Monday, September 26, 2016

Post Standard: How Onondaga's DA Became Lead Prosecutor in the Big County

   Here's an interesting Syracuse news story about why CNY folks have to watch their full time DA off in Canton taking the lead in the murder trial of another full time DA who apparently doesn't know how or is too inept to prosecute the case.
   William Fitzpatrick started out offering advice to Mary Rain, but as Ms. Rain's problems blossomed, the Onondaga County DA too over the trial of Oral Hillary.
   Big County residents should ask why this is the case but so should Onondaga County residents as there are lots of murders there surely in need of the oversight of the elected DA.
     The judge's verdict is expected soon in Canton.
      If it's a guilty verdict, who claims the win ?

http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/09/how_syracuse_da_took_control_of_north_country_murder_trial_from_troubled_local_d.html#incart_m-rpt-1

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe SLC should fire Rain and subcontract out service from Fitz !!

Anonymous said...

1254.. You do that at election time only. Our DA is the laughing stock of the State and her peers. Fitzpatrick is an obsessed man who feels he is right no matter what.. Only that would have proceeded with this case. The Phillips family should have listened to Ms Duve as the evidence just isnt there. The case would have remained open and could have been tried with no statute of limitions as other crimes had. Now a not guilty lets a potential murderer off scott free courtesy of Mary Rain... If he is convicted it will be appealed and re-tried because of Mary Rains illegal actions during this action no doubt about that.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you have to try a case no matter what. No new evidence will materialize in the future, and any delay will taint the evidence they do have as jurors would wonder why they waited if no new evidence showed. If they wanted a trial it was now or never

Anonymous said...

Oh come on mayor Graham, This is a difficult case. They finally charged the guy who did it and the kid has been dead over five years waiting for justice. We don't want the murderer to get away with it. But he definitely would have if the voters left it up to you and your type. Instead they voted in a woman who cares about justice. She cares enough to bring in someone better than herself. Too bad you didn't have the grace to do the same back when you were giving the store away to the fire union all those years. If you were more humble and admitted when you weren't up to the task, you would still be mayor today.

Nah...not really...but still, if you had...negotiating on behalf of the taxpayers would be much easier today than it is.