Friday, April 13, 2007

Not guilty verdict in Wichita makes national news

A Wichita Eagle article reported that Lacy Gilmour and Shannon Cooper won an acquittal in State v. Wimberly after a two-day trial for allegedly stealing a couple hot dogs from a Quik Trip in Wichita. The article does a nice job of showing how stupid and wasteful some of these recidivist laws can be and casts the public defenders in a good (if overburdened) light. The case was featured on CourtTV and the legal system in Wichita was given the bronze medal for "Worst person in the world" on the April 9 Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. Take a second to look at the video--what a sympathetic-looking client.

[Note: the link to the Wichita Eagle article expired.]

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