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QB Jefferson to take stand as grand jury convenes

Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:04 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2011 1:12 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Jordan Jefferson
will have the opportunity to tell the court his version of the Aug. 19 bar fight that resulted in his felony arrest--in his own words.

That's the news from Jefferson attorney Lewis Unglesby, who per CBSSports.com RapidReporter Glenn Guilbeau told media that Jefferson would be taking the stand himself during court proceedings next week.

 "Usually the defendant doesn't testify, but Jordan has consistently held the same position," Unglesby said. "He didn't do it."

This news arrives as the local court convenes a grand jury to determine whether ot not to indict Jefferson on his felony second-degree battery charge. According to District Attorney Hillar Moore III, the grand jury could elect to indict the senior quarterback, reduce his charges, or throw them out altogether.

"We want the jury to hear all sides so they can make the appropriate charges, if any," Moore said. He added that the level of "misinformation" and "confusion" surrounding the case has made the grand jury testimony necessary so the conflicting witness accounts can be presented "under oath and under the potential penalty of perjury."

Jefferson apparently won't be the only LSU player testifying to his innocence. Moore also revealed that 18 different Tiger teammates had signed "witness testimony" to the effect that Jefferson had done nothing wrong in the bar fight. Michael Bienvenu, attorney for four non-players injured in the fight, did offer that the players coming forward now -- after the arrests have already been made -- "looks suspicious" from his and his clients' point-of-view.

(Not surprisingly, Les Miles was happy that so many members of his team had come to their teammate's aid. But he was also less than thrilled that so many members had eelcted to break the team's curfew in the first place.)

Now, we're certainly no lawyers. But between

1. The lack of DNA evidence indicting Jefferson (and fellow accused teammate Josh Johns)
2. A DA who seems less-than-entirely-confident in the grand jury following through on the felony battery charge
3. The amount of witness testimony that would seem to exonerate Jefferson (even if testimony also exists that would condemn him)
4. A primary accuser who may not be entirely credible

the prevailing legal trend here would seem to be one in Jefferson's favor. It's not responsible to speculate on what conclusions the grand jury might reach -- or what those conclusiosn might mean for LSU, merrily plugging along with Jarrett Lee at quarterback -- but the door towards a Jefferson return at least appears to be open a crack. For now.
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:21 pm
 

QB Jefferson to take stand as grand jury convenes

"And not only that, it takes almost a year to get DNA results back in murder cases" Maybe in W Va.
hahahah.....that is so funny. The funny think is I don't live in WV. Try again



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:13 pm
 

QB Jefferson to take stand as grand jury convenes

"And not only that, it takes almost a year to get DNA results back in murder cases" Maybe in W Va.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:03 pm
 

QB Jefferson to take stand as grand jury convenes

Of course LSU fans are saying Jefferson didn't do it and there is all this evidence to prove it....but do you really think he wouldn't have been charged if there wasn't some sort of evidence showing he was invovled? And not only that, it takes almost a year to get DNA results back in murder cases, do you really think DNA results will come back for a simple felony assualt charge in only a few months?



Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 2:48 pm
 

QB Jefferson to take stand as grand jury convenes

yes Jefferson could be facing a civil lawsuit.

But seriously...

1- video evidence suggest Jefferson would have had to leave the bar wearing 1 shirt and immediately upon walking out the door changed shirts so that he is wearing the right color shirt seen in video 2

2-  the DNA evidence that is lacking from Jefersons shoes and clothes that would show the victims blood or spit is still lacking

3- Jefferson's attorney at present is interested in getting the charges dropped.  He is solely presenting what will get the charges dropped.

4- At some point, Jefferson's attorney will be faced with a possible civil suit.  At which time he will present video evidence that Mr Lowery and his newfound girlfriend Ms Long changed their stories not once but twice.  Yes.  Ch 9 and Ch 2 interviewed them immediately after the fight.  Lowery said I think it was some football players.  Then Long said there were football players in the fight.  Then they said I think it was Jordan Jefferson.  And then they told police it was Jordan Jefferson.

Then he will show the police report that said there was NO injuries to Lowery, and the officer noted minor red spots.  And he will show a picture of Lowery after the fact that looks like he was beaten badly.  He will ask how any body could say no injuries seeing that face.  And then he will suggest the witness may have been in a subsequent fight...

Then he will call the bar employees to the stand who will testify that Lowery started a fight outside and a pickup drove up and guys got out and "rescued" Lowery.  Actually they will show they entered the fight and no one was rescued.

and then the judge and or jury will say  GUYS GO HOME!

or maybe a counter defamation suit will follow

STAR LSU PLAYER DENIED SENIOR SEASON AT LSU
Pro Career now in doubt.

now that is a Civil suit that may be of interest...




Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 2:09 pm
 

QB Jefferson to take stand as grand jury convenes

We shall see.  Jefferson will still be facing a serious civil lawsuit no matter what the grand jury decides.    



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