Longtime readers are aware of my complete hatred of “Hang ’em High” Nancy Grace, the idiot former prosecutor who has never found a defendant innocent, and does everything she can to prejudice the public in her show trials on CNN (past posts on the disgusting Grace can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here).
Believe it or not, there is actually someone I like less- Wendy Murphy. The difference, of course, is that Murphy gets less face time, but when she does, she never fails to thrill. Check out this exchange on Anderson Cooper in an exchange about the Massachussetts double murder:
COOPER: But — but — but, also, I mean, the crime scene, they — you had people coming and going, friends and family and police searching the house multiple times. It’s not even clear — I mean, they — they — they looked in the bedroom. They didn’t find the bodies. Someone, a clever defense attorney, could argue, well, they were moved there.
MURPHY: Oh, come on.
WEINTRAUB: They might even tell the truth, Anderson, and they might say that the — that the bodies were there. The police didn’t lift the covers of the blankets and see the mother and the child. It’s not a very bloody scene.
It’s a small-caliber weapon. And, you know, if we learned anything from Scott Peterson, we have learned that this guy should just keep his mouth shut, and he should exercise the right of privilege and not voluntarily return. There’s a lynch-mob mentality, as you can hear from Wendy…
WEINTRAUB: … waiting for his return to the United States.
COOPER: Wendy, you said, “Oh, come on.”
MURPHY: Oh, look…
WEINTRAUB: This man should stay with his parents.
MURPHY: Look, first of all, the fact that the police didn’t see the bodies is because he covered them in a bug puffy blanket before he fled the country.
And if there is one thing we learned from Scott Peterson, I think it’s that the guilty guy’s behavior after the crime is damning evidence. It doesn’t mean he’s socially unacceptable, Jayne, to take off, to leave the country, to run like a chicken, to remain silent, and not to attend the funeral.
And just like that, Wendy has decided that not only is Neil Entwistle guilty, but she knows how he did it.
This isn’t about being suspicious about Entwistle- I think he probably was involved in the murders. This is about Wendy Murphy and her willingness to plant bullshit into the public well. She has no facts, no idea what happened, and this is a life or death case for Neil Entwistle. There should be a way to disbar lawyers who behave this recklessly and carelessly.