Tuesday, December 23, 2008
When I say "don't lie", I mean it!
During a trial for first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting, defense attorney Bobbi Berry persuaded the trial judge to exclude evidence the client had a history of gun use and domestic violence. Knowing of this history, the attorney then proceeded to tell the jury during closing arguments that her client was a "mild-mannered person who handled his problems not in a violent sort of way.” As a result, the Arizona Supreme Court hearing officer is recommending censure and a year of probation. The Tucson Citizen has more on the story, as does the ABA Journal.