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Rapist/attempted murderer Blanks loses court appeal

Original post made on Sep 10, 2013

A Santa Clara man convicted of committing multiple sex crimes and attempted murder in Palo Alto lost an appeal in the California Court of Appeal on Aug. 29.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Grasping at straws keeps lawyers gainfully employed for years.


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Posted by Jon Parsons
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Jon Parsons is a registered user.

Let's not be too hard on the lawyers, who are under a fiduciary duty to do their best for their client. Sometimes those Hail Mary passes carry the day, and if you do not try, you never know. And sometimes
representing bad guys is like holding a wolf by the ears, where at the end of the day the trick is to get away without getting bitten by your own client.


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