I appreciate the appellate decision today. It supports my belief that the trial of Mechele was fraught with error.
First, this decision would never have been possible without the defense conducted by Kevin Fitzgerald and Wayne Fricke. You might pause and say that there wouldn’t need to be an appellate decision if the defense was conducted different. “Mechele would have been found ‘not guilty’ from the start if a different defense was employed”. I think you would be wrong. This jury convicted Mechele before the case was over.
Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Fricke called foul many times and created an appellate record. We had many appellate points that were valid and documented by counsel. It is my belief that there were many more errors in this trial. However, out of the dozens of points illustrated by Mr. Fitzgerald, our appellate attorneys had to narrow it down to three. And that is where Miss Orlansky, Mr. Feldman, and Mr. Bryner come in.
The firm of Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders navigated the potential appellate points and chose the course that would best combat the errors of the trial court. They are brilliant and a tribute to the American justice system.
You see, it was not a fair trial. We played by one set of rules and the Prosecution chose to play by another. They played to the media while we played by the rules. The judge erred (more on this later after sleep) and was called on it by a higher court. No dispute.
I am grateful that the American justice system checked and balanced. And as I stated, there were more errors in this trial than the errors we challenged. However, the errors in trial presented by Mr. Feldman were stark.
A new trial will be forthcoming. An astute defense will follow. More witnesses have come forward and we will challenge the Prosecution narrative more aggressively. But… we will NOT try this case through the media. Therefore, we apologize if that is what you are looking for. You will not see me or Mechele on the 11:00 (2300) news. Sorry.
Thank you for your support.