Tag Archives: Maricopa County

Rodney Smith Could Use Drew Peterson’s Lawyer

by Brian A. Wilkins

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/05/19/rodney-smith-could-use-drew-petersons-lawyer.aspx

If only Rodney E. Smith Jr., the alleged “South Mountain Shooter” who Euro-American media was obsessed with for about three days after the July 24 incident last year, had millions of dollars or was a former thug cop.

Mr. Smith has been entangled in the Maricopa County justice system since that day he was forced to protect himself from the same attackers who jumped him and broke his jaw eight months prior. Not only does Maricopa County prosecutor Heather Wicht continue to arrogantly and comfortably violate Arizona’s conflict of interest statuteRead Entire Article

Maricopa County Attorney Is Violating Conflict of Interest Statutes

by Brian A. Wilkins

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/01/26/maricopa-county-attorney-is-violating-conflict-of-interest-statutes.aspx

FACT: Maricopa County prosecutor Heather Wicht has been on the Rodney Smith (alleged “South Mountain Shooter”) case since the supervening indictment was issued in early August 2008.

FACT: Wicht was also the prosecutor for Rashad McCuin, Isaac Smith, and Leander Louis, the three men who were given plea bargains – BY WICHT – after viciously attacking Rodney Smith back in December of 2007.

FACT: Wicht and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are in violation of A.R.S. § 38-503, a class 6 felony.

There has to be a reason, other than obvious Read Entire Article

From Barbara Miller to Lynn Krabbe; Prosecutor Change Came At Peculiar Time

by Brian A. Wilkins

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2008/12/21/from-barbara-miller-to-lynn-krabbe-prosecutor-change-came-at-peculiar-time.aspx

This is a tie-in to the “55 Days…” blog. If you’ve missed any entries, to view them all in descending order.

On October 1, for the first time since all this mess started, I finally had an opportunity to meet with the trial attorney (via the public defender’s office) who would be handling this case. This would also be the first time someone actually sat and listened to me, hearing the facts as to what happened the night of July 21.

Michael Ziemba, the public defender, showed me that latest plea offer … Read Entire Article