Defense Team Still on the Case

Discussion in 'Israel Keyes' started by Lucky 1, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Lucky 1

    Lucky 1 not all those who wander are lost....

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    This has been discussed in other places, but I am curious to see what our posters think the reason for this is.....

    http://www.ktva.com/home/outbound-xml-feeds/The-Talking-Dead----186093971.html

    The Talking Dead - Serial Killer Israel Keyes' Defense Team Still on the Case

    Story Created: Jan 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM AKDT
    Story Updated: Jan 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM AKDT

    Is this still accurate? Are they still fighting for the rights of a dead man? Can anyone explain WHY.....????
     
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  3. liz b.

    liz b. Well-Known Member

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    TY for posting this. So, he has the Public Defender's office, and also two private lawyers from here in Seattle ? Wonder how they are being paid ? And why on earth would the Public Defenders still be working on this ? They are,after all, paid by the tazpayers ? You're right,this is really strange...jmo moo
     
  4. Lucky 1

    Lucky 1 not all those who wander are lost....

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    I will put this in this thread, rather than starting another. Hopefully they are closely related enough....if not, bessie, please move.....

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/courtroom-erupts-defendant-tries-flee-alaska-barista-trial
    Courtroom erupts as defendant tries to flee Alaska barista trial
    Ben Anderson
    May 24, 2012

    The prosecution had previously applied for a trial date of March 2013....

    http://www.adn.com/2012/05/23/2477153/report-keyes-leaps-rail-restrained.html
    Marshals use Taser on Keyes after he leaps courtroom rail
    Published: May 23, 2012

    http://www.adn.com/2012/05/25/2480132/keyes-returns-to-court-2-days.html

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/25/thump-then-shouts-during-prisoner-escape-attempt/
    Thump, then shouts during prisoner escape attempt
    Published May 25, 2012
    Associated Press

     
  5. Lucky 1

    Lucky 1 not all those who wander are lost....

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    OK! Stumbled on this piece of video posted at the FBI timeline:
    http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/201...released-in-serial-killer-case/keyes-timeline

    http://static.fbi.gov/timeline/keyes-072612a.mp4

    Synopsis: July 26, 2012, IK has figured out that in death penalty cases they will want to hear ALL the evidence, and he does not want that under any circumstances.

    BBM
     
  6. cynar

    cynar New Member

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    Not sure if defense is still on the case.

    A motion they filed in October 2012 indicates they planned to try to get all his statements to the prosecution suppressed and also complains that defense counsel was blocked while prosecution got full access. Keyes' original attorney was in trial the first 5 weeks of his incarceration. Keyes complains to prosecution frequently that his lawyer is not available. The other 2 attorneys are special for death penalty cases. But they are from Seattle and the motion says there were no travel funds. Obviously, since jail phones are recorded and mail opened, Keyes had no confidential channel to get legal advice.

    instead, the prosecution gave him (dodgy, incomplete) legal advice. For example, not telling him that his whole plan for discretion would be blown during the sentencing hearings.

    While police can lie to a defendant, I do not believe a prosecutor can. Keyes' civil rights were absolutely violated.

    The defense had a good chance, actually, of getting Keyes' statements, all the ones now public, thrown out of court due to prosecutorial misconduct. That might have meant the Currier case would be thrown out or never charged. That's because here was no physical evidence. They never found the bodies. Keyes told them where to find the Curriers' gun. But if his statements were thrown out, the gun might be "fruit of the poisoned tree."

    After his death, the defense might be considering filing an ethics complaint against the prosecution. They might also have tried to honor his deepest wishes and fight the way all of his statements have become public. I am not sure if they ever got to see the interviews before the public did, because, with Keyes dead and the case dismissed, the prosecution did not have to provide discovery to the defense.

    The legal aspects of this case are riveting, imo.
     
  7. liz b.

    liz b. Well-Known Member

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    omg...
     

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