Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Prosecution Rests, in the Lauren Burk Murder Trial
 
Lauren Burk

 
By David in TN
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 3:17 a.m.

Today, the prosecution rested in the Lauren Burk murder trial.

Yesterday, the jury viewed the tape of the suspect’s police interview. The suspect, Courtney Lockhart, gave his story of what happened.

Experts also testified that Lockhart had Burk’s blood on his shirt when arrested.

 

Courtney Lockhart

 

On the tape, Lockhart told of driving around the Auburn campus that day until he spotted Lauren Burk. Do you sort of wonder what Lockhart’s purpose was in driving around a college campus?

“I came up behind her and made her get in the car...and she was just screaming,” Lockhart said on tape.

Lockhart admitted that he made Miss Burk take her clothes off. He said that she begged for her life and offered to help him, but Lockhart supposedly said that she couldn’t. The gun “went off.”

The defense is presumably going to be post traumatic stress on an “Iraq war veteran.”

The Daily Beast, of all people, had a piece on the case a week ago entitled, “PTSD: How the U.S. Army Failed Veteran Courtney Lockhart.” The theme of the article is that Lockhart should not get the death penalty, because the war made him a killer.

NS: If ‘the war made Lockhart a killer,’ shouldn’t The Daily Beast be arguing against his being prosecuted at all? Or is it racist to be logically consistent?

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