• Jonathan Turley
One can certainly understand Tyree Threatt, 21, being confused. He was
charged after a victim picked out his photo as the man who robbed her.
However, the robbery occurred while Threatt was in jail on another
robbery charge. Now here is the bizarre twist. Nicholas Cooksley, his
public defender, showed the court the record proving that it was
impossible for Threatt to have committed the crime. Indeed, what could
be a better alibi than being in jail? Well, it was not good enough for
the prosecutor who refused to drop the charge and insisted on a trial.
Even more bizarre was the judge who agreed that a trial would be needed....
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