I was thinking about some details re the gag order since points were raised above, and I am taking a pass (some first, others second) over some of these.
This one is interesting imo jmo:
"In light of the extraordinary media coverage, the prosecutor and Mr. Kohberger’s counsel agreed that a nondissemination order was necessary to minimize the effects of prejudicial pretrial publicity. Four days later, they filed a stipulation with a proposed order with the court “to protect against adversely affecting the integrity of the case to be presented at trial”.
- Two attorney and their clients redacted (we can guess, but we can't know jmo imo)
- The general interactions (jmo imo having been present during some meetings where attorneys are reminding others, imo jmo the meeting might have been a little more interesting than it appears in the summary jmo imo)
- The judge is imo jmo making the right decisions re this case, and it is supported by both the prosecution and defense.
For those unfamiliar, although this is cited as Kohberger's request, it is AT and team, not his personal decision, and one as important for the trial as for potential appeals later. Although we'd all love to know the details, at what cost to the trial? And above all, I ask myself, cui bono from lifting the order?,
and imo jmo the answer is the media and a few attorneys have a chance to elevate their name recognition, but overall, the 6th Amendment wins with
the gag order and so I'm this all the way imo jmo.
“The members of the Goncalves family, who are represented by Mr. Shanon Gray, are potential witnesses in this case, including at trial and/or sentencing,” Latah County prosecutor Bill T…
I've just started going through this, so imo jmo everything I think is subject to change, as so much of my opinion was and still is conjecture. Many more layers than I first suspected and guessing many more to come imo jmo
And since I mentioned 'appeals' above,
This will be important to keep in mind during trial imo jmo because the prosecution can't just appeal for no reason. Potential grounds for appeal in a criminal case include legal error, juror misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel, and legal errors include improperly admitted evidence (a biggie), incorrect jury instructions, or lack of sufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict.
editing to add add'l link with approval
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