A court employee who retrieved photos and deleted text messages from Trayvon Martin’s cellphone has been placed on administrative leave after an attorney testified that prosecutors didn’t properly turn over the evidence to the defense, an attorney said Wednesday.
Former prosecutor Wesley White said he was ethically obligated to reveal that Fourth Judicial Circuit Information Technology Director Ben Kruidbos retrieved the data that weren’t turned over.
This case is turning into a prosecutorial nightmare. Mark O’Mara apparently is sharp as a tack and as advertised by releasing the pics and text last week, probably obtained from the cell phone provider. Now, since the prosecution not only did not turn the evidence, but actually tried to destroy it, it creates a “reasonable doubt” on the possible and still not selected jury pool…”what are these guys not telling me/hiding from me/lying about?” It does not look well for the People that their legal representatives are outright perjuring themselves…. OK, maybe I am not using the proper terms, but you get the gist.
Let’s see if Angela Corey still has a job by the end of this year.