Howard's Rock Trial: Defense closing argument


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Howard's Rock Trial: Defense closing argument

Micah Rogers, 20, of Pisgah Forest, was in court again today after being accused of vandalizing iconic Howard's Rock.

Rogers' defense attorney just finished up a 1 hour and 30-minute closing argument. Eppes attempted to cast reasonable doubt by disputing the testimony of Xavia Winn - the only eyewitness testifying for the prosecution. Winn testified that he was with Rogers the night of the alleged vandalism and saw Rogers scale the fence of Death Valley. Winn also stated that he heard glass breaking and that Rogers stood in the middle of the road and danced and said, "I've got what I want. I got a piece of rock." Eppes said that Winn never saw a hammer or the piece of the stone.

The other point of contention for Eppes was that Clemson never looked at any other suspects or interviewed any of the construction workers that were working in Death Valley.

Eppes also disputed the value of Howard’s Rock, saying it has emotional value but otherwise, it’s “common as dirt.”

Assistant Solicitor Baker Cleveland's closing argument has begun.




















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spacer Campus Update: Howard's Rock Trial: Defense closing argument
TigerNet News
spacer Judging solely from news reports....
tigrjm76®
spacer I hope that's the case, but David Hood tweeted earlier
TheTigerFan555
spacer Interesting dilemma for the jury ...
apextiger®
spacer Might come back with only guilty of MI under $2,000.***
CUTIGR69
spacer He is not charged with that! The jury cannot make up
LuZZifer
spacer What a weak defense.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: What a weak defense.***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer I guess no mayonaise for Epps
LuZZifer
spacer Jury's not going to like the "common as dirt" comment.***
Surf Cat®
spacer "common as dirt" - the point IS, it's NOT THEIR DIRT TO TAKE!!!!
jbthe1tiger99
spacer Re: "common as dirt" - the point IS, it's NOT THEIR DIRT TO TAKE!!!!
MSTiger02®
spacer Or, maybe...
tigersbite®
spacer Re: Or, maybe...
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Common As Dirt ???? ----
Xander5000
spacer Hank Aaron's 715th HR baseball - worth about $6
scooter
spacer Re: Hank Aaron's 715th HR baseball - worth about $6
TigerHawk76®
spacer Eppes is a coot of major proportions.***
AirRaidRat
spacer I mean look at the size of him***
PenthouseTiger
spacer What kind of punishment comes with
tigerdrummer®
spacer He isn't charged with that. He is either guilty or not
LuZZifer
spacer Thank you***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Of course the Rock isn't worth much to gamecock Eppes***
AirRaidRat
spacer MONA LISA is just linseed oil & pigment smeared on canvas
apextiger®
spacer Re: Campus Update: Howard's Rock Trial: Defense closing argument
allintiger1
spacer so true. we have no idea. TNET would say guilty tho***
LuZZifer
spacer He is guilty. I have zero doubt.
Neal in NC®
spacer That's our problem...no Rock solid evidence
LuZZifer
spacer He would of testified but he didn't want to cry.
CU_Tigers_time®
spacer or throw up on the Judge. He is so going to gag in jail
LuZZifer
spacer Re: He would of testified but he didn't want to cry.
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: That's our problem...no Rock solid evidence
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: so true. we have no idea. TNET would say guilty tho***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer what are you talking about? That's prejudicial anyway and
LuZZifer
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