July 07, 2008

Let's catch up with Dr. Cyril Wecht !!

Dr. Wecht Tailgates With His Former Jurors

It's been a long, difficult few years for Dr. Cyril Wecht, The former coroner of Allegheny County, celebrity forensic pathologist and prominent Democrat, who has been at the center of a so-called political prosecution, but at least he picked up some friends along the way.

After serving on the jury for Wecht's federal trial that ended in a mistrial earlier this year, five of the former-jurors who had voted for acquittal sought out the good doctor, and his legal team to voice their support. It wasn't long before the group was organizing outings-- most recently to a Pirate's baseball game complete with tailgating.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

A message on PNC Park's electronic scoreboard welcoming a special group to a recent baseball game went unnoticed by those it was intended to honor.

That's because Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, along with five jurors who voted to acquit the former Allegheny County coroner at his federal public corruption trial, still were tailgating in the parking lot.

The group get-togethers have been going on since the trial ended in April, ranging from lunch at the food court in downtown Pittsburgh to a 60th anniversary celebration.

"A group of them five of them reached out to us, and told us they'd like to meet with us and talk to us because of how they felt about what had happened," Wecht's attorney Jerry McDevitt told TPMmuckraker.

"They started telling us how strongly they were against the retrial. So, not only did they not convict him, they thought he was a decent guy. . . The whole thing hasn't exactly renewed my faith in the government, but it's certainly renewed my faith in the jury system."

And Sayonara, James DD!! What a tool you are!!


JamesDD said...


You are an idiot. At no point in time have I been in support of the overreach by the prosecutor in the Wecht case. I find the whole thing a pathetic show trial that should never have been embarked upon. Wecht has done a lot for the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and he did not deserve to be repaid for his service in this fashion.

I also find people such as yourself and testing that have latched onto Wecht's plight in an effort to push your war crimes claims disgusting and disgraceful. I am not sure if you have made the claim, but I know on more than one occasion testing has asserted that GW Bush is responsible for the Wecht debacle directly. The responsibility rests with Buchanan. Plain and simple.

Looking forward to you attacking me again in the future and reading a reposting of local articles from Pittsburhg such as this one. It is showing real lack of imagination or originality.

JamesDD said...

Oh, and what do you know of the Wecht's suffering. Unlike you, I know Dr. Wecht. He is a very nice man and his family are well liked. It is unfortunate attempt to exploit Cyril's suffering for your own gain.

JamesDD said...

Wow, I did not realize when I read your posting that you blatantly stole it from another poster on TPM. Ever here of something called copyrights? Seriously, your posting adds nothing except an attack on another blogger.