In a case involving the death of the lone witness to the Bridge City murder of a man, Attorney Gregory Carter represented one of the alleged shooters whom the witness claimed had gunned down a man near his home. The defendants (a couple) were being indicted on second-degree murder charges in the original case. In a turn of events, the lone witness was found dead the day before the hearing.
Prosecutors presented a series of recorded phone calls with the defendants confidently stating that they would be getting out of prison soon. Detectives also claimed that the defendants’ family members threatened the witness that if he testified, “he wasn’t going to make it to court.”
Attorney Carter argued that there is no evidence connecting the witness’ death with his client. The judge ruled that prosecutors failed to prove their case linking the defendants to the murder of the witness.
Read more details about the case, as reported by The Times-Picayune