October 02, 2003

Yet another "huh?" moment

Sniper suspect Lee Malvo took the stand yesterday and invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.

Afterwards, his defense attorney held a news conference and said that it would be unethical for prosecutors to call Malvo to the stand in front of a jury knowing that he would plead the fifth.

I'm not a lawyer, I don't even play one on TV, but how the hell would that be unethical? At worst, it should be a null action, neither good nor bad. Realistically, it would probably be looked at negatively by a jury, although it could be argued that the jury might look at it as picking on the 'poor' child.

Unethical? I don't think so.

Today is the one-year anniversary of the first death from the D.C. snipers. These two are guilty and everyone knows it. I'm glad to see the system working, and the defense fighting as hard as they can for their clients. It's not going to help though. I hope they fry.

Posted by Ted at October 2, 2003 06:34 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Personally, I vote for broil. It takes longer.

Posted by: LeeAnn at October 2, 2003 12:25 PM
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