Roy Black has a new take on the "how can you represent those people" question that is the bane of the criminal defense attorney in social situations. Check his blog here.
The final take on the Aaron Hernandez tragedy is that we find it hard to believe that a person who seemingly has it all- fame, money, a sports hero, would throw it all away and act like a common street thug. And as the comments from the last post show, we also engage in shadenfreude , which as long time and careful readers of this blog know, means taking pleasure from the misfortune of others.
The jurors gave interviews here in which they said they were shocked that the defense admitted in closing argument that Hernandez was present at the murder scene. It's easy to be a Monday morning quarterback and criticize the defense for a gamble that didn't pay off. But if the prosecution was able through painstaking evidence to place Hernandez at the scene, then that might have been the only card the defense could play.
Been there. Done that. And it's not pleasant. We don't like it when trials end up with facts that we didn't think the prosecution could prove. It's not a good sign. The best of us can adapt, but it tilts the odds even more in the favor of the prosecution.
Who's getting the Apple watch?
Not us. Our seiko works just fine.
But we will be first in line for Star Wars.
Enjoy the trailer and your weekend.
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