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Ninth Circuit Outrage
KITV News ^ | 07/23/03 | KITV.com

Posted on 07/23/2003 10:02:01 PM PDT by Spyder

Murder Convictions Overturned For Two Men
Appeals Court Says Judge Should Have Allowed Defense Strategy

POSTED: 3:43 p.m. HST July 23, 2003 UPDATED: 4:04 p.m. HST July 23, 2003

HONOLULU -- Two men convicted of killing an Army pilot in 1998 have had their murder convictions overturned.

Roberto Miguel and Bryson Jose were convicted of felony murder for the death of Capt. John Latchum. Latchum was shot in 1998 when he caught Jose and Miguel trying to break into his Waianae vacation cabin.

An appeals court Wednesday ruled that Judge Helen Gillmor should have let the defense try to blame one of the witnesses, Donald Callaruda, for the shooting.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehawaiichannel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: army; circuit; conviction; court; hawaii; helicopterpilot; ninth; overturned
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To: Lancey Howard
He was also an army pilot to boot. They drop bombs and blow up furry little creatures willy-nilly. Heartless unthinking thugs from the skies. He deserved to get his sooner or later.

That is the thinking of the judge.

21 posted on 07/24/2003 9:07:17 AM PDT by blackdog (Who weeps for the tuna?)
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To: blackdog
Imagine for one minute that the victim was a homosexual.
Can anybody say with a straight face that the Ninth Circus Court would have ruled the same way to overturn the convictions of the killers?
22 posted on 07/24/2003 11:36:20 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Man, can you make all my points for me? Thank you for cohesively getting my point and bettering it.
23 posted on 07/24/2003 1:35:37 PM PDT by blackdog (Who weeps for the tuna?)
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To: Lancey Howard
Note to my survivors......

Should I ever become a victim of a violent crime, ending up dead or unable to communicate, my declaration of my homosexuality is in the lock-box with the stock certificates. It will be needed in order to seek justice. I included a few photos of Richard Simmons, Elton John, and a few "Fist" magazines just for authenticity.

24 posted on 07/24/2003 1:39:12 PM PDT by blackdog (Who weeps for the tuna?)
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