Judge rules gang expert and prosecutor can testify in barbershop murder trial part two

I’ve cross examined a sitting judge before but never a prosecutor. In Ocean County, Judge Daniels has ruled that a State gang expert and the prosecutor for the first barbershop murder case can testify at the second trial.  Normally, I would love to cross examine a prosecutor but knowing this prosecutor personally, I doubt that the defense is going to trip him up at all.  All I have to say to the defense attorneys in this case is good luck.

James Russell, Jamell Scott, Lee Reeves and Trishawn Cochran, all reputed members of the Bloods street gang, will be on trial for the alleged murder of Athelma Vazquez and the attempted murders of her teenage daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, Christian Vivar Granados.  Granados was the state’s only witness to implicate Russell, Scott and a third man, Tyleek Baker of Manchester, in the murder of Jose Francisco Olivares.

Olivares shot and killed at the Man, Woman and Child barbershop in Lakewood on Feb. 7, 2006. Russell, Scott and Baker have already been  convicted of his murder.

Story  is here.

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