Prosecutors Argue Against Attorneys In Kennedy Cousin Case 2-08-2011
Prosecutors are raising the possibility that attorneys for Michael Skakel have a conflict of interest in representing the Kennedy cousin in an appeal of his murder conviction that claims his trial attorney was incompetent. A hearing will be held Tuesday in Rockville Superior Court on a motion by prosecutors asking the judge to look into whether Hope Seeley and Hubert Santos have a conflict of interest. The attorneys have argued that Skakel's trial attorney, Michael Sherman, was incompetent when Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing Martha Moxley in 1975 in Greenwich. Prosecutors say because Santos and Seeley represented Skakel on earlier appeals of his murder conviction, they may be prevented from advancing claims that they, too, were ineffective. Seeley says there is no actual or potential conflict of interest.
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Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheMore >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.More >
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A South Mississippi teacher has admitted to investigators that he molested at least eight boys who were his students, and the abuse spanned a period of 20 years, according to an affidavit. More >
A South Mississippi teacher has admitted to investigators that he molested at least eight boys who were his students, and the abuse spanned a period of 20 years. That's according to an affidavit released Thursday. William Richard Pryor, 68, is in federal custody charged with transportation of minors with intent of sexual activity. (WARNING: This story contains explicit details that may be offensive to some readers.)More >