Cory Maye Case: The Defense Reply Brief

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Cory Maye’s defense team has filed its reply brief in his post-trail motions for a directed not-guilty verdict and/or a new trial. Read it here.

As was the case with the original motion, the brief is terrific — thorough and devastatingly persuasive.

If the possibility of a new trial exists at all — and apparently it does, at least in theory — you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a set of facts more compelling than those outlined in the two defense briefs filed by Cory’s defense team — particularly when coupled with the prosecution’s paltry response. Put another way, it seems to me that the injustices we’ve seen in this case are the very reason why the criminal justice system would allow for a new trial in the first place. Not to mention the newly discovered evidence about the informant.

The hearing is this Wednesday.

The defense motion is here. The prosecutiosn response is here.

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