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GUILTY SC - Stanley Bradley for kidnapping, rape of 72yo woman, Calhoun County, 2004

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by mysteriew, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Lawyer says man deserves new trial

    A man convicted of rape last month is appealing his conviction after jurors found a confession that was never offered as evidence in the pocket of a pair of pants they were examining during deliberations.
    Stanley Bradley, 41, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury convicted him on March 3 of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary and kidnapping in the 2004 rape of a Calhoun County woman.

    During the three-day trial, prosecutors did not enter a written confession into evidence because they could not find a copy.

    Once jurors began to deliberate, they were given a pair of Bradley's pants put in evidence.

    The same judge that sentenced him, Circuit Judge Dianne Goodstein, must now decide if the discovery of the confession should give Bradley a new trial.

    http://www.charleston.net/stories/?newsID=19495&section=stateregion
     
  2. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    http://www.wltx.com/news/news19.aspx?storyid=26460

    Rape Suspect's Confession Found in Pants
    ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) - A man convicted of rape in Calhoun County last month may get a new trial because jurors found a confession in his pants.

    The pants were entered into evidence in 41-year-old Stanley Bradley's trial, but the confession couldn't be found.

    One of the jurors found the confession during deliberations and told prosecutors about it after the verdict was issued.

    Bradley's lawyer says he deserves a new trial, while prosecutors say the confession didn't change any of the jurors' minds.
    ..............

    The prosecution is accusing the defense of intentionally placing the confession in the jeans or at least having knowledge that it was there before the jeans were given to the jury.
    Overall this is pretty funny considering even if the conviction is overturned, the prosecution will retry and enter the confession into evidence.
     
  3. Sherlock

    Sherlock Inactive

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    The moron WROTE it down? And then put it in his pants?

    Why did the jurors have his pants???
     
  4. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    The were examining the evidence while deliberating ... :doh:
     
  5. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Conviction appealed after jurors find confession in pocket

    Stanley Bradley, 41, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury convicted him March 3 of criminal sexual conduct, burglary and kidnapping in the 2004 rape of a Calhoun County woman.

    During the three-day trial, prosecutors did not enter a written confession into evidence because they could not find a copy.

    Once the jury began to deliberate, they were given a pair of Bradley's pants that were put in evidence. In one of the pockets, they found a confession, according to testimony at a hearing last week.

    Prosecutor David Pascoe said the defense set this up because Banks found the confession when he searched the pants before they were placed in evidence.

    "It's the state's position that you cannot allow an error and expect to come back and ask for a new trial," Pascoe said. "He (Banks) stated he knew there was a piece of paper in those pants, a warrant or something."

    The judge that sentenced him, Circuit Judge Dianne Goodstein, must now decide whether to give Bradley a new trial, and she said she had "grave concerns" about the matter. "What I am left with is a statement that is prejudicial to the defendant," she said.

    Even if he gets a new trial, the confession could come back to haunt Bradley.

    "We would attempt to enter it into evidence," Pascoe said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/04/14/pocket.confession.ap/index.html
     

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