Friday, December 21, 2007

 

He's Not the Man I Met 10 Years Ago

Today's Tennessean featured an article about the recent ruling on the case of Paul House. The article can be found HERE.

The article is a good one and feature some notable quotes.

"I've spoken with Mr. House," federal community defender Stephen Kissinger said. "He's pleased with the judge's decision. I am as well. ... It's been a long time coming."

Earlier this year, state Rep. Mike Turner, D-Old Hickory, led an effort in which 32 Tennessee lawmakers signed a letter urging Gov. Phil Bredesen to pardon House. Turner said Thursday that he intends to ask attorney general Bob Cooper not to appeal. "I think he probably won't," Turner said. "And I think the local prosecutor probably won't pursue it. He'd have to be crazy to because there's not any evidence. I think he'll be home in 180 days."

Hopefully it's sooner than 180 days (me).

And finally...

House has multiple sclerosis and is in a wheelchair in a medical ward of Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility prison in west Nashville.

Asked about his condition, Kissinger said, "Whether death is imminent, I'm not a doctor," Kissinger said. "But I can tell you with certainty, he's not the man I met 10 years ago."

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