Typical turning-it-around tactics employed by slimeballs everywhere- play the victim while attacking the actual victims- Us and whining ad nauseum about how people hate them and how afraid they are. There has been much discussion about whether this coleman testified without an attorney willingly, invoked 5th amendment-The guy who initiated the immunity request has retired- ‘Party to a capital murder case skated because of a technicality.’ That’s what the defense is trying for, but it appears it is all smoke and mirrors. They already tried the ‘you-didn’t-really-sign-the-search-warrant’ tactic- this is their latest attempt at pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
http://news.google.com/news/more?um=1&ned=us&cf=all&ncl=dfL8PMMuN3H5k_MZNsmTjveKnpTsM collection of latest links regarding coleman
Judge Baumgartner says Assistant District Attorney Leland Price filed legal paperwork originally created by the US Attorneys office.The document is an immunity request form. Price told Judge Baumgartner on May 7 that the US Attorney filled out the form in case Vanessa Coleman invoked her 5th amendment right when she was subpoenaed by the federal government to testify in front of a federal grand jury.The judge says Coleman did not invoke that right and she was not given immunity according to the request form.
Search warrant affidavits had already detailed that before Winck inked the immunity request, and testimony has shown that federal and state authorities already had questioned Coleman and let her go free…attorneys cite a Tennessee Supreme Court rule that bars state prosecutors from prosecuting a grand jury witness for the crimes about which he or she testified…whether that rule should apply in Coleman’s case since it was a federal grand jury and federal prosecutors who compelled her testimony. Although Winck’s immunity request form was drafted, it apparently was never actually carried out. Coleman agreed to testify without it.
Immunity arguments continue in Christian – Newsom murders
Christian/Newsom Case: Defense Seeks Sympathy for the Devils; D.A. asks Judge for behind-closed-doors review — 4 commentssilentconsort wrote 2 weeks ago: While Lavit and Greene try to whittle away at the wood of the scaffold, the Christian and Newsom f … more →