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May 11, 2006

NOW This Stinks

...like a SEVEN DAY OLD mullet and I mean reeks.

A Durham police detective investigating the Duke University lacrosse case arrested an alibi witness Wednesday on a 2 1/2-year-old misdemeanor warrant.
Taxi driver Moezeldin Elmostafa said Investigator R.D. Clayton and another officer asked whether he had anything new to tell them about the rape case before driving him to the Durham County jail. He said no and was held for five hours, until a friend posted his bail on a shoplifting charge.

Ernest Conner, a Greenville lawyer who represents defendant Reade Seligmann, said the cabbie's arrest amounted to intimidation. "It appears to me they are trying to pressure a witness who supports our defendant's rock-solid alibi," Conner said.

This is gonna make one hell of a Law and Order episode.

All I can add is "don't get yerself arrested for speeding in Durham." It's like the Hotel California there.
NOTE: Our earlier post notes Mr. Elmostafa's evolving story.

Posted by tree hugging sister at May 11, 2006 10:08 AM