Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Harlow to File Appeal...

Sources tell me that an attorney is preparing to file an appeal for Harlow Cuadra.

Update @ 4:26 PM: The appeal has been filed to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania by Attorney Paul J. Walker.

Update @ 4:34 PM: The appeal is from "the Conviction and Sentence on March 16, 2009".

Update @ 4:41 PM: The Citizens' Voice is also reporting that Harlow Raymond Cuadra, who was convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence for Bryan Kocis' January 2007 stabbing death, is appealing his guilty verdict.

Cuadra "hereby appeals to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania from the Conviction and Sentence on March 16, 2009," reads a one-page document filed at the Luzerne County Courthouse today by Cuadra's attorney Paul J. Walker.

Cuadra, 27, of Virginia Beach, Va., was found guilty following a three-week-long trial, but the jury could not reach a unanimous decision for the death penalty.

Update @ 5:50 PM: If I had to guess... the appeal will have something to do with inadequate time for Harlow's (paid) attorney's to mount a proper defense... that and probably some moaning about the Fannick issue a year ago (that's my guess). Look for the complete filing to the Superior Court to be revealed shortly.