Skip to comments.Texas DA who prosecuted Tom DeLay has mud on face again
Posted on 11/27/2013 9:51:28 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Ronnie Earle's problematic record as Travis County District Attorney is coming back to haunt him - yet again. Earle, a Democrat, made a name for himself with some clever legal sophistry: specifically, he convinced a gullible jury in liberal Travis County, Texas, that former Republican House Speaker Tom DeLay was guilty of "money laundering" related to his funneling of campaign contributions to Republican candidates. A Texas Appeals Court recently dismissed the charges, ruling DeLay had broken no laws. Delay had called the prosecution the criminalization of politics.
Now, another case overseen by Earle in the liberal enclave of Travis County has come back to haunt the flamboyant district attorney. It concerns the case of Fran and Dan Keller, former day care owners in Austin whom prosecutors claimed had engaged in outrageous satanic rituals and sexual abuse with the children entrusted to their care. The married couple had always maintained their innocence. On Tuesday, Mrs. Keller, 63, was released after 21 years in prison when the case against her fell apart. Her husband Dan, who turns 72 on Friday, is expected to be released within days, said defense lawyer Keith Hampton. Both were serving 48 year sentences.
The case, like California's Martin preschool trial, was part of national hysteria over alleged sexual abuse with Satanic overtones in the 1980s and early 1990s. Psychologists and therapists were subsequently criticized for having implanted the bizarre allegations into the minds of children.
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That idiot is still around?
It’s Earle who should be serving time.
21 years . WOW
Time to find a nice lawyer. I would make it my life’s work to ruin that SOB.
Agreed, he needs to do 21 years twice over.
Hell will do that to him.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg -- who helped to prosecute Tom DeLay and has vowed to pursue charges against him - issued a statement saying that the Kellers would be released because of Dr. Mouw's testimony.
"I agreed that there is a reasonable likelihood that his false testimony affected the judgment of the jury," said Lehmberg, who has recently been in the news due to a drunk-driven conviction for which she served jail time. "The Court of Criminal Appeals will review both cases. No further action or decisions on the case will be made until that review is finalized," she said.
I doubt I’d give a lawyer or the legal system the opportunity for justice.
Yes it will, but it would be nice if his misery started a little sooner.
Ronnie Earl would indict your dog if you are a Republican.
A bunch of low-life scum thugs running the show in Travis County
But it ain't mud.
We know Rosemary will do a fine job of seeing that past injustices will be righted. All we have to do is leave a trail of vodka bottles to the nearby Spec’s Liquor store where she is on record having bought something like 200 gallons in the last few years.
She ought to be in the prison cell right beside Earle.
“She ought to be in the prison cell right beside Earle.”
“Texas has a Whorehose in It,” and it’s in theTravis County DA’s office.
Ya know what, at that age I would include as many agency folks I could muster in my legal effort and, when prevailing, distribute every damn penny among the children under my care at the time prosectution.
In my mind, these kids were co-victims. Hold back enough to bury me and the missus next to my kin.
This DA needs to spend time in jail!
Rosemary Lehmberg kicking the door at the Travis County Jail.
Lehmberg was popped for DWI on April 12 after deputies spotted her driving in the bike lane on FM 620 near 2222. She also happened to have an open bottle of vodka in the car.