Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"A mistrial was declared Monday when a home-invasion robbery suspect smeared human feces on his attorney's face then threw more at the jury."

No, that didn't happen in our courtrooms. It happened in San Diego. But it's hard not to post this story....

In Judge Altonaga's courtroom today, the jury acquitted Brian Stekloff's and Vince Farina's client. I trust that the defendant in that case didn't throw anything at the jury...

In other news, here is the the update on the Coleman prison riot. A snippet:

As for the latest violence, the seven inmates airlifted in separate helicopters to Orlando Regional Medical Center continued to receive treatment Monday under the eyes of armed correctional officers. An eighth with less-serious injuries was being treated at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. For security reasons, the prisoners were listed under fictitious names at the hospitals.The incident started about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, when several inmates began fighting in one of the prison yards for high-security inmates, according to the Bureau of Prisons.When the inmates ignored correctional officers' orders to stop, prison staffers fired several shots.By 3 p.m., emergency medical workers swarmed the facility with nine ambulances, including seven from Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Services, and one each from Hernando and Marion counties.

9 comments:

Ed Williams said...

Got up early to prepare for court. Glad I wnet to the blog. What shockers, kept me awake. Actually bunch of crap (haha) that likely is of almost no interest. Get real -- SD FL - there really is plenty going on, much you all know about and then, much you do not, but will soon.

eyeonshumietime said...

The same thing happened to our Shumie in State Court before Judge Platzer. It happened a few years ago and Shumie hasn't been the same since.

shumie defense said...

Balderdash!!! Poppycock!!!!! Horse Hockey!!!!! Those of us that know Shumie know that he never suffered any ill effects from that incident that would have shaken lesser mortals. He remained the same prosecutor smashing jovial bon vivant attorney we all know. And whomever wrote that earlier post should be ashamed of themselves. There has been a call to arms on the State blog to defend Shumie, and I am the first to answer the call!!!!

Sic Semper Tyrannis !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Brian and Vince!!!

Brian, you have now joined the A-Team.

'I love it when a plan comes together'

Make sure Hannibal gives you a day off before BA throws you through a wall....

I am still trying to figure out if you are Faceman or Murdock.

Anonymous said...

Ain't that some Sh**...

Anonymous said...

Markus rocks!

Anonymous said...

Markus for next U.S. Attorney in the SD/FL

Anonymous said...

David would be terrific. Convictions would go up!

Anonymous said...

That is because they would stop bringing bs cases.