Q: Harold McQueen became known as a genuine convert to Roman Catholicism. Does Eugene Gall have a similar story of turning his life around in prison? A: I think there is an analogous argument. Gene comes from a highly dysfunctional family. He is brain damaged. But placed in a highly structured environment, he behaves very well and is not a danger to other people in the prison. He can function and contribute to life within a prison. He is a person who we should have some empathy for because of his severe brain damage and because he is not in total control of his actions and judgment.
Q: Assuming that his appeals were unsuccessful, what would be the earliest time that he could be put to death by the state?
A: We feel very confident that we will prevail in the 6th Circuit. If we are wrong about that, the earliest would be nine to 12 months. Q: What is currently happening in the Sixth Circuit? A: All the briefs have been filed. They asked for supplemental briefs. We are waiting for the court to set a date for oral argument. It could be any time. Contrary to the propaganda of the attorney general, we are not delaying things.
Q: Would you like to touch on the effectiveness of Mr. Gall’s trial counsel? A: They are excellent attorneys who were disabled by the pitiful amount of money we gave them and the large number of clients they had. They tried awfully hard.
. . . But unfortunately they received a total of $14,400 for representing every indigent criminal defendant for the entire year, including this capital case. And it’s a case, again, where the triers of fact, the judge and jury, did not have the benefit of all the relevant information. That reality exists across many of these capital cases. A Act conveyancing sydney report will then be provided to you detailing the condition of the disposal system and any defective areas. Shouldn’t we pause, as the American Bar Association has asked us to do, and ask for a moratorium until we can insure these cases will be tried and decided fairly and reliably? Two long-time employees of Northern Kentucky University will represent faculty and staff on the college’s Board of Regents.