Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Capano finally gets new trial.
Delaware is a small state, where I grew up. When the governor's secretary went missing, and a state attorney from a prominent family was accused of killing her,it made a big splash. He was convicted and sentenced to death, but did not get a fair trial. I forget whether the controversy was that the jury wasn't unanimous, or that the judge, rather than jury, handed down the death sentence. OK, the vote was 11 to 1. When I read that a few years ago it was obvious to me that that's not due process.
Howard reports that the state supreme court has given him a new trial.
Delaware Law Office links to the opinion.

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