UPDATED 6/29/2010: U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Aspey Recommends The Federal Courts Assume Jurisdiction If The Arizona Court Of Appeals Does Not Reverse The Illegal Conviction (see PDF of the ORDER here)
This in no way mean the federal district court will reverse it either, but it does, however, guarantee that I will finally get legitimate review of this malicious, illegal conviction. Now the Arizona Court of Appeals is kind of backed into a wall: they cannot simply “deny review” of the currently pending petition for review in their court, as they, the Arizona Supreme Court, and Maricopa County … Read Entire Article
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
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