As readers know, Terry Lenamon is a nationally known expert in mitigation trial work on death penalty cases. For those watching the media coverage of the Arias’ case, the work to which Terry has dedicated his life is exemplified in the stage that this trial entered when the jury verdict returned with a guilty verdict.
Trial by Media
New York Times Begins New Year With Editorial Against the Death Penalty
The New York Times began 2013 with an editorial published today that details the reasons for its public stance against capital punishment in America.
Florida Killings May Be Solved Through This Week’s Exhumation of In Cold Blood’s Percy Smith and Richard Hickock for DNA Testing of Skeletal Remains
Most folk interested in the death penalty, whether they are for or against capital punishment, have read the non-fiction novel by Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, or seen the film based upon that book which starred Robert Blake and Scott Wilson as the two men executed by the State of Kansas for the killings…
This New York Times Editorial – “There is No Humane Execution” Should Be Required Reading For Everyone. Yes, Everyone.
This past Sunday, the New York Times responded to the horrific execution of Ken Biros by the State of Ohio last week. Yes, where Biros was killed in the same way that your vet euthanizes dogs and cats. Yes, where Ohio ran ahead and used a new method of execution that hasn’t been vetted, allowing…
I’m On Nancy Grace Tonight
Tonight, I will once again be questioned by Nancy Grace on recent issues developing in the Casey Anthony case. For my position on the news of Andrea Lyons joining the Anthony defense team, check out today’s Orlando Sentinel:
I’ve Been Invited to Be on Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell Tonight
I’ve been invited to be on Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell tonight.
I consider it a privilege to be asked to participate on a show of this quality and I look forward to tonight’s discussion. Jane Velez-Mitchell is a formidable talent and it’s an honor to be on her program.
Nancy Grace Program Change: Tomorrow, Not Today
Just a brief update: I will appear on Nancy Grace tomorrow night, Tuesday May 12, 2009, not today, as originally scheduled.
I’ve Been Invited Back to Talk with Nancy Grace
I’m honored to report that I’ll be returning to the Nancy Grace Show this Monday, May 11, 2009. It is always a privilege to be asked by Nancy Grace to participate in her cutting-edge dialogue, and I look forward to the opportunity.
Please Check Out My Op-Ed Piece in Today’s Orlando Sentinel
I have written an article concerning the impact of media coverage on our constitutional rights to a fair trial – and the presumption of innocence, which appears today in both the print and web versions of the Orlando Sentinel.
It is entitled “Media zap right to fair trial: To wit, Casey Anthony et al. “…
Five Questions to Ask Yourself about the Casey Anthony Case
1. In your jurisdiction, if you are charged with a state crime, will the state’s discovery in your case be accessible as a public record, like the “document dumps” made famous in the Casey Anthony case?
2. In your jurisdiction, if you or a family member is charged with a state crime, what are your protections against people going through your trash and demonstrating in front of your home 24/7, as occurred at the Anthony family home after Casey Anthony was arrested on charges of filicide?
3. If you are interviewed by the local authorities, are you being videotaped? Is that videotape available to the media? In the Anthony case, interviews were videotaped and those videotapes have been provided to the media.
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