6.29.2011

Dumb Prosecutor. Dumber Defendant.

Every prosecutor knows you can't make a closing argument that comments on the defendant's failure to testify. And if you ask a defendant a question during closing when you know he can't answer, you have no clue what you are doing. (The arrow points out the prosecutor's legal reasoning.)

Anyway, Trent Archie's conviction for murder is bouncing around in Texas appellate orbit with it already being determined that the prosecutor screwed up. The only issue remaining was whether he should get a new trial.

So what does the defendant do? He escaped yesterday.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Lord! That article you linked to reads like one of the Nigerian emails asking for help and money! Are you sure he escaped--surely that can't be a real publication.

Anonymous said...

Um, did you see the name of the reporter, 11:29? It might 'splain the grammar.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine being an asst DA sitting while listening to him throw this around in the court room. I think I might have to start trying to get his attention via jumping jacks or something.

If you are at the DA's table and you felt him start to head that way could you object?

Triple Fake... said...

Maybe he was trying to escape the sound of the screams - the screams he still hears. Yeah...that must be it

Triple Fake... said...

Good Lord!
Trying to make sense out of that article is like trying to assemble a cheap toy made in China

Anonymous said...

The Lahore Times? WTF ??
Don't you have articles from
some place like : Dallas?
This is weak...

Anonymous said...

We're Drugs or Alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

I thunk him did escaped and was droving a motorcar. Him thunked harderest about figuring out how him going to tried to escaped. Him was then successfully escaped and droving round and them secret police want not to let us thunk they be knowing some peoples he might be at them houses or something. We keep you dated on the boutawheres of hims.

Anonymous said...

I guess you would have had to have been there.

Anonymous said...

I think drugs and alcohol were involved in the writing of the Lahore Times article. Not a very good grasp of the English language.

Anonymous said...

Here's a better link http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Inmate-fighting-murder-conviction-still-a-fugitive-1443360.php

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody educated the defendant about the Harmless Error Rule.

Anonymous said...

Lastripper Statesman had a nice write-up and front page pic.

It would be funny if the escapee and the DA ended up in the same jail cell.

It's too bad the DA deviated from the standard, "Look at him. He must be guilty" technique.

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody educated the defendant about the Harmless Error Rule.

Looks like the 'My Attorney Didn't Properly Preserve Error Rule' was the one he needs to worry about here.

Rage

Brewcrew said...

Looks like Lahore needs a Lareporter who isn't a Laraghead.

Anonymous said...

Does this blog close at 5:00pm?

Anonymous said...

1:25 p. U. R. G. A. Y.

Anonymous said...

He who has not made a mistake during closing argument AND told the Judge it was ok because he'd done it before, may cast the first stone.