Angela Corey Reminds FL Legislators of Facts of Marissa Alexander Case

Hey folks, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey today sent an email to Florida legislators for the stated purpose of informing them of the facts of the Marissa Alexander “warning shot” case in case they are asked about it by constituents.  The email includes an attachment that outlines the facts of the case, all quite devastating to Alexander’s claims of innocence.  Corey’s transmission of this email has been reported by numerous news outlets, including the Florida …

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Andrew Branca to Debate Stand-Your-Ground at UC Berkeley

Hey folks, Guess who’s been invited by UC Berkeley to take the “pro” side of a debate on Stand-Your-Ground? Haha, yep. Little ol’ me. 🙂 Last time I debated a California academic on Stand-Your-Ground, on NPR, he lost the power of speech halfway through. Well, maybe they’ll have better luck this time. Debate is the evening of April 17, 5-8PM, on the Berkeley campus.  Other details–such as who will be on the “con” side of …

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“Road Rage” Murder Trial: Motion to Dismiss, Grand Jury Testimony

Hey folks, Back on February 26 we reported that defense counsel for Joseph Walker–the New Jersey cop who shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr. in an apparent “road rage” incident in Maryland–had filed a motion to dismiss the first degree murder indictment against him on the grounds that the Grand Jury had been given “materially false and misleading testimony.”  You can see that story here: Off-duty “Road Rage” Cop lawyer: Grand Jury given “materially false …

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“Road Rage” Murder Trial: Witness Arrives After Harvey Down

Hey folks, Our next piece of evidence from the Joseph Walker trial is the transcribed interview of another witness who arrived at the shooting scene after the shots had been fired. There’s frankly not much new here, so I offer it in the interests of completeness. As per SOP his name has been redacted. Because this transcript was attached as Exhibit I to the defense’s recent motion to dismiss the charges against Walker, I will …

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“Road Rage” Murder Trial: Witness Says Walker Shot Stopped Harvey ~40′ Away

Hey folks, Our next piece of evidence from the Joseph Walker trial is the transcribed interview of another witness who drove by the shooting scene. As per SOP her name has been redacted. Because this transcript was attached as Exhibit I to the defense’s recent motion to dismiss the charges against Walker, I will refer to him as Ms. I. It is apparent form the testimony that this is the spouse of Witness H, whose …

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Andrew Branca Talks SYG on “Intersection of Madness & Reality” Radio

Hey folks, I was invited to be a guest on a blog-radio show called “”Intersection of Madness and Reality” radio show to discuss “Stand-Your-Ground: Understanding the Law of Self Defense”. I ended up on the show for almost an hour-and-a-half, and had a lot of fun doing it. Those of you with the patience can listen to the whole thing here: –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the …

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“Road Rage” Murder Trial: Witness Provides Confusing, Mistaken Testimony

Hey folks, Our next piece of evidence from the Joseph Walker trial is the transcribed interview of another witness who drove by the shooting scene. As per SOP his name has been redacted. Because this transcript was attached as Exhibit H to the defense’s recent motion to dismiss the charges against Walker, I will refer to him as Mr. H. The interview was again conducted by the Maryland State Police’s Lead Investigator on this case, …

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“Road Rage” Murder Trial: Walker Appeared to Goad Harvey: “Come on.”

Hey folks, Our next piece of evidence from the Joseph Walker trial is the transcribed interview of a pair of witnesses, a married couple traveling together, who drove by the shooting scene. Their names have been redacted from this transcript, so because this transcript was attached as Exhibit G to the defense’s recent motion to dismiss the charges against Walker, I will refer to them as Mr. and Ms. G. The interview is conducted by …

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Michael Dunn retrial set for May 5, sentencing delayed

Hey folks, At Michael Dunn’s recent “loud music” murder trial the jury found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of hurling missiles at an occupied vehicle–convictions sufficient for up to 75 years in prison. (Hat-tip to ‏@TCinOP for pointing out the News4Jax piece on this story.) The jury hung, however, on the charge of first degree murder (or any of its lesser included offenses, such as second degree murder and …

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“Road Rage” Murder Trial: Off-duty Cop’s Roadside Statement

Hey folks, Today we have two additional pieces of evidence from the Maryland “road rage” murder trial of off-duty NJ police officer Joseph Walker in the shooting death of Joseph Harvey, Jr. The first is a supplement report produced by the Maryland State Police in which State Trooper Robert Henry recounts what Walker told him at the scene of the events leading up to the shooting. A copy of this report is embedded at the …

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