CA vs. Spector – Cast Changes for the New Season
Posted by thedarwinexception on October 4, 2007
So Spector was back in court yesterday, at a status conference for his retrial, which should take place in approximately 4 months – but don’t bet the farm on the 4 month date, since Spector’s attorneys confirmed in court to the judge yesterday that he is, indeed, in talks with about a half dozen new attorneys, ready to form his fourth high powered legal defense team. And do we want to speculate on who these lawyers could be? High powered, not already fired by Spector, willing (or insistent) to take on high profile cases….I’m thinking Tom Mesereau has to be in there somewhere, right? Whoever they are, they will have only Dennis Riordan and Christopher Plourd as co-counsel from the last outing. But Plourd has said he will continue only if the new counsel would like him to. Figures, of course, that Riordan would be staying on, since he’s the most annoying of all the attorneys. Hopefully if new counsel keeps him on board someone sends him an actual fucking plane ticket to be in the courtroom – because that “I’m on the phone your honor” shit has got to fucking go.
Spector did not attend the proceedings Wednesday and there wee no cameras allowed. Plourd, acting as counsel. asked the judge for a date six months into the future as a tentative start date. The judge told Plourd that Spector should be ready in 4.
Judge Fidler also told Plourd that Spector should be ready – with his new attorneys – for the next hearing on October 23rd. So we won’t have to wait long to find out who exactly Spector hires for the first round. Not that these will be the *final* attorneys come trial time – as we know, Spector goes through attorneys fairly quickly, and the hiring of one doesn’t mean that they will actually be around come trial time.
But the one thing I am looking forward to the most with the new trial is what this “new set of eyes and ears”, as Rosen diplomatically called the hiring of a new team, will settle on as their main defense theory. One would hope that they will have a set theory and not an ever evolving one, as was presented in the first trial. And it will be interesting to see if Henry Lee shows up, and if Michael Baden testifies now that his wife isn’t part of the defense team, and even more interesting will be how the prosecution changes.
Will they conduct a psychological autopsy, now that the jurors have made it clear that this would have helped them? Will they put on more witnesses and evidence to counter the “depressed, over the hill actress” testimony, with friends who can portray Lana as happy and upbeat? Will they beef up the forensics and hammer home the scientific evidence, and will they include the lesser related charges for the jury?
I’m telling ya, this new season of “Spector on Trial” has me more excited than the season 4 debut of “Lost”.