Thursday, July 14, 2011

Judge Declares Mistrial In Clemens Prejury Case (UPDATED)

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens perjury case. The reason for this is because the prosecution used inadmissible evidence. That evidence is said to be a video of Clemens' testimony before Congress in 2008.

From what I have read the judge flipped out on the prosecution and then took a recess to think if they the case could continue. He came back later and stated that the case would be declared a mistrial. That doesn't mean Clemens is in any less trouble, but it does mean this is going to linger on, because they are going to have to select a whole new jury and start from scratch.


This might have been a bigger mistake then first thought...

"According to ESPN's T.J. Quinn, the court has to decide whether Clemens can be retried or if doing so would be double-jeapordy."

No comments:

Post a Comment