Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Stage Managed To Death
If you are a scholar of TLB then you follow other cases at least with some interest. Yesterday I asked an obvious question- have you ever heard of another case with blood writing on the walls? Even Jeff MacDonald, after killing his entire family and trying to make it seem like a Manson thing, didn't write in blood on the walls.
Well, disbarred attorney or not, I have never seen another case where the star witness for the prosecution held a PRESS CONFERENCE before she even testified at trial.
You have a star witness, you want to keep him/her locked up and silent, using what they have to say as a bombshell so you win the case. You don't put on a pony show with them since you have nothing to gain.
But as historians of the Col, we know BUG did indeed have something to gain. He had to rehabilitate his witness even before she got up there. Because the obvious question (Why did you go the second night and not call anyone you selfish bitch?) could never come up.
So a press conference, with her lawyers of course, not the BUG, to start painting the image of the scared little hippie girl was the way to go. And Kasabian comes off as a hero rather than a multi-murderer.
See... I want this blog to make you think. WHY would you not conclude IMMEDIATELY that there was a high chance that Hinman was related to Tate? WHY would you have a press conference for your star witness EXCEPT To win your case in the press? What was BUG so afraid of?
Think people, think!