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Friday, December 03, 2010

LIFE IN PRISON

That was the jury recommendation Thursday night for Grady Nelson, a defendant before Judge Jackie Scola in a trial that has been going on for the last several weeks. A great defense was set forth by Terry Lenamon and David S. Markus and they saved this man's life.

The facts of this troubling case are quite frankly too troubling to be detailed here in public.

Lawyers who handle death penalty cases will be watching this appeal closely as the defense was allowed to present QEEG evidence over the strident objections of the prosecution, although with the life verdict Rumpole is not sure if the prosecution can raise the issue on a cross appeal on a case that will now be appealed only on the guilt phase issues.

Abbe Rifkin did her normal great job for the prosecution, and the people of Dade County should be thankful for prosecutors like her and Joel Rosenblatt and Hilah Mendez who also worked on the prosecution's case.

Meanwhile in Broward the Leyritz DUI came to an end yesterday with a sentence of probation and community service. An amazing job by Bogenschutz comes to a successful end.

Enjoy your weekend, football picks Sunday. See You In Court.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the fact that the you won't explain the gruesome details of this case proves why death should have been recommended.

Anonymous said...

explain Qeeg evidence for the uninformed civil lawyers in your audience?

Anonymous said...

What you got to say about the Heat after last nights performance in Cleveland?

Rumpole said...

804- this was clearly a death penalty case from the facts I know and i am surprised the state did not get a recommendation of death.

12:49- it's a long season for a team 3 games better than 500. They remain a staggering disappointment.

Anonymous said...

QEEG is a computer analysis of around 19 channels of simultaneous EEG recording under controlled conditions including 3-dimensional source imaging. Otherwise known as "brain mapping."

Anonymous said...

KUDOS to Terry Lennomen . Great job under horrible facts. Terry is a hell of a lawyer, make Aticus Finch proud.
DS

Anonymous said...

What the hell is Queeg evidence?

Anonymous said...

Herald story about a defendant missing an arraignment on 12/3/2010and getting immediately arrested will turn on his attorney Edward O'Donell not properly filing the notice of appearance.

Good fucking job eddy!

Anonymous said...

8:04 am - well said.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that people really appreciate the job Bogenschutz did in the Leyritz case. I know the man. I respect the man. This was one of the best defense jobs ever done. Period.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rump. No one cares about this. It is December. We are in the prime of the season. Give me some NFL picks and the reasons behind them. I need to place my bets.

Anonymous said...

best defense jobs ever done? fantastic win yes but lets be real. he had excellent facts on a celb dui man.

Anonymous said...

Plus Leyritz had the money to retain experts.