Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dan Talbot murder trial -- KingCast receives exclusive commentary from Juror, "Shady Soto was the weakest link."

In response to the "weakest link" post, it was Officer William Soto, and it supports my contention that a hung jury was close. Before I had video access I noted "Soto blasted on cross-examination."
I was a juror on this trial. We discounted Soto's testimony pretty much as his was so different than everyone else . This cop was pretty shady all around. He was the one who removed the two guns (his & talbots) from the murder scene. His testimony had changed much too often from the Grand jury account .. Lodi having the gun that ended up killing Talbot just made no sense. The elder Hung, Bobby and Tommy were the only 3 it came down to. We believed Tommy was coming clean and telling the truth. Hung is a worm of a human being. None of his testimony was taken to account.He threw his own kid brother under the bus... He did not have to involve him at all . ALL roads lead to Bobby no matter how you slice it. We spent hours on trying to decide if he was to be convicted of murder 1 or 2. We had two hold outs for murder 1 and thought we would be a hung jury. In the end it was pretty clear we all made the correct decision.

I'm not so certain I come to the same conclusion, but part of the reason for that is because of the proffered testimony of one Michael Racca -- that the Jury did not hear. Anyway, I wonder how much longer some of these LE will be around. I foresee some personnel (and hopefully policy) changes on the Horizon.



  1. The aftermath:

    Who's going to trust anybody wearing a hoodie?

    Worse yet, who's going to trust a Revere cop?

    The shot heard 'round the World did in fact issue from Revere.

    -The Editor.

  2. I dont remember hearing anything about the bullet that actually shot him matching any of the guns. Did it match the dismantled gun found in the drain because that would be the only solid evidence???

  3. The bullet had the same rifling pattern as one shot from the remanufactured weapon as a general characteristic.

    Specific characteristics could not be proved, which is what led Krupp to ask why Evan Franklin's home wasn't searched for other weapons because the Hi-Point 9mm is so ubiquitous and because his actions sure as hell were shady.

    Leave two women at a field after you heard a gunshot?

    What a jerk.

    I need to watch my mouth here because this is the Touch blog, but I have some other choice words for that tool, you bet.