By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, © www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
With Amanda Knox’s murder conviction reversed, as the appeals court cited faulty DNA evidence, and reports emerged of her prosecutor under fire for misconduct in other cases, it made me wonder if a tough American lawyer I watched tangle with Italian justice a few years back might have made a difference.
Had Gloria Allred been willing or able to take on Amanda Knox’s cause, might her media librettos have raised enough hell to expose Italy’s judicial dysfunction as she did after the murder of a California woman caught in its macho of indifference?
She made a small dent five years ago, but it was too late for Toni Dykstra.
Here’s what I remember:
It was 7 AM on the last Friday in September when the gray Lancia rolls down Via Sistina and pulls up to the five-star InterContinental hotel. Rome is waking up to the aroma of rich espresso laced with exhaust fumes and to the furies of an American feminist lawyer on a mission. Read the rest of this entry »
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all righrts reserved
Nancy Grace gigs Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Ray Giudice, as usual, asking of Casey Anthony might blame “Dingo dogs or Martians next.”
But Giudice bobs and weaves, tries a winning smile, then lays blame at the feet of Jose Baez.
“What we’re seeing,” says Giudice, one our top sponsors at The Bald Truth,’ “is an incompetent defense team. Their experts aren’t prepared, Their direct exams are sloppy, and as we all know, a sloppy direct can lead to a devastating cross.” Read the rest of this entry »
Journalist Art Harris: holes in Haleigh Cummings family stories: updated May 25, 2011
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
After more than two years after what police are calling the unsolved murder of five year old Haleigh Cummings, The Bald Truth reported new exclusive details like a second Misty Croslin brother who allegedly flunked a polygraph following four flubs by the former 17 year old babysitter and brother Tommy, who also flunked a lie detector test that sparked his wife, Lindsy to file for divorce. That from our sources close to the investigation.
Not much has changed since we first reported it on HLN’s Nancy Grace show in March, but law enforcement sources tell The Bald Truth there are new questions surrounding what, if any role, Misty brother, Timmy, and his wife, Chelsea, may have played the night Haleigh vanished. Read the rest of this entry »
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c)artharris.com, all rights reserved
At four, his son, Ayden, is a tough cookie, fighting bad guys like his Dad, FDLE special agent Jason Jolicoeur, a fearless gang buster praised for tackling the violent Crips and Bloods in Flagler County, Florida, and mopping up their mean streets.
Only in Ayden’s case, the bad guy is cancer, a rare and aggressive childhood type called Glioblastoma that made him sick while on family vacation in April. In May, he was diagnosed with the rapidly spreading disease; doctors removed a tumor and urged a pricey treatment called proton therapy and chemo.
“As a Dad, I’ve got to wake up every day and know that beast is in his back,” agent Jolicoeur told First Coast News, a father who watches his son smile every day, then excuses himself to go into the bathroom to “cry my head off.”