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Nassar Attorney Has 'Hard Time' Buying Accusers' Stories

Shannon Smith called 'vile' by victims' attorney for saying number of accusers was 'really extreme'

(Newser) - The dozens of victims who spoke at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing earlier this month served up scathing rebukes against the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, who received up to 175 years in prison for his crimes. One person not as moved by their testimony: a Nassar defense attorney, who said during... More »

'Crazy' Sandusky Lawyer Remarks May Help Appeal

Joe Amendola's comments shock fellow defense attorneys

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's loose-lipped lawyer may have unwittingly given his client extra ammunition for an appeal, the New York Post reports. Convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, Sandusky is facing up to 442 years in prison—but fellow defense attorneys say remarks by lawyer Joe Amendola were unconscionable.... More »

Casey Anthony Lawyer Has a Message for the Media

Cheney Mason wasn't really impressed with press coverage

(Newser) - Most everybody was busy pointing fingers following Casey Anthony's acquittal yesterday, but defense attorney Cheney Mason had a choice one to point at the media. Spotted drinking cocktails at an Orlando restaurant to celebrate the verdict, Mason flipped off reporters peering into the window at him ... and an AP... More »

Case Builds Vs. Kyron Horman Stepmom

Dad proved she was imminent threat to get order; she lawyers up

(Newser) - Things are not looking good for Terri Horman: A 911 call made from the Horman home the day Kyron's father walked out on his wife is now part of the investigation into the 7-year-old's disappearance. Oregon police have declined to discuss the reason for the call, but a judge has... More »

Defense Accuses Man Who Found Caylee's Body

Cops have already cleared utility worker

(Newser) - Lawyers representing Casey Anthony, accused of murdering her daughter, Caylee, are attempting to cast suspicion on another suspect who has been cleared by police. Roy Kronk, a meter reader, found the Florida toddler’s body and notified police. After interviews with ex-wives and family, Anthony's defense team has concluded Kronk... More »

DA's 'Smear' Should Nix Conviction: 'Rockefeller'

(Newser) - Lawyers for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter—aka Clark Rockefeller—want his conviction overturned because the jury was unfairly prejudiced against their client, the Boston Globe reports. Rockefeller was found guilty of kidnapping his daughter. The lawyers say the prosecution “eviscerated” their insanity defense during closing arguments by calling an unqualified... More »

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