Richard E. Panosh Asst. Dist. Att.
I have seen
the letter you sent Jack indicating that you intended to try Ronnie
Kimble's case in late January. As I indicated to you on the phone, a
major reason for my accepting appointment to this case was your
assurance when I talked to you that the case "would not be tried
before May." I felt then, as I still do, that my heavy schedule
would not allow adequate preparation if a trial date prior to May
was contemplated. With that assurance I simply have not prepared for
this case as I should have.
that scheduling power rests with the prosecution and that I will not
be able to change that fundamental unfairness. I also recognize the
realities of the situation are such that it would be unlikely for a
judge to grant us a continuance. Although we have faced each other
in adversarial roles many times, I have a great deal of respect for
your skill and ability as a lawyer and I would hope there is at
least some mutual feeling on your part. I would simply ask that as a
concession to that, if nothing else, we sit down and see if we could
not come up with a mutually agreeable trial date.
I am and
W. David Lloyd
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