Archive for Friday, June 26, 2009

Judge delays rapist’s sentencing

A judge has delayed sentencing for a man convicted of raping a Kansas University student 12 years ago.

June 26, 2009


A judge has delayed sentencing for a man convicted of raping a Kansas University student 12 years ago.

Robert Grey was scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning in Douglas County District Court, after a jury convicted him in May of the 1997 rape.

Grey kidnapped a woman at gunpoint from the Naismith Hall parking lot, drove her to a secluded area near the tennis courts at Lawrence High School and raped her.

Advances in DNA technology helped identify him a decade after the crime was committed.

Defense attorney Jessica Travis asked for the delay, due to questions about her client's criminal history. The defense also plans to file a motion seeking a reduced sentence.

Judge Peggy Kittel set a new sentencing date for Aug. 4.


helter_skelter 8 years, 6 months ago

And this is the number 1 reason why I absolutely despise defense attorneys: "I know my client has been found guilty. I know he did this horrible thing and that he's a piece of scumbag garbage... but I'd like to file a motion requesting a reduced sentence."

Defense attorneys: you should be ashamed of yourselves.

bluerayborn 8 years, 6 months ago

You are correct in saying that helter_skelter. Ms. Travis is a real piece of work. She was pure aggravation at the trial. She's a real courtroom princess.

inbetweentowns 8 years, 6 months ago

I'm ashamed of the people that think the defense attorneys suck because you ought to put yourself in the suspects families shoes. The attorney was fighting for this man's sons to have a father around who loves them a great deal. And a mother and sister who are left and have to keep on their smiley faces to make it seem like they are dealing with this ok. They are not as a matter of fact.

Thinking_Out_Loud 8 years, 6 months ago

Nonsense, helter_skelter. The defense attorney's job is to be an advocate for her client's interest. The defense attorney doesn't have the privilege of believing her client doesn't deserve every legal break possible--she must advocate for the client. If she can't, she must withdraw as the attorney of record.

The system will work through the process; don't be impatient.

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