Dec 4, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 2, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Judge bars defense team for ex-Mass. cop charged in Salem sexual assault
Judge Marguerite Wageling dismissed two Massachusetts lawyers for Carlos Gonzalez, 48, just as he was about to go on trial in Rockingham County Superior Court on 14 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
Defense lawyers Walter and Alexandria Jacobs, who are father and daughter, were close friends with Gonzalez for several years and also knew the alleged victim and two other witnesses in the case, according to court records.
Wageling concluded that because of the past relationship the defense lawyers had with the witnesses, including the victim, they had to be barred from representing Gonzalez.
“Walter Jacobs asserted to the court the fact that (the victim) never disclosed her sexual assaults to him in his capacity as her physician,” Wageling said in a court order. “He shared these facts on the record for the purpose of demonstrating that he has no conflict in representing the defendant in this case.”
Wageling also agreed with prosecutors that the two lawyers could become material witnesses in the case, given their personal knowledge.
A jury acquitted Gonzalez during a recent trial in Florida on Nov. 19 in another sexual assault case involving a young girl.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- In Gorham, landlord saw a change in kidnap suspect - 0
- Family of abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart offers hope in wake of Conway teen's ordeal - 1
- Feds step up protection against sexual violence - 0
- 2 more arrested over alleged drug dealer robbery in Exeter - 0
- State seeks to address handling of campus assaults - 0
- Update: Londonderry search of shooting victim's home has concluded - 0
- N.Y. man sentenced in sex assault of NH child in 1988 - 0
- Hearing ordered in 1971 murder - 0
- Police investigating bank robbery in Nashua - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Dave D'Onfrio's Patriots Notebook: Finding a way to win - 0
- Sam Asano's Let's Invent: NoNose gets readers talking like nobody's business - 0
- Know the Law: Your trust can be named beneficiary of an IRA - 0
- Another View -- Bill O'Brien: Ask your state rep. to vote for transparency in the House - 1
- Old friends and a 'homeless angel' make for good stories anytime - 0
- Clooney gets it: Sony attack was not a 'crime' - 1
- New coats warm city kids, firefighters' hearts - 0
- NHIAA Roundup: Martin, Pinkerton top Salem in tournament - 0
- Inmate reported missing from Concord transitional unit - 0
The Sony hack: Kim's judgment of Obama
'Everybody was extremely fortunate'
- Whom do you think bears the brunt of the blame for the mayhem this weekend in Keene?
- KSC students
- KSC administration
- Visitors from out of town
- A combination of any/all of the above
- Total Votes: 2483