27 October 2006

DA hasn't interviewed accuser yet in Duke case

The DA in the Duke LaCrosse rape case confessed today in open court that he hasn't interviewed the accuser in the case yet.

DURHAM, N.C. - The district attorney prosecuting three Duke lacrosse players accused of raping a woman at a team party said during a court hearing Friday that he and his assistants haven’t interviewed the accuser about the facts of the case.

They have only spoken to the woman to monitor her well being, Mike Nifong said, and have left the investigation of the case to police.
“I’ve had conversations with (the accuser) about how she’s doing. I’ve had conversations with (the accuser) about her seeing her kids,” Nifong said. “I haven’t talked with her about the facts of that night. ... We’re not at that stage yet.”

What does he mean he's not at that stage yet? He's indicted, tried and hung these kids out to dry without interviewing the whore- um, stripper yet? These guys have even submitted DNA samples that didn't match any of the samples taken off the whore stripper.

WTF? How can the judge in the case allow this to happen?

It sounds like this DA is an incompetent boob who decided that the kids were guilty and used the case to garner himself some national attention.

Those LaCrosse players should sue DA Nifong for civil rights violations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a veteran prosecutor of 15 years. I would never charge anyone with a crime if there is a living victim and I had not interviewed the person. For Nifong not to interview this woman is absurd. I am flabbergasted. His conduct is unprofessional and unethical. Also, why did he spout off to the media day after day? Prosecutors are not allowed to talk about the specifics of a case before it goes to trial.