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John Burkoff on Questions Asked During the Guilt Phase of the Poplawski Trial

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June 26, 2011

Professor John Burkoff commented on the final efforts of the defense in the guilt phase of the Richard Poplawski trial in Pittsburgh.  The defense had little good evidence to work with to assert that Poplawski might not be guilty, said Professor Burkoff.  The types of questions being asked by the defense meant that "defense counsel has a very difficult case, to put it mildly, and what they're doing is preparing for the next phase," in which the question will be whether or not Poplawski gets the death penalty.


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