On August 19, Deputy DA Lawrence Morrison delivered the opening statement and a week later, the videotape of the beating was shown. The doctors who treated Denny testified, describing his wounds and their efforts to repair them. Next to testify were witnesses of the beating and Denny’s rescuers. The prosecution rested on September 17, 1993. The defense began pleading on September 20, making a case for unpremeditated assault, with Faal challenging the video evidence and portraying Williams as a victim of poverty and racism. In the closing arguments, the defense attorneys claimed that Williams and Watson were being used as scapegoats for the L.A. riots. The prosecution counter-argued that the two had knowingly tried to kill Denny and were not victims.
Williams’ lawyers successfully argued that he had not intended to kill Denny; he was found not guilty of attempted murder, assault, and aggravated mayhem, and convicted of four misdemeanors and simple mayhem, while Watson was convicted of a single misdemeanor assault charge.
Denny got nothing from the city for their negligence and refusal to respond. Had it not been for passers by that knew how to drive his rig, he probably would have died in the street.
Yesterday… Chauvin- Guilty, guilty, guilty based on video evidence… And all they talk about is accountability. And Xiden called the family to ‘congratulate’ them… They also got something in the neighborhood of $14M from a gofundme, and $27M from the city.
In other news, if you are a conservative blogger and on BLOGGER, you might want to make sure you have your blog backed up.
Mr. G, at My Daily Kona was taken down on Monday, and he found out the ‘reason’ was that he was accused of ‘spamming’ with his blog. He’s going to go through the appeals process, but said it may take a couple of weeks.