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bob mills for anonymous and forum
david wilentz, may his name live in infamy
Thu Aug 9, 2018 18:49

Wilentz played a fast one on everybody. A permanent stain on New Jersey justice.

  • 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 infamy — bob mills for anonymous and forum, Thu Aug 9 18:49
      • 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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