Defense attorney wants Swallow, Shurtleff to testify in criminal case

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  • drich Green River, Utah
    April 1, 2014 6:42 a.m.

    Mr. Taylor, why wouldn't they testify unless they have something to hide!

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 1, 2014 5:54 a.m.

    Its unclear how the prosecuting attorneys could be called on as defense witness against the office they held for less than 30 days. There testimony could be a conflict of interest and do more harm than help for the defense and the judge should not allow the ousted officials to testify since they are protected by indemnification laws and ethical standards.

    Pleading the fifth is not even necessary since indemnification makes them immune to prosecution and being witnesses against their jobs and positions they held and individuals who worked for them.

    If the prosecutions case is weak and full of falsified accusations then the case should be dismissed as fake facts and truth. Accusation are not evidence and cannot be used.