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By Richard S. Jaffe
Join Jaffe, a commentator in the course of the O.J. Simpson trials and widespread visitor on NPR, CNN and NBC. stick with him as he learns the reality approximately savage capital crimes, then via demanding court docket trials as he advocates in the event you are actually battling for his or her lives.
It’s a taut, suspenseful trip via crime and the criminal technique: homicide scenes, courtrooms, judges’ chambers and felony vacationing rooms. listen how the dying penalty is determined and administered. Peer into Jaffe’s soul and check out the souls, hearts and eyes of the boys and girls he has defended and those that adverse him in those battles to the death:
- The serial bomber who refrained from seize for over 5 years
- The younger legal professional falsely accused of conspiracy to homicide a police detective
- The bribe-taking pass judgement on who pulled a gun on Jaffe within the courtroom
Quest for Justice deals a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes examine America’s felony justice system.
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On account that I by no means test a capital case by myself, I then approached Emory Anthony, the best trial attorneys I had ever labored with in a court. Emory assessed the placement and agreed to symbolize Regina. I additionally filed a movement to push aside the case due to the fact that a re-trial may violate the double jeopardy clause of the structure because it regarding the homicide cost being thought of via the jury. Our argument was once that juries already had unanimously chanced on Regina no longer responsible of any measure of homicide, as their department arose among manslaughter and never to blame. We additionally held affidavits from jurors in each one trial to end up it. besides the fact that, pass judgement on Bahakel denied the movement. Regina could face a capital homicide cost and the loss of life penalty for the 3rd time. 146 A Strikingly comparable homicide The lengthy approach started of training Emory at the nuances of this complicated case and its many trade theories and techniques. I additionally introduced an severe lobbying software of plea-bargaining. eventually, prosecutors Laura Petro and Laura Poston, confronted with one other twoweek trial and understanding that neither of the earlier juries had voted for capital homicide within the first position, agreed to permit Regina to plead accountable to reckless manslaughter with a sentence of probation, less than the situation that she serve 4 months in the back of bars. the particular sentence used to be fifteen years, with 4 months to serve if she effectively accomplished a probationary interval. Regina didn't have to confess her guilt yet as an alternative entered an Alford (“best interest”) plea to at least one count number of reckless manslaughter. Regina understood that playing on one other trial didn't unavoidably current her with the most suitable choice. I educated her of documented situations the place one jury had hung up 11 to 1 to acquit anyone after which a moment jury stumbled on a similar individual in charge of capital homicide and sentenced him to dying. nonetheless, she didn't wish to plead in charge, whether provided instantly probation. She refused to confess guilt to anything she didn't do. After six years of litigation and lengthy trials, Regina’s case used to be eventually entire. pass judgement on Montgomery and Warren King have been lifeless and 3 legal professionals have been in federal criminal for bribery, conspiracy and funds laundering. Regina readied herself to serve 4 months within the county penal complex, entire her probation after which face the realm drug-free, having dedicated to a winning rehabilitation software. at the present time, greater than seventeen years after King’s demise, she continues to be fortunately married, gainfully hired and drug-free. during this headline-grabbing case, the woman of justice finally lay down in her mattress and went to sleep quietly, without fanfare and only a whimper. despite the fact that, the mysterious deaths of bail bondsman Warren King and decide Jack Montgomery needs to nonetheless hassle her desires. Of that i've got without doubt. 20 struggling with FOR BO’S lifestyles I had now not noticeable Bo Cochran due to the fact that our assembly on the Jefferson County reformatory the day after pass judgement on Cole had sentenced him to die in Alabama’s electrical chair. We misplaced his attract the Alabama court docket of felony Appeals, so we speedily appealed additional to the Alabama excellent court docket, hoping to procure a brand new trial for Bo—and a good one.