Open Thread: Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

Welcome to the Open Thread.

To supplement my complaint, I have been assembling more information and documentation for law enforcement on the cyberstalker. As a result, I have not had sufficient time to write a new article for today.

Later, perhaps.

The cyberstalker’s other site also has been shut down and no longer exists.

Evidently, he is on the run because his twitter account no longer exists.

I recently found out that the prosecuting attorney in the Darrold Stenson case decided not to seek the death penalty at his retrial. This is very good news.

I represented Mr. Stenson at his death penalty trial in 1994. He was convicted and sentenced to death.

Last year, the Washington State Supreme Court reversed his conviction in an 8-1 decision and remanded the case to the trial court because the prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense that might have changed the outcome, if we had known about it.

I wrote a post about the decision that you can read here.

I linked to the majority and dissenting opinions in the case.

I recommend rereading the opinion, as prosecutorial and police misconduct are two of the seven causes of wrongful convictions. I wrote about false confessions earlier this week.

Ciao,

Fred


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