UPDATE: Joseph Richer was convicted Monday night of second degree murder for shooting a maintenance worker in the back as he fled after Richer produced a gun when police arrived to convict him. Richer was also convicted of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer.
The last call at Tobacco Road made the NY Times Monday. Here.
We went three for three on our picks yesterday. Naturally.
Want a nice, quick, fun, mindless read to relax?
Try the Parker Novels, by Richard Stark. Start with Book One: The Hunter. Fun and easy.
Judge Maritza Tinkler-Mendez sentenced Andrew Rolle to life in prison for the murder of Detective James Walker. She called the acts "selfish and senseless." (h/t @davidovalle305)
Also on tap, closing arguments before Judge Tinkler-Mendez (the James Brown of Judges? You know, the hardest working judge in the business? ) in the trial of Joseph Richer, a Wyoming Lawyer who shot and killed a worker on South Beach during an eviction. Tammy Forrest for the prosecution, PD Herb Smith for the defense.
South Florida Lawyers blog has all the latest on the battle for a new civil courthouse. No word on whether the new digs will come with a locker room for civil counsel to check their egos. What it won't need is a whole lot of jury boxes. Those chumps can't try their way out of a paper bag. Everything settles.
If the referendum fails, we can see a Judge Soto/Kickstarter campaign in our future. Maybe. Or maybe a bunch of robed-readers can take to the streets like those kids with football helmets trying to finance a trip to a big game. They can wear their robes, shake a gavel, and their bailiff can collect proceeds.
Or maybe someone can start a Ponzi-scheme.
Fall is definitely here.
See you in court.
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