Carlie Brucia, that she and her family receive justice.
The Prosceutor probably neglected to obtain permission.
Unfortunately, the County Prosecutor is not always the sharpest knife in the drawer in important cases.
Sure, I'll cut him a deal...
I remember this case. Can't imagine on what grounds the defense could hope to have the video thrown out, and the article didn't say.
So...I was wondering if anyone is closely following the trial and if there is a chance this guy can get away with this? I see his lawyer is saying that isn't him in the video.
Electric chair/hanging is far too gentle... *smolders with rage*
The defense argument is silly. The defense attorney is saying that the defendant's brother lied and said the defendant committed a murder that he didn't really commit because the brother was mad that the defendant stole a PLUMBING TOOL.
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