Monday, October 13, 2008
U.S. Department of Justice Statistics on Alford Pleas and others...
While it may often be true the Defendant knows the EVIDENCE is against him, so "Cops a Plea" or accepts an Alford Plea to avoid a Death Sentence.
It is ALSO TRUE that the Defendant knows that he does not have "COMPETENT COUNSEL", if being COMPETENT includes being HONEST.
So a Defendant may ALSO take an Alford Plea because the Defense Counsel has shown signs of working with the Prosecutor to allow a CONVICTION with a Death Sentence.
That is the case of the case of Jeff Washington taking the Alford Plea, because of ample evidence of collusion between Prosecutor Paul Thomson with his so-called "Defense Counsel" John Prosser.