Jurors convicted Andrew "Birdman" Rolle for the first degree murder of Detective James Walker Wednesday afternoon, in a tense re-trial, that saw the jury announce they were hung 6-6, and in which the jury asked to SEE the video of certain witnesses testifying. The jurors mistakenly thought that the news camera was recording the whole trial.
Congratulations to ASA Abbe Rifkin who fought for justice for the killer of a Miami Dade detective. She persevered through a mistrial and never stopped fighting for what she believed was right.
David Peckins and Stuart Adelstein for the defense. Two very experienced defense attorneys placed in the extremely unenviable position of defending the accused and now convicted murder of a police officer. When no else will step forward and defend the seemingly un-defendable, great lawyers like these two make our constitution and our system work.
Here is Ovalle's story in the Herald.
See you in court.
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