Monday, April 14, 2008

Oral Arguments

Oral arguments in Todd's case were heard on April 10th in a special session of the Colorado Court of Appeals held at Denver University's Sturm College of Law.

Streaming video is available online, thanks to Sturm College.

After the hearing ended, the attorney's took questions from the law students in attendance. Most questions dealt with the nature of work done by appellate attorneys, one question was about the case.

The question we'd like answered is why did the DA cut a deal with Brad Orgill before all the evidence had even been sent to the crime lab--and almost a year before the Metro Crime Lab reported that Orgill could not be ruled out as the assailant.

We've tried to approach that question in the series of blog entries here titled "How an innocent person is convicted." It seems, though, that this is a question the prosecution needs to answer--we can only speculate.

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