Debra Milke's Attorneys Ask Judge to Set Bail

"Courts have held that an accused is entitled to bail pending trial when the
voluntariness of a confession is questioned and where a witness' testimony is contradicted," reads the motion.

Therefore, Milke should get what's called a "Simpson hearing," where both sides can argue her right to bail.

Milke's Simpson hearing may end up being August 1, Milke's next court date, assuming Judge Rosa Mroz agrees with Milke's attorneys.

The motion asserts that Milke, who has spent more than two decades on Arizona's death row, is not a flight risk.

"Both close family friends and counsel have agreed to provide her with housing and other means of support if released on bail," the document states.

Letters from several supporters are offered as an exhibit, some from as far away as Germany and Japan.

Several of the local letter writers offer to let Milke stay with them and/or serve as monitors for her. According to the motion, one supporter has even bought Milke a house where she can live.

"And, of course, the Court can set conditions of release and require Ms. Milke to report to pretrial services," the motion states. "Regardless, Ms. Milke has her own motivation to attend all court proceedings -- her desire to vindicate herself as innocent of any participation in the death of her child."

Her release would allow Milke to freely communicate with her mother, who suffers from terminal cancer and lives in Germany.

If you ask me, Montgomery hardly has a case to go to trial on, much less an argument that Milke should be held without bond.

The sooner Milke is released, the better.



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ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

What ya want to bet her ex-boyfriend set her up and was somehow responsible for the murder!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I assume that if she is retried, the death penalty will not be on the table. That said, and notwithstanding the lying ways of ex-detective Saldate, what was she thinking when she let those two saddle tramps take the little boy "to see Santa?"

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

More proof that Cops are Lying Lowlife Scumbags.


Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

That would require MontePoodle and the Judge to do the right thing, we all know MontePoodle isn't capable of doing the right thing and I will believe the Judge is when I see it happen.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 ... if being a bad parent were a crime, there wouldn't be enough prisons in the world to hold all the perps.

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@truthseekeraz These cases lead me to infer that there are a LOT of people in prison for crimes they didn't commit. Unfortunately there is no DNA test for faulty eyewitness testimony or for lying prosecutors or cops. The prosecutors always want to sweep the dirt under the rug. How many times have we ever heard apologies from prosecutors who wrongly railroaded someone? Seems like it's not nearly as often as they try to defend convictions exposed as flawed or outright fraudulent.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  

Not all but many for sure.

Now when it comes to prosecutors, find one that isn't a liar would be record breaking.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@truthseekeraz ... it's even more perverse in Colorado, where the absolute immunity coverage also includes WILLFUL Misconduct on the part of Prosecutors and Judges.

Fucking Obscene.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@truthseekeraz @MandyMountain @Cozz @JohnQ.Public 

Prosecutors, Judges and Cops who through misconduct cause innocent citizens to be incarcerated for crimes they did not commit should themselves be incarcerated in prison -- Day for Day -- equal to that served by the people they victimized.


JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Unfortunately, County Attorneys usually seem to see their "skin in the game" as being re-elected to the position.  So they feel that they have to appear tough on crime and hard on alleged criminals in order to support their re-election campaign and we all know the politics, campaigns and elections are as far from the concept of justice as could possible be.  It seems, especially here, that charging decisions and prosecutions are based more on political calculations than any notice of justice or equity.

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@Cozz The crux of the matter lies here: the prosecution has virtually unlimited resources, but no skin in the game. The defendant has everything on the line and only whatever resources he or she has on hand.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@truthseekeraz

Prosecutors that do these things and Judge's that allow them to happen should all be in prison where they send innocent people.

Absolute immunity is total bullshit, it does nothing but allow them to be as corrupt as they are since there are no repercussions when in fact they are rewarded for their corruption. 

I wouldn't piss on any of them if they were on fire.

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