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Thursday, July 27, 2006
The latest on Hugo
First the old news.
DA to seek death for Selenski, Weakley
Luzerne County District Attorney David Lupas on Wednesday filed paperwork notifying Hugo Selenski and Paul Weakley that he intends to seek the death penalty against them in their trial for the deaths of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett.
Yes this is old news as it was first reported on that awful Nancy Grace show on Headline News. But at least the DA filed the paperwork this time.
Now we are back to Lupas vs. Olszewski. Forget Hugo, these two have been in a pissing contest for a while. Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr has smacked down Luzerne County District Attorney David Lupas in this and other cases ever since Lupas was elected. Now Lupas is going after Olszewski and accusing him of misconduct via a law clerk and has asked for his removal from the case. Olszewski was the DA before Lupas and knows what a prosecutor should do. So when Lupas screws up he is hard on him. Some advice for Dave, don't pick a fight with a judge. On a side note Lupas was elected DA after raising and spending $ 750,000 on a platform to lock up all the drug dealers. That has been a real success.
The coverage in the local rags is interesting. The Times-Leader has quotes from everybody involved and the Citizens Voice only talked to Lupas.