Attorney Andrew Lawhon won a trial this week in Clark County District Court for a client accused of domestic violence assault.
To hear the alleged victim’s 911 call, the case seemed solid for the prosecution: The woman sounded as if she was hyperventilating as she hysterically cried for help.
But hearing the whole story, as Lawhon told jurors during closing arguments of the Sept. 24 trial, recalled the idiom, “there’s no use in crying over spilled milk.”
In this case, swap cold coffee for milk.
Yes, the woman called 911 because her husband spilled cold coffee on her. He maintained it was an accident when he gestured with a cup in his hand.
The six-member jury deliberated approximately 30 minutes before returning the not-guilty verdict.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 -
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Clark County Superior Court has issued this emergency order that details significant changes to the courts on pages 3-5. (UPDATE - This March 18, 2020 revised order has a more extensive list of canceled Superior Court dockets.)
For information about Clark County District Court, read this announcment, which reads, in part, "All out of custody criminal dockets are cancelled. All trials are continued until after April 30, 2020. Defendants will receive notice of their rescheduled court date by mail."
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