Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Judge Tosses Out Amero Verdict

It would appear that reason (and blogging) has prevailed.

Judge Hillary Strackbein today ordered a new trial be granted to Julie Amero, the substitute teacher previously found guilty of exposing children to pornography on a school computer, on the basis that flawed evidence was presented by the Norwich police detective "expert" witness.

In her ruling, Judge Strackbein criticized the blogging community for attempting to "improperly influence" the court. Judge to computer experts: don't call us, we'll call you. If we ever call a new trial, that is.

Which is highly, highly unlikely.

By the way, David Smith, the Norwich prosecutor, deserves credit for reversing his position publicly. As much as I hate the fact that he prosecuted this case in the first place, it takes guts to admit you were wrong.

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