Thursday, April 17, 2008

Charges dropped for homeless man
who flashed toy gun while panhandling

A felony robbery charge has been dropped, freeing a homeless man accused of flashing a realistic-looking toy gun before asking a patron in a San Francisco laundry for 50 cents to buy a can of beer.

A jury had deadlocked 8-4 in favor of acquitting Stephen Quiles, and a mistrial was declared. Prosecutors now say they will not retry the case.

"That's an appropriate result," said Quiles' attorney, Eric Liberman. "I'm still wondering how four people were willing to vote guilty on a case that I thought clearly raised, at a minimum, reasonable doubt, if not actual proof of innocence."

Read the San Francisco Chronicle article here. And see previous post here.


At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Richard said...

This won't really have success, I believe this way.
our shop Thanks so much for this post, quite effective info.


Post a Comment

<< Home