Friday, April 8, 2011

That's a long misdemeanor trial

I still believe the jury will convict him.

However, a two week DWI misdemeanor trial seems a bit excessive.  Judge Shelton needs to step it up.

Jurors deliberating in ex-cop's DWI trial
He flipped his car, and alcohol level .08 hours later.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-news

After nearly two weeks of testimony, jurors began deliberating Thursday afternoon in the driving while intoxicated trial of former San Antonio Police Officer Winder Morales, who's accused of flipping an unmarked police car while driving drunk.

But after an hour and a half of deliberations, the jury's only decision was to go home for the evening and resume the next morning.

County Court-at-Law No. 9 Judge Walden Shelton and attorneys on both sides all commented Thursday on the unusual length of the Class B misdemeanor trial, which started March 28. Morales faces a maximum punishment of six months in jail.