OVERNIGHT UPDATE: The Heat lost again, this time giving up an astounding 40 points in the fourth quarter alone. The loss was at home and does not portend well for the rest of the season. The Heat are two games over a mediocre .500 and remained mired in third place.
LEYRITZ TRIAL UPDATE: The toxicologist testified yesterday that Jim Leyritz probably consumed the equivalent of 11 alcoholic drinks based on reverse extrapolation and his known blood alcohol level at the time it was taken.
BREAKING: Miami 1:30 pm REGJB: Congratulations to James Demiles and Tom Cobtiz for their not guilty- out the door- go on home verdict for the father and son they represented who were charged with first degree murder!
The jury was out about 7 hours and it was a well earned victory for a trial that took three weeks.
Rachel Waters took the loss for the prosecution.
The case was profiled in the Herald as it began, and the two defendants were portrayed as followers of Yahweh Ben Yahweh, who long time Miami residents will remember was targeted for prosecutions in the 1980's for repeatedly violating the litter law, along with various murders.
Tom Cobitz was appointed as private counsel while James Demiles chalked the win up for Regional Counsel.
TRIVIA ANSWERS: Bob Josefsberg represented Jim Morrison, Terrence McWilliams, who has since passed away, for the prosecution. McWilliams was one of the very great trial lawyers to come out of our humble REGJB. Ditto Mr. Josefsberg, who is still very much with us.
Miami Dolphin great Mercury Morris was convicted of trafficking in cocaine over 400 grams. George Yoss for the prosecution. Judge Ellen Morphonious was the Judge, who after sentencing him was heard to say "Sorry Merc."
Don't remember who Mercury Morris's attorney was. Morris was later released after his conviction was overturned on appeal and he was ordered discharged.