Friday, May 17, 2013

George Souliotes: Arson-murder "science" case; He has assembled a high powered defence team for trial beginning July 8, 2013. His lawyers contend that the arson evidence used to convict him has been debunked by modern science. Modesto Bee.

"The last time George Souliotes was tried on murder charges, federal appellate judges say, his publicly financed Modesto attorneys did a lousy job. So Souliotes will get a new trial July 8, but this time, his lawyer will be a nationally recognized attorney with an astounding winning record. In his 142 trials, San Francisco attorney James J. Brosnahan reportedly has lost only 11 times. He's been named one of the top 30 trial lawyers in the United States and has garnered a long list of achievement awards.........Brosnahan won't be swimming to Modesto alone. Two attorneys from his Morrison "& Foerster legal firm — George C. Harris and Raj Chatterjee — will join him at the defense table."We believe he is innocent and needs a defense," Harris told The Bee on Monday. "Our firm is completely supporting us and providing pro bono services for Mr. Souliotes.".........Souliotes, 72, has been behind bars for 16 years, but his defenders insist that he is innocent. They contend that the arson evidence used to convict him has been debunked by modern science. When Brosnahan "learned about the case, he was eager to take it on and help correct this injustice," McBirney said.

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