The SJC deadline for Benjamin LaGuer’s pro bono attorney James C. Rehnquist to file his brief is this Monday. I will post it to the BenLaGuer web site as soon as it is public and I can get ahold of a copy.
The latest, which came in this week, is from Hans Sherrer, the president of the Seattle based Justice Institute and publisher of the magazine Justice Denied.
The conclusion of his scathing seven-page report (which can be read in full at BenLaGuer.com) is:
“After reviewing a cross-section of the factors involved in Benjamin LaGuers case, the most reasonable conclusion is his conviction was not merely a tragic error by an imperfect system, but it was a grave and avoidable miscarriage of justice.”
Assistant district attorney Sandra L. Hautanen, for the Commonwealth, will have until October 11 to respond to Rehnquist’s brief.