The capital murder trial of the longest last named defendant in recent history, Chanthakoummane, is halfway through. A Collin County jury found him guilty today after 30 minutes of deliberation.
The lead defense lawyer, who I saw on TV last night, looks about as beaten down as a guy can be. Having a case that is a sure loser will do that to you. He basically had to admit his client's guilt (DNA didn't exactly help the defense) but will now try to persuade the jury to sentence the defendant to life in prison instead of assessing the death penalty. Prediction: Sarcastically said, "Good luck with all that."
at 5:46 PM