Monday, March 18, 2013

In Run-Up to (Last?) Knoxville Horror Trial, Defendant George Thomas’ Lawyers Seek to Turn Re-Trial into a Counter Show Trial, Rigging the Outcome by Getting All Incriminating Evidence and Testimony, and Effective Arguments from Previous Trial Barred

[See, previously, at WEJB/NSU: “The Knoxville Horror: The Crime and the Cover-Up.”]

By David in TN

The defense attorneys for George Thomas are attempting to change the results in Thomas' retrial by keeping certain things from the first trial out. They also want to bar prosecutors Takisha Fitzgerald and Leland Price from making the same arguments used in the December 2009 trial.

Thomas' attorneys have filed a motion to keep the medical examiner, Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan, off the witness stand. They essentially have already previewed the state's case and must feel the facts of what was done to Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom are the most damaging to a defendant in this case.

A defense motion claims Dr. Mileusnic's testimony was "replete with speculation, conjecture, and unsupported, unscientific and unreliable opinions that frequently exceeded the scope of her expertise."

The defense contends the ME's testimony was "prejudicial" and should be barred.
They also want the prosecutors prevented from making statements in closing arguments "that were pure conjecture or opinion and not backed up by evidence."

Judge Walter Kurtz has set a hearing for March 25 on these motions and others pertaining to the first trial.

N.S.: The defense attorneys are trying to get Judge Kurtz to give Thomas the equivalent of a judicial get-out-of-jail-free card, with the same effect as federal Judge H. Lee Sarokin’s unconstitutional freeing of racist black mass murderers
Ruben “Hurricane” Carter and John Artis, despite their being not only guilty as hell, but having been convicted in their first jury trial, and then in a second trial, as well. The difference here, however, is that Thomas’ defense team wants the pseudo-legitimacy of a farcical “trial,” to make it seem as though their client were innocent.


Anonymous said...

Remember the hearing about the "F*** that white girl" comment Thomas made to a police officer? The man who heard the comment waited a year before telling his boss about it. He knew the higher-ups in Knox County law enforcement didn't want to hear it. Let's see if it come up at the March 25 hearing.

David In TN

Chicago guy said...

The Carter-Artis case is a real blast from the past. He was able to get celebrities to give him support and publicity, people like Dylan and Washington. The Canadians also seem to have been manipulated into lobbying on his behalf. Later, he was brazenly able to make a living from it all. Just one more racial con job, one of a long list of them. More and more of these race legends, when examined more critically, turn out to have been frauds or misrepresentations perpetrated for a variety of reasons. Just go down the list and see how many turn out not to hold water.