Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Appeal Talk

Matt Baker files appeal, appointed new attorney
Tommy Witherspoon

“I just didn’t have the heart for it,” said Gray, who served 25 years as the Jasper County district attorney before moving to Kerrville several years ago.

Despite Gray’s unusual post-trial comments, Schwieger said they likely won’t be fodder for his appeal.

“If his comments constitute violations of the professional rules of conduct, that does not affect the appeal,”Schwieger said. “That has nothing to do with the trial itself. If client confidences were disclosed, or whatever, at that point, it has nothing to do with the appellate process.” (read more)

FYI: The WacoTrib.com has a page that lists all their coverage on the Baker case. It's pretty handy for those catching up and keeping up with the case.


Elizabeth said...

Did not know GJG was a DA. Interesting.

How does the new atty not know anything about the case?! Does he not live in Texas??!!

Sarah said...

Of course Schweiger knows about the case. It's all spin. The appeal attorney has to order the trial record. Because the trial record is used to write the appeal.

But this trial record is not going to help Matt, no matter what attorney ends up ordering it. Because Matt got a fair trial. He will not win an appeal.

He is where he belongs, and that's where he'll stay!

Too bad he gets to keep on wasting taxpayer money and getting his name in the paper by continuing on with the farce.

"I believe in my innocence?"

That is so ludicrous. I can't wait until this man is out of sight and out of mind for good.