In defense of their clients, lawyers can say some of the most outrageous things. I wonder if half the time they believe what is coming out of their own mouths.
Case in point was a trial that concluded Monday when Garry Dale Moore, 55, of Canyon was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 of years of probation when a Randall County jury found him guility of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
In September 2007, on a country road south of McCormick Road, Moore struck two women while driving drunk. One woman, June Whitson, was killed. Another was seriously injured. Moore's blood-alcohol level was 0.14 in one instance, in excess of the legal limit of .08, and 0.12 in a second test.
Said Jesse Quackenbush, Moore's attorney: "He really did nothing wrong in terms of driving. These women were violating the law by walking in the road."
Well, nothing wrong except for that, you know, drunk part.