‘Be Honest About This’: Greta Confronts Freddie Gray Family Attorney Over Mistrial
Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren confronted the attorney for Freddie Gray‘s family tonight for touting the mistrial earlier today as a good thing for the prosecution.
Van Susteren, a former attorney herself, informed Billy Murphy that when a jury is hung in a case like this, it’s not good for the prosecution, since it means they were unable to convey the burden of proof they needed to find Officer William Porter. She said she would be worried if she was the prosecutor.
Murphy disputed her assessment, claiming statistics show 70 percent of mistrials result in wins for the prosecution. He said the prosecution is, in fact, encouraged by how some of the jurors apparently agreed with them, at which point she confronted him on who he’s been talking to.
He didn’t want to say more because it would be “unprofessional.”
As he continued to tout the mistrial as a good thing for their side, Van Susteren said, “Come on! Be honest about this!” She scolded him for invoking statistics when “cases are tried on evidence.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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