Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DEVELOPING: Sypher Attorney Says Witnesses "May Have Lied"

((HT: WDRB-TV Louisville))

The attorney for Karen Sypher, who was convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, says prosecution witnesses may have lied during trial.

James Earhart alleged that idea in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville asking for more time to request a new trial. The motion says "a key witness or witnesses" may have committed perjury.

Earhart doesn't go into any further detail and has requested U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson give him another month and a half to investigate his finding so he can request a new trial.

Sentencing is currently set for October 27th...
More when we know more...

2000 UPDATE: According to WLKY-TV in Louisville, the judge has granted the order sought by Earhart...

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