The Campaign For DA

8.15.2006

Hornbuckle Trial

The defense in the hip hop pastor sexual assault case in Fort Worth rested this morning without calling any witnesses (including the defendant). Yeah, the State has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Yeah, the defendant has a right not to testify. Yeah, the jury can't hold it against the defendant if he doesn't testify. But . . . I think that's a dangerous strategy.