Thursday, December 02, 2004


Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is quite the character. He's the guy who tried to get the death penalty for Andrea Pia Yates, the woman who was convicted in connection with the drowning deaths of her children, after suffering from post-partum psychosis.

Now Rosenthal, according to these paragraphs out of the New York Times, is disappointed that his buddy and fellow Republican, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, didn't consult with him before granting Frances Newton a 120-day reprieve so that her guilt can be ascertained:

In an effort to sway the governor, Mr. Rosenthal said, he submitted an affidavit on Wednesday from the Texas Department of Public Safety saying that the test on the skirt, which it had originally performed for the trial in 1988, could not be duplicated today.

"Rick didn't call me," he said of the governor, a fellow Republican. "I kind of thought he would."

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