Thursday, May 21, 2009

A brief follow-up to Justin's question in comments

Yesterday, in the comments to Part 5 of the posts on the Sharrod Moore hearing, "Justin" wondered whether or not Robert Shuler Smith was in another courtroom at the time of the hearing. Several media outlets have picked this up and run with it:

From Jimmie Gates' story in today's Clarion-Ledger:

District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, who had led the effort to prosecute the case, didn't attend the hearing and was said to have been in another courtroom at the time.

"He should have been here," Yerger said.

From Donna Ladd's blurb at

District Attorney Robert S. Smith was absent again when Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger dropped murder charges against Sharrod Moore in the 1995 killing of Jackson Police Officer Robert J. Washington.
It turns out that the DA was outside, as can be seen in an explosive video from WLBT I just found and will post about.

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