Michigan Judge Threatens To Throw Out Plea Bargain After Murderer Smirks Through Victim Statement

JONATHAN TURLEY

Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 10.49.07 PM.pngDefense counsel often discuss demeanor in court with our clients.  One thing that we all agree on is that it is a uniquely bad idea to smirk during victim statements, particularly in a murder case.  That is one lesson Danta Wright, 17, did not learn and it almost cost him the plea bargain negotiated with prosecutors.

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