R. Scott Magee has handled a large number of high profile and serious
criminal defense cases. He is currently representing a client who is facing capital murder
charges. During the initial trial, prosecutors blatantly failed to properly
disclose evidence, ultimately leading to a mistrial.
Aggressive Representation Secures Mistrial for Client
Attorney R. Scott Magee successfully reached a mistrial on May 7 on behalf
of his client, Crispin Harmel. He questioned problematic evidence introduced
by the prosecution and requested that a mistrial be ordered. The state
district judge ruled that the defense team had not be given proper or
fair access to new evidence. Some of the evidence in question included
a video that had been time-stamped only after prosecutors discovered a
time-stamping software the weekend before the trial date.
The video was the cornerstone of Mr. Harmel's defense, demonstrating
that more than an hour had passed since he left the victim seen in a store's
surveillance cameras. However, the prosecutors claimed that the new software
showed that only a few minutes had passed, making his defense less likely.
Since this evidence was not previously presented, Attorney R. Scott Magee
and the defense requested a mistrial.
New Court Date Approaches
Attorney Magee has had several months to analyze the new timestamp evidence
with the defense team and will be fully prepared to secure another positive
case result for his client in his upcoming trial date.
Capital murder cases are extremely complex, especially when questionable
evidence is brought into play. The defense will continue to aggressively
represent Mr. Harmel and his constitutional rights throughout the case.
The case is set for trial on January 26, 2015.
If you would like to learn more about the results of this case, be sure
to check back in with the blog. For criminal defense counsel or representation, please
contact R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law today.