The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act, I'm certain, was not to force prosecutors to unseal detailed confessions made by accused murderers well in advance of their trials: By any logical standard, the People's Right To Know would be adequately served by keeping certain details under wraps until after a jury is seated.
But media attorneys prevailed, and the Macomb County (Michigan) Prosecutor's Office Friday released more than 100 pages of information about the murder of Tara Grant, including her husband Stephen Grant's detailed confession. We now know that Grant was naked when he strangled his wife this past February, and that he slept with the family's au pair hours after the murder.
I think a potential juror would be hard-pressed at this point to think of Stephen Grant as an alleged murderer. Good luck on that "fair trial" thing…
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