Murray Weiss, of the New York Post, should win a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of this case. His latest article in the POST covers Darryl Littlejohn's reaction to the slain student's disappearance:
"What's 'all the fuss' about, a steely cool Darryl Littlejohn told a patron of The Falls bar in the days just after another patron, Imette St. Guillen, was found brutally slain. Littlejohn icily told a regular at the SoHo gin mill where he worked that he was surprised at the level of interest in the case. He also didn't bat an eyelash when detectives grilled him about his whereabouts the morning St. Guillen disappeared. Seasoned investigators believe the ice in Littlejohn's veins is a sign of the prime suspect's overwhelming confidence that he has effectively covered his tracks, sources said.This guy is going to be a tough nut to crack. Unfortunately, his attorney has taken the wrong tact -- way outside of his mandate. [See the Sope-Bocks post from 02/06/06] Mr. O'Donnell, Littlejohn's attorney, is already trying to make his client out as a victim by creating media sound bytes to accuse the police and press of using Darryl Littlejohn as a scapegoat.
In a new development, sources say Littlejohn worked for a bail-enforcement company in Passaic, N.J., and believe he could have gotten a bulletproof vest, badge and clothing there.An official with the outfit - the U.S. Recovery Bureau - said Littlejohn had taken a 30-hour course for a bail-enforcement license at a school it runs in Brooklyn."
A defense attorney's ONE and ONLY mandate is to make sure his client gets a fair trial. If this guy works diligently to get Littlejohn off by claiming a tainted jury, prejudiced venue or some other slimeball lawyer trick, HE should spend the remainder of his miserable life in jail -- with a lifesize poster of Imette St. Guillen in his cell -- being forced to look at her in life and in death. This kind of B.S. is why I can't stand 99% of lawyers in this country. They act like pure scumbags who will do anything to either take snatch greedily from citizens or get lowlifes like one Darryl Littlejohn off when guilt is more than obvious. Yea, I know -- I could blame the system. But I don't blame up the food chain. I blame the guys who are working hard to screw real victims out of justice. Enough of my soapbox rants... See ya tomorrow!