Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kingfish delves into drama surrounding testimony in the Irby case

Kingfish over at Jackson Jambalaya has an interesting post on ADA Patrick Beasley's Motion to Preserve Testimony of Stuart Irby in State v. Karen Irby. I recommend both the post and the debate taking place in the comments below it. I haven't chimed in yet, as I've been under a mountain at work, but I will when I get some free time to examine the issue.


Anonymous said...

Alright Eichelberger, I started the debate about the spousal privilege/spousal competency differences over at Jackson Jambalaya (which I selfishly assume you were referencing) and I haven't had the time to do the research to figure out the answer. I was really hoping one of you crim lawyers would let us know what the law actually says. Please accept this as a formal request for both you and Jim to head over to Jackson Jambalaya and ignore all of the other comments and let your opinion on the spousal privilege/competency be known.

Anonymous said...

Also, would somebody tell us why two local witness have already been served a subpoena by the state to appear in court the first day of Karen Irby's trial in March 2010? Why serve the subpoenas nine months before the trial? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

Nevermind. KF cleared up the spousal privilege/competency issue for me.