Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lexington jail defendants duck and cover

The defendants in the Lexington jail prisoner abuse scandal are attempting this morning to give up their right to a speedy trial in order to delay the August 18 start of their trial.

Defendant Anthony Estep said through his attorney Brian Butler "the length of their investigation, the nature of the alleged conspiracy, the voluminous discovery much of which must be inspected at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office and
the number of co-defendants make this matter complex and warrant a continuance."

He is probably right, but I can't imagine what kind of magic bullet they are going to find in a few more weeks or even months.