June 13, 2003
Defense passes on calling Bradford

Well, shoot. The defense attorney for former HPD Captain Mark Aguirre has rested its case without calling Chief C.O. "BAMF" Bradford as a hostile witness. Closing arguments are today, with jury deliberations expected to start today as well. What a huge letdown!

I guess the strategy is to say that the state didn't make its case. Might be a bit of a tough sell after a week of testimony, but then that may be part of the point - "They droned on for a week and they still have nothing!" Seems risky to me, but there wasn't a lot of reporting on the defense cross-examinations of the prosecution witnesses, so maybe they have reason to feel confident. We'll see.

UPDATE: It's in the jury's hands now.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 13, 2003 to K-Mart Kiddie Roundup | TrackBack