Published in Women's Health Law Weekly, November 7th, 2004
Instead, Thurston County Superior Court Judge William Thomas McPhee granted a request by lawyers for Anthony M. Whitfield, 32, to hear the case without a jury.
"I think the issues that we're dealing with are emotional," defense lawyer Charles Lane said. "The risk is that's what the jury will focus on, as opposed to the legal issues."
Whitfield is charged with 17 counts of first-degree assault with sexual motivation, multiple counts of witness tampering and violating...
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