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Showing posts from February 17, 2013

Gus Searcy Says Arias Called Him After Murder

It's been awhile since we first heard about Gus Searcy, a Pre Paid Legal employee who was called early in the trial (see January 29 post "Fireworks in The Courtroom") and openly sparred with Prosecutor Juan Martinez because of Searcy's antagonistic responses.

The defense team alleged there was "Prosecutorial Misconduct" in that Gus Searcy had left phone messages for Martinez and the State didn't return his calls.  There was misconduct alleged for the States handling of two other potential witnesses, Chris & Sky Hughes. I'd have to go back and look at my notes from that day to get more specific, however - I do recall Mr. Searcy being argumentative and non responsive, and Juan Martinez had clearly had enough of him.

What I recall from Searcy's testimony is that he never really said anything that left any impact - instead, what was most memorable from his testimony is the very high opinion he seems to have of himself as he explained what it takes…