Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bulletin: Kerry Max Cook: "New motion alleges sergeant, not prosecutor, kept 35 year old murder weapon. Misconduct either way says his lawyer. KSLA12;

STORY: "New motion alleges sergeant, not prosecutor, kept 35 year old murder weapon," by reporter Melanie Torre, published by KSLA12 on May 4, 2012.

GIST: "In a motion filed Thursday, Kerry Max Cook's attorneys say further conversations with the Smith County District Attorney's office have determined it was a Tyler Police sergeant, not a Smith County prosecutor who kept evidence as a "souvenir".........Monday, Cook's attorneys submitted a motion stating Smith County Assistant District Attorney Mike West told them it was former Smith County District Attorney A.D. Clark, III who had improperly kept evidence. The evidence Cook's attorneys are referring to consists of the murder weapon and a slide of Cook's hair. In the latest motion, Cook's attorneys write, "That it may have been a police detective rather than a former District Attorney that kept this evidence as 'souvenirs' is of no matter; it is illegal, unethical and yet another example of misconduct in either instance."



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