By Crescenzo Vellucci Vanguard Sacramento Bureau
SACRAMENTO – Defendant Andre Lamont Smith – accused of planting a scissors when confronted with their spouse – scored a totally free jail haircut the other day to check great for his future hearing resulting in their test for felony spousal punishment and witness tampering.
Thursday but Smith was left with nowhere to go – but home – after those charges were dismissed late. The test was set to do this week.
“The prosecution had witness that is major problems,” said defense lawyer Claire White, who appears to have a knack of winning just just just what be seemingly impossible instances, including a simple verdict when it comes to an activist whom tossed a cake, and admitted he achieved it, when confronted with previous Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson.
In Smith’s instance, “A trial will be a waste of taxpayer resources,” said White at Smith’s trial that is preliminary in January, noting that “There wasn’t sufficient to keep Andre.”
The alleged victim, his spouse, swore in the stand that Smith did do it n’t. And also bailed him away from prison.
“She lied towards the authorities (and) didn’t mention him to police until an officer proposed Andre ended up being the attacker in ” said White october. “She felt bad sufficient (in regards to the accusation) to bail (Andre) out.”
The alleged victim refused to say if Smith stabbed her with a scissors in the face, as police had sworn she told them during evasive and confusing preliminary hearing testimony in early January.
But despite the fact that, Sacramento County Superior Judge Maryanne G. Gilliard found – despite the refusal associated with the witness that is only name Smith whilst the attacker – to bind Smith over to face felony spousal punishment and witness tampering costs. Continue reading