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Monday, April 24, 2006

Off Topic Creepy in Durham

I know all of these quotes are from court filed papers, and not press releases, or directly from the defense attorney's mouth but still attacking the credibility of the witness (which even I think is suspect) so vehemetly can backfire. It just doesn't sound good.
The attorney for one of two Duke lacrosse players charged with raping a stripper demanded on Monday that prosecutors turn over the accuser's medical, legal and education records for use in attacking her credibility.

Kirk Osborn, who represents player Reade Seligmann, said the material will provide "rich sources of information for impeaching the complaining witnesses."

Osborn also asked a judge to hold a pretrial hearing to "determine if the complaining witness is even credible enough to provide reliable testimony."

"This request is based on the fact that the complaining witness has a history of criminal activity and behavior, which includes alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and dishonesty, all conduct which indicate mental, emotional and/or physical problems, which affect her credibility as a witness," the defense said in court papers.

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