It's the middle of the month, time for another letter to the District Attorney! Please join me in sending these in; you can copy this one, write your own, or just print off one of the flyers to your right and send that in. We need to continually make our presence known, to let Harris County know that we're out here and we want justice.
DA Mike Anderson
I’m writing today about the case of Carlos Coy, #908426.
As more information about his situation comes to light, I can only conclude that he did not receive a fair trial. He was prohibited from making arguments that, from my perspective, appear to have been extremely relevant; in at least one case, the trial transcript shows that the judge was laughing as he refused to allow the defense lawyer to make the argument that, since the child had access to pornography, she may have been familiar with sex acts without ever having been assaulted by Coy.
You understand how difficult it can be to summarize an entire court case into one letter, but I urge you to review the case for yourself, or have it reviewed by someone in your office. As a non-lawyer, it’s difficult for me to pinpoint specific legal arguments in favor of my opinion, but the more we learn about the behavior of the State and the Court in this case, the more I am convinced that something must be done; I believe that Carlos Coy must receive a fair trial, and I urge you to familiarize yourself with his case.
Why should a judge be laughing as he prohibits the jury from hearing a relevant argument? Why should prosecutors be allowed to tweak testimony in court, on the record, changing it from one day to the next, with only the most advantageous version of it being presented to the jury?
Perhaps you can help answer these questions; if not then please, review the case. Give Carlos Coy another shot at justice.
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