New Twists in The Case

A prosecutor comes under scrutiny when one of the students indicted in the Duke rape case comes up with an alibi

Criminal lawyer Kerry SuttonĀ of Durham, N.C., admires local district attorney Mike Nifong. She thinks the Durham county prosecutor is ethical and honest--in short, a solid lawyer. "I have a campaign sign of his in my front yard," she said last week. But Sutton, who is representing one of the 45 Duke lacrosse players who have not been charged in the alleged rape and kidnapping in Durham last month, takes a different line when it comes to Nifong's handling of the controversial case. "I think he's made some decisions I would not have," she said.

Such tentative second-guessing was the least of...

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