The Staircase Aftershow – Chapter 7: The Blow Poke Returns

August 27, 2018

It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series.  Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer.

Join us – criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman – as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case – with a Canadian twist.

In Chapter 7: The Blow Poke Returns the defence makes its toughest call – will Michael Peterson testify. Calling the accused to the stand is one of the biggest decision in any trial. This week we break down the tactical considerations when calling defence evidence.

Oh and the Petersons also found the blow poke. What! What!?! The Staircase is full of surprises  and we look at the complex and sometimes murky ethical obligations that can arise when new evidence is discovered.

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