Georgia capital defender system advocate admits errors

By Sandy Hodson – Staff Writer – Thursday, July 21, 2011 WAYNESBORO, Ga. — One of the driving forces behind the creation of Georgia’s public defender system admitted Wednesday that mistakes were made by two attorneys for capital murder defendant Tony O. Grubbs but asserted that the defense team is still on track. Stephen Bright, the president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights and a professor at Yale Law School, faced tough questioning by Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig. Craig ordered the director of the Georgia Capital Defender to appear in Burke County Superior Court to convince him that the state’s public defender system is not hopelessly broken and incapable of properly representing poor people accused of crimes. [Full Story: http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-07-21/capital-defender-system-leader-admits-errors ]

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