Sunday, March 24, 2013

Brad Cooper: North Carolina; First degree murder; Trial judge's refusal to permit defence to call two computer experts to testify is among the grounds of appeal: Brad Cooper wants an opportunity io show that his computor had been hacked - and evidence planted. News 14;

STORY: "State responds to Brad Cooper's murder conviction," by reporter Herather Moore, published by News 14  on February 28,  2013.

GIST:  "In the appeal, Cooper's attorneys say the judge should have allowed them to call two computer experts to testify because they would have told the jury Cooper's computer had been hacked and evidence against him had been planted or manufactured on the computer. The judge did not allow those witnesses, saying one of them wasn't qualified as an expert and that the defense didn't follow proper procedures for calling the other one. The defense also said the judge should have granted them access to the FBI's standard operating procedures for forensic computer examinations, which the judge denied. The attorney general's brief supports the judge's ruling, saying the FBI's investigation methods are protected under state law, and releasing them could jeopardize future investigations.
Now that both the defense and the state have filed their briefs with the Court of Appeals, the court can either make a ruling based on those briefs or ask both sides to come in and present their arguments."
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