Details Of Briana Waters Trial Delay (Corporate Article)
Jun 01, 2008 12:54
From Corporate Media:
Sentencing has been delayed for a woman convicted in an ecoterror attack at the University of Washington, following new developments concerning evidence in the case.
Briana Waters was convicted of two counts of arson for her role as a lookout in the 2001 fire at the university's Center for Urban Horticulture. Prosecutors are recommending 10 years in prison; her sentencing was set for Monday at U.S. District Court in Tacoma.
But that sentencing was stricken from the court calendar on Friday after the U.S. attorney's office learned new information about a small piece of evidence used at the trial: anarchist articles that Waters supposedly gave to a witness who testified against her. It turns out that someone besides the witness had possession of a box those articles were found in before it was provided to authorities.
Prosecutors say this is an insignificant development, and that much more subtantial evidence tied Waters to the crime. But they say defense attorneys should have a few weeks to look into the matter.
Waters' lawyers say they might ask for a new trial.