Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I wonder if CBS moved up its air date of last night's "48 Hours Mystery" because of today's Third Court of Appeals oral arguments in The State of Texas v. Colton Aaron Pitonyak? I'll be watching those arguments this afternoon. At trial, Pitonyak's lawyers wanted manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide (according to my own trial notes, so I hope I got that right) included in the charge, not solely first degree murder. So I think that Judge Flowers' ruling against allowing the lesser-included charges will be the primary issue on appeal.