Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here's One Way To Prejudice A Jury Pool

Do an "exclusive" interview with a local station after a judge denied a "change of venue" motion and just before a trial...

Karen Cunagin Sypher did with WDRB-TV/Fox41's Bennett Haeberle as they get closer to trial in Louisville...

She's charged with trying to extort money from Rick Pitino. She says she gets "chills" thinking about the possibility of going to prison, and she also says she has turned down repeated plea deals from prosecutors.

Sypher says she is prepared for her trial, which is set for July 26th in U.S. District Court in Louisville, where she knows it could end with a trip to prison.

It's been widely known – though not reported by members of the press – that Sypher was offered plea deals to avoid a criminal trial.

Here's the exchange between Haeberle and Cunagin Sypher...

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