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Michael 5260
Re: Bert Farrar
Wed Aug 8, 2018 10:27

You are correct about the trial being a play on a stage. All hi-profile trials have a tendency to be that way. There is always the element of "theater" involved. I think this comes about because a trial is a battle of "persuasion".

Nothing surprises me as far as what the State would do or what the Defense would do. We are talking about legal combat. Legal warfare in the courtroom.

I do not know what the issue could have been to cause the prosecution to be afraid of Bert Farrar. Did Farrar make any verbal threats?

About Bert Farrar being issued a subpoena. Two possibilities come to my mind. It was either done as a formality or as an assurance that he would be at court for his appearance. If the other expert witnesses received subpoenas then it would have been a formality. If only Farrar was issued a subpoena then there must have been some trepidation about him showing up for court.

Speaking from my own experience I have never been issued a subpoena for a court appearance. None. Whether is was a civil or criminal case, deposition or arbitration I never received a subpoena. I knew the date, time, and where I was supposed to be and the attorney knew I would be there. The only justifiable excuse for not being there is to be dead.

I still do not see how Bert Farrar could possibly have flipped over to the defense side. As I mentioned, there was his written handwriting report. He was stuck with it. How could he suddenly circumvent his findings and opinion? He would have been hammered with possible contempt, malpractice,or some other form of punishment would have been meted out. It would have been goodbye to the Treasury Department at the least.

  • Re: Bert FarrarMichael, Wed Aug 8 08:56
    Script, Be careful letting your mind wander. It was a pretty simple thing. I don't know, maybe I am so used to seeing this stuff (as it concerns this case) to the point that I am now desensitized to... more
    • Re: Bert Farrar — Michael 5260, Wed Aug 8 10:27
      • Re: Bert FarrarAnonymous, Wed Aug 8 13:21
        Farrar wanted to testify (if nothing else it would look great on his C.V. for future trials). Problem was that at this point, Wilentz did not trust what he would ultimately say on the stand. To solve ... more
        • david wilentz, may his name live in infamybob mills for anonymous and forum, Thu Aug 9 18:49
          Wilentz played a fast one on everybody. A permanent stain on New Jersey justice.
          • Re: david wilentz, may his name live in infamysteve for bob, Fri Aug 10 11:36
            don't forget he was tripping over evidence as somebody once said. don't blame wilentz for hauptmanns bad showing on the stand.
            • wilentzbob mills for steve romeo and forum, Fri Aug 10 18:58
              Steve, Hauptmann wasn't required to take the stand in his own defense. He did so voluntarily. If the trial were held today, Wilentz would have been scolded by the judge for misconduct. He might have... more
            • There's no question Wilentz took liberties as a prosecutor, but Hauptmann set himself up for everything he got by not coming clean.
          • And the irony is that we probably never would have heard of David Wilentz, had it not been for a mentally-ill German carpenter from the Bronx.
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