Published on August 4, 2010 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric Freedman Discusses Death Penalty Case in The New York Times

Death Penalty Is Challenged Before a Trial in 3 Killings
New York Times
July 27, 2010


“They are planting a seed for the future,” said Eric M. Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University who was a defense lawyer in another Connecticut death penalty case.

Professor Freedman said the new challenge to the Connecticut capital punishment law was textbook defense strategy in death penalty cases.

Lawyers familiar with capital punishment say that there are often few real mysteries about the crime in death penalty trials. Instead, defense lawyers work to humanize people charged with heinous acts. And if that fails, they plan appeals stretching out over years trying to undermine capital punishment itself.

Read the full article at nytimes.com.

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