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Lawyer: Delay, Move Rape Case Trial

January 22, 2013

(AP) — The lawyer for one of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl wants to delay the trial and also have it moved out of Steubenville....

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Triton

Jan-22-13 2:07 PM

Except that the mob seems to have really forgotten about the victim in this case, liking the fun of protesting more, the goal still should be to obtain a conviction...and a conviction that will stand up to appeal. From the time the case was transferred to the AG and an out of town Judge, the street larks ceased to be necessary or interested in the victim. The goal should be for a conviction of the guilty and justice for the victim. If a conviction is obtained and there is any taint or suggestion that it was the result of intimidation of witneses who may have had evidence to present but did not for fear of reprisals, than the conviction would only be temporary and appeals courts even further away would almost certainly grant another trial, which means the victim would have to testify again and again. So what has occurred in the streets and on the internet at (least after the first demonstration) has now played into the hands of the defendants and their lawyers.

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Highland

Jan-22-13 4:22 PM

Who says? The goal still is conviction of the guilty, those stupid adolescents who apparently were raised to believe that raping white women is OKAY.

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ShempH

Jan-22-13 7:32 PM

Why? Does his client want a ski vacation in Feb.?

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mikeyd

Jan-23-13 12:21 AM

the guilty will delay the inevitable for as long as possible.if you were innocent you would want to get it over with.

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GETACLUE

Jan-23-13 8:31 AM

The only move this trial needs is a MOVE BACK TO THE ADULT COURTS. THERE IS NOTHING JUVENILE ABOUT RAPE. RAPE IS AN ADULT CRIME IT SHOULD BE TRIED IN ADULT COURT AND CONVICTIONS SHOULD RESULT IN ADULT TIME.

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