- Oct 20, 2008
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Andrea Lyons is highly regarded by defense bars. She's extremely experienced in DP cases/murder trials and is considered to be a very effective and persuasive trial attorney -- consider her track record to be confirmation. The D.A.'s office would be wise to view Lyons and Baden as a formidable defense team.
You're right, of course, Wudge. But if that jury learns that Lyons knowingly and admittedly let an innocent man rot in jail for 26 years because she was "ethically bound" not to reveal her guilty, (already-imprisioned-for-life) client's written confession, that jury will thoroughly despise and mistrust Lyons.
I am as certain of that as I am of my own name, because I feel that way about her now and I fully understand all the legal justifications and personal motivations that caused her to keep quiet. A less aware, less intellectually-inclined juror than I will simply regard her as heartless and evil and they will be happy to thwart her efforts to get KC off. In view of this, I think the Defense's choice of AL may actually benefit the cause of Justice For Caylee. At least I hope so.