Sunday, April 05, 2009

Evidence and El Paso County Colorado

Today's Denver Post revealed charges that prosecutors in El Paso County, Colorado, withheld key evidence in the murder trial of Tim Kennedy, who has served 13 years in prison for the 1991 murders of Jennifer Carpenter, 15, and her boyfriend Steve Staskiewicz in Colorado Springs.

Post Columnist Susan Greene compares the Kennedy case to that of former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens. US Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced the dismissal of charges against Stevens because of similar withholding of evidence by Justice Department prosecutors. The question for Colorado Springs District Attorney Dan May is whether he'll have the courage and ethical fortitude of Eric Holder and provide the same level of justice for Tim Kennedy, who is obviously less famous, powerful, and far less wealthy than the former US Senator.

Greene's column is available at

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