Moussaoui Trial Resumes, Defense Wants Carla Martin Questioned

Testimony resumes in Zacarias Moussaoui's death penalty trial this morning. Late Friday, the Defense filed a motion (pdf) seeking to have TSA attorney Carla J. Martin brought into court for questioning on her actions. She now has counsel, who has advised the court that she does have matters to bring to the attention of the Court. In a cover letter to prosecutors accompanying the motion, the Defense says:

The purpose of this Motion is to attempt to complete the record as Mr. Howard has publicly indicated that Ms. Martin did not act alone and that she is willing to tell the complete story regarding her conduct in this matter.

The Judge could order Martin to testify Monday, or she could delay it to the end of the trial. I suspect she will delay it.

CNN's background here; LA Times is here.

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  • Re: Moussaoui Trial Resumes, Defense Wants Carla M (none / 0) (#1)
    by Che's Lounge on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 07:37:25 AM EST
    We're spending mucho federal bucks just to produce one more martyr for their cause. Tell me again who the enemy is?

    Re: Moussaoui Trial Resumes, Defense Wants Carla M (none / 0) (#2)
    by caramel on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 01:49:12 PM EST
    Certainly muchos dineros, just the defense team budget has reached the 12 million dollars, God knows what the prosecutor has spent so far and the trial is far from over. Money well spent? I don't think so. But nothing is too expensive to feed the political propaganda... If only the US had extradited him as the French authorities had requested on Sept 10, 01, it would be a whole different story, but then the US government wouldn't have a scapegoat for 9/11. An expensive and sick joke indeed!