Lawrence jury trial under way

May 9, 2012 • Local News

The jury trial for David Lawrence, former Goddard high School coach, started Tuesday. Lawrence is charged with criminal sexual contact after allegations of sexual misconduct with a student on Feb. 4, 2011.

In her opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Florie Nunez told the jurors, “A line was crossed. He had an opportunity to have a relationship with a 17-year-old.”

She said the issue was how far he had allowed tLogin to read more

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6 Responses to Lawrence jury trial under way

  1. laupj says:

    A good, ethical, skilled reporter and a smart, professional editor would have said “alleged victim” in this story. Calling her a victim -as a statement of fact- assumes there was a crime; that’s an assumption that’s yet to be proven. Let’s at least make an effort to assume he’s innocent at your so-called newspaper.

  2. roswell21 says:

    I agree with you laupj this; Jessica Palmer is a bad reporter. She needs to learn how to write stories better, in the United States you are not guilty unless proven otherwise but she feels once on been arrested or accused of a crime you’re GUILTY. Hire someone else Roswell Daily Record or at least teach her about everyone charged with a crime shall be considered not guilty until his or her guilt has been proven. A reporter needs to get his or her facts together be for posting articles.

  3. roswell21 says:

    And if Mr Lawrence is guilty shame on him but also shame on the girl also and the girls parents,This girls parents should have know where she was and where she was going.The parents should be as guilty……

  4. roswell21 says:

    David Lawrence needs a damn good apology from the your news paper all your paper is nothing but gossip

  5. grayfox says:

    Why would the paper apologize? For reporting the facts from the trial? He was found not guilty, let it go. But perhaps Lawrence should apologize for having a picture of half naked soccer girls taped to the back of his file cabinet.

  6. laupj says:

    GRAYFOX: You are right, a paper doesn’t need to apologize for “reporting the facts.” However, it does need to apologize for getting the “facts” wrong. And stating in all of its trial coverage that she was a “victim” was obviously wrong. Only the jury can decide whether or not she was a “victim,” and they decided she wasn’t. So the reporter – and thus the RDR — was not only wrong but guilty of doing its job exceedingly poorly.
    And…did you, with your own eyes, see him tape this picture to the back of the file cabinet? Sounds like an adolescent prank to me.

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