Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bulletin: Stephanie Spurgeon: Hearing today: She seeks dismissal of manslaughter conviction; Alleges state withheld key evidence as to child's death;

STORY: "Law class discussion raised questions about day care operator's manslaughter conviction," by reporter Curtis Krueger, published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 5, 2012.

GIST: "It's not so normal for a law student to relay one of Thogmartin's comments to a defense attorney, who then uses said comment to seek a new trial for a woman convicted of manslaughter. "The defense attorneys that represent Mrs. Spurgeon chose not to confer with me" before the trial, Thogmartin said. He added, "I do find it somewhat disgusting that the defense is now trying to pin this on a 3½-, 4-year-old kid when there is no evidence that is what happened." Kurpiers said he's not trying to pin anything on anyone: "All we know is that Stephanie didn't do it." He said the decision not to sit down with Thogmartin for a pretrial interview was a tactical decision made for legal reasons, not an oversight."



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