“A trial begins Monday for a man who claims he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot the owner of a Shawnee gun store,” The Kansas City Star reported Monday. “De’Anthony Wiley is charged with felony first-degree murder in the January 2015 killing of Jon Bieker.”
While it’s understood that a lawyer’s job is to present the best defense, this is possibly the lowest legal tactic I’ve ever seen, and you can’t convince me that Lindsey Erickson, one of the attorneys representing Wiley, believes her own argument.
The circumstances directly leading to Bieker’s slaying aren’t even disputable, as a guilty verdict for one accomplice and a guilty plea from another leave no reasonable doubt.
by David Codrea