Category: dumb luck

  • Schadenfreude, Irony, and The Defense Function [Update: Photo Added]

    Prosecutors Lester Blizzard and Kayla Allen, however, asked Ellisor for life sentences to send a message to anyone who would drive while intoxicated. (KHOU.) Howard is an unsympathetic character. Because he is an unsympathetic character, it’s easy to send him to prison for life. Blizzard and Allen were arguing for general deterrence: “send a message.” […]

  • Unexpected Happy Endings

    The terrain in last week’s DUI jury trial shifted unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Two of the State’s witnesses decided that they had better things to do after lunch on a Friday than return to court. One of the witnesses, the arresting officer who was on the stand when we broke at eight o’clock Thursday evening, had […]