Thursday, June 22, 2006

Duke Rape Case: Does The Truth Matter?

A couple weeks ago I was listening to The Abrams Report on MSNBC.

Dan Abrams had obtained the statement of Kim Roberts Pittman, a woman who was with the alleged victim the night of the alleged rape. The statement refuted the alleged victims allegations, and created serious questions about the credibility of this case.

When presented with Ms. Robert's statement, Florida Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi, a frequent commentator on the show said the following:

"...in this case and probably what the prosecution has been doing is going, how can I present my case without calling Kim Pittman or Kim Roberts or whatever her name is."

Huh?

What?

The prosecutor in the case may be considering how to present the case without calling this witness?

Why?

Because it blows their case?

Is she telling the truth?

And does it matter to this prosecutor, if in fact he's thinking what is predicted by Ms. Bondi?

The full transcript of the show is here

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense attorney in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com