Jury selection begins in first "Angol...

Jury selection begins in first "Angola Five" trial

There are 3 comments on the WWL-TV New Orleans story from Jul 6, 2010, titled Jury selection begins in first "Angola Five" trial. In it, WWL-TV New Orleans reports that:

COVINGTON, La. -- Jury selection is set to begin in the first-degree murder trial of Jeffrey Cameron Clark, one of five Angola inmates accused in the slaying of a security officer more than 10 years ago.

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Since: Jul 10

Saint Francisville, LA

#1 Jul 7, 2010
Why has it taken so long?

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#2 Jul 7, 2010
Inquiring Minds 2 wrote:
Why has it taken so long?
The following is from April 18, 2008: http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/17893284.htm...

Durham, 26, died in the assault, and Mathis, 31, is one of five Angola inmates facing the death penalty for first-degree murder in Knapps’ slaying.

Also indicted in the long-delayed case are Robert G. Carley, 40; Jeffrey Cameron Clark, 47; Barry S. Edge, 47; and David Brown, 35.

Twentieth Judicial District Judge George H. Ware Jr. is hearing testimony this week on motions to throw out statements the defendants and other inmates made during the investigation.

Defense attorneys claim the statements were made after beatings and other forms of duress and should not be used against the five inmates indicted in the case.

Inmates testifying so far this week described beatings they say were inflicted while they were handcuffed in various rooms and the building’s hall, as they walked to and from a bus that transferred them to another camp for the night, while on the bus and inside the other camp.

The state settled two civil rights lawsuits related to the alleged beatings by awarding 13 inmates $7,000 each.
TooLong

United States

#3 Jul 8, 2010
I'm sorry pragmatist but I don't understand what your posting that news was suppose to prove. It has taken 10 1/2 years.

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