courant.com | Amero Granted New Trial
Go figure Computer experts know more then a police stations self proclaimed computer expert.
The judge cited a forensic computer analysis conducted by the state police crime lab - conducted after the guilty verdict - to support the argument that the verdict should be set aside. She said the lab report "contradicts testimony of the state's computer witness."
It doesn't look like there will be a new trial thankfully.
Prosecutor Smith said state would take no position on Dow's motion for a new trial, making it unlikely she will be tried again. Smith also acknowledged that erroneous information about the computer was presented during trial.
Evidently if people opine it is an attempt to improperly influence the court.
Judge Strackbein criticized the bloggers today, saying they tried to "improperly influence" the court.
I think Strackbein should lose her job over that comment. Its a free country and an open court. the trial was over for the criminal conviction. The one thing that is clear to me, Amero was jury was her peers the held a very naive view about what unscrupulous people can do with modern technology.