Last Wednesday Cedar Posts pointed out the curious case of Iaian McClellan.
Weeks ago the news was the Demetris Montgomery case, and now details have emerged of a second case where a judge has sanctioned the prosecution. This time during the murder trial of Iaian McClellan. He was accused of killing a man during an armed robbery and shooting at police officers. The rest of the post is here.
Last Thursday the "Local Paper" ran a story stating "Marsha Goodenow, a veteran Mecklenburg prosecutor fired last week, is going back to work putting away criminals."
After a ton of fluff the Local Paper gets to the meat of the story:
"Gilchrist may have been unhappy with Goodenow over what he perceived as a lack of communication between the two over problems with some cases.
One of those cases, according to a source who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity, involved a recent plea deal given a defendant accused of killing a man at an east Charlotte apartment complex in 2008.
Prosecutors, agreed to scale back the charge to manslaughter because Charlotte-Mecklenburg police failed to turn over evidence, which weakened the prosecutors' case.
McClellan got between nine years and 12 years in prison - far less than the lifetime sentence for first-degree murder.
Goodenow didn't try the case but supervised the prosecutors who handled it."
Now things begin to make sense, but still without a direct answer from DA Gilchrist it takes an outside source to get to figure out what is going on. The Meck Deck's Jeff Taylor rolls both stories up in a very tidy package here.
Which really makes you wonder what is going on between CMPD and the Meck DA?
Question: What is wrong with Charlotte Mecklenburg public officials? What makes it q normal practice and standard operating procedure to hide the truth? It doesn't matter if we are talking about the CMPD, DA's office, City Council or United Way, every one of these operations are in continuous cover up and dismiss mode.