"Once a rat, always a rat" was the quote from ASA Gail Levine in the murder trial of Jason Beckman accused of killing his father. Levine was commenting on the testimony of an inmate that Levine put on the stand to say that the defendant confessed, and the fact that he had his sentence reduced by one year.
Sort of an odd statement to come from the prosecution, but the logic behind it is that the state is not marrying themselves to a turncoat. Beckman was convicted on Monday night of first degree murder. Ovalle's Herald article is here. Jurors deliberated two whole hours. Your thoughts on this strategy?
E-FILING: The county has gotten it's act together. The court system and clerk's office and SAO and PDs are all on board. E-filing will start January 6, 2014.
Congrats to.....(boy this hurts) Broward County for getting e-filing up and running. No word as to when Miami-Dade will hop on board, but we hear they're close. There are a few last minute hurdles for the Miami-Dade Clerk's office to overcome. They need 1) Computers; 2) Those screens that aren't the orange hue; 3) Better dial-up modems; 3) Those printers that don't use the green and white striped paper; 4) A compu-serve email account through the AOL portal. Welcome to the early 1990's.
See You In Court.
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