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Monday, February 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Status of law professor at issue in William Hurt trial"

A few quotes from Mark Wilson's long, Feb. 16th story in the Evansville Courier & Press:

The legal director for Northwestern University School of Law’s Center for Wrongful Convictions is among the witnesses slated to testify in the murder trial of 18-year-old William Hurt this week.

However, defense attorney Conor O’Daniel must first overcome a legal challenge from prosecuting attorney Mike Perry. * * *

[B]efore the trial starts Magistrate Kelli Fink will hear arguments on whether Steven Drizin, a clinical professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, should be allowed to testify as an expert witness and whether to admit records of Hurt’s mental health history. Perry, who is the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office’s chief trial deputy, is objecting to both.

According to the Center for Wrongful Convictions’ website, Drizin is an authority on police interrogations, coerced confessions and juvenile justice issues.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 18, 2013 10:00 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts