Woman Not Guilty of Attempted Murder and Arson
Jury hears biting close from woman's defense attorney.
The failure of police to secure the crime scene and inconsistencies in their testimony was a theme hammered home by defense attorney Andrew F. Schneider.
In closing arguments, defense attorney Andrew F. Schneider continued his attack on a "bungled" police investigation that didn't secure the crime scene and had several inconsistencies in testimony.
Mother cleared of charges she duct taped foster kids
Bucks County Courier Times
DOYLESTOWN (AP) A woman accused of wrapping her foster children in duct tape was acquitted Monday night.
The defense lawyer for a Levittown woman, said he would now try to get the foster children back into his client's care. "I believe in this woman from the bottom of my heart," attorney Andrew Schneider said. "A woman (who) did nothing but show love and compassion for these foster children and just got it right in the neck for doing this."
Lansdale man acquitted in rape case
An immigrant was accused of drugging and raping a woman.
Andrew Schneider cross-examined the woman and showed that it was she who had the knowledge and access to the drug found in her system, a drug used to treat mental illness, and that she made up the story because his client rejected her. Schneider called no witnesses, and the jury found his client not guilty, saving him years of imprisonment and deportation.
Man not guilty of molesting 5-year-old
An illiterate man was accused by his niece of inappropriately touching and committing involuntary deviate sexual intercourse on her.
After cross-examining the girl and her mother, Schneider argued to the jury that the girl was prompted to say what she did by her mother because her mother owed his client money, was angry at his client's mother for criticizing her, and was covering for her half-brother, who the child also claimed "touched her." It took the jury approximately two hours to find him not guilty, saving the man from a mandatory 10-year sentence of imprisonment and being a registered sex-offender.