John Burkoff on Poplawski's Request for a New Trial
Professor John Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the request for a new trial by convicted killer Richard Poplawski was standard fare. Such requests generally contain every conceivable legal issue. "They want to bring up the kitchen sink. You can expect everything they possibly can think of to be in this motion," Burkoff said. "If they don't bring it up now, they risk waiving the issue later."