Tuesday, July 28, 2009

“Oh, It's a Problem. It's a Problem for Them”

A prospective juror Monday in Howard Sullivan’s murder trial had a startling revelation about a potential witness in that case.

Prosecutor Greg Wilson was asking if anyone on the panel knew Lionel Crawford when a woman raised her hand. He’d gone through a list of potential witnesses and wanted to know if familiarity with a witness would bias a juror for or against their testimony.

“How do you know Mr. Crawford?” Wilson asked.

“He shot me in 2004,” the woman replied.

“He shot you?” Wilson asked. After a long pause, he said, “Your honor, the prosecution has no objection to this witness.”


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