On Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:30:34 -0500, Dave Smith wrote:
> On 2017-12-06 12:55 PM, Dhu on Gate wrote:
>> On Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:04:55 -0500, Dave Smith wrote:
>>> On 2017-12-06 3:44 AM, Dhu on Gate wrote:
>>>> Whenever I read about court cases I find myself in the shoes of the
>>>> accused, constructing a story of plausible innocence on the evidence
>>>> presented. Often I can: Stephen Truscott, Dave Milgaard, Donal
>>>> Marshal... these men were easy to see innocent.
>>> Not really so easy. There was some evidence in the Truscott case
>>> that, for some reason, was not admissible. Donald Marshall was not so
>>> hard done by. While it turned out that the town drunk was the one who
>>> killed Marshall. Marshall and his friend were trying to rob two
>>> drunks, and one of them pulled a knife and stabbed Seale. It was only
>>> a slight miscarriage of justice and Marshall served some time for
>>> murder, but his actual crime was robbery.
>> The crown's "murder" charge was a total bogon. You seem to be laboring
>> under the delusion that there is some moral equivalency between murder
>> and theft.
> The murder charge was the result of the police investigation and the
> witness accounts, including that of the target of the robbery. The
> sentence he served for murder is not out of line with what I would
> expect for a robbery.
It may be so, but the time he did was _as_a_murderer_ he knew
he wasn't. That is an atrocity.
>>> Millard seems to be labouring under the same misunderstanding that
>>> many people do about the concept of reasonable doubt. He seems to
>>> think that suggesting that she is not dead will convince the jury
>>> that she is still alive and that he must be innocent of the charge.
>>>> I don't see how they can be innocent. Can you?
>>> Let's just say that when he is convicted his appeal will be based on
>>> not having competent legal counsel.
>> Likely so. I'm guessing he'll have a difficult time getting competent
>> council for the appeal...
> Are you kidding? There will be no problem finding a criminal lawyer to
> make a name for himself in this case.
Je suis Canadien. Ce n'est pas Francais ou Anglaise.
C'est une esp`ece de sauvage: ne obliviscaris, vix ea nostra voco;-)