Saturday, August 05, 2006

This Is Why People Hate Lawyers

This is just ridiculous.

A King County Superior Court judge set a hearing for Monday on a motion to dismiss arson and four aggravated-murder charges against Conner Schierman.

Schierman appeared in court Thursday on the motion filed by his defense attorney, James Conroy, but Judge Gregory Canova postponed any decision until after another hearing Monday.

Conroy has argued that a fair trial would be impossible because Kirkland police inadvertently released investigation notes to Seattle's KING-TV. He also asked the court to seal the documents, but Canova refused to do that until the Monday hearing.