I just got word regarding Vladek Filler's motion for new trial. Mary Kellett is an Assistant District Attorney for Hancock County; she was found guilty last year of prosecutorial misconduct. At a website set up for Filler, I found a few details:
On March 2, 2009, after examining the transcripts from Mr. Filler's trial and after considering Asst. DA Mary Kellett's conduct in this case, Honorable Justice Kevin M. Cuddy signed an order GRANTING Mr. Filler's motion for new trial due to prosecutorial misconduct by Asst. DA Mary Kellett.
Go to my February 2, 2010 post (to the right, click on archives) to read more about Kellett and the men she preys on. From Carey Roberts' story on 2-01-10,
Sound familiar? Trial and Error, Dennis Dechaine? The prosecution used a similar argument. Dennis is still waiting for his new trial after spending twenty years in jail! Convicted on circumstantial evidence, books have been written on the police errors and prosecutorial misconduct which misled the jury to find Dennis guilty.In one case, Kellett summed up the case to the jury with this comment, "there has been no evidence presented to you as the jury that would suggest that a sexual act hadn't occurred on those dates," revealing a sad ignorance of the legal principle that the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff.
The Maine Supreme Court has set oral arguments, not for Filler's new trial, but for the motion for new trial which Kellett is objecting to! What a fool; she should have lost her job a long time ago. I've been told that there's so much about this case which has not been made public. If you can make it, please go! And spread this news to others!
Here is the oral argument schedule, as posted at http://www.courts.state.me.us/maine_courts/supreme/oral_arguments.shtml
WHEN: May 19, 2010, at 9:45 AM
WHERE: At Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor ME
CASE: Han-09-183 State of Maine v. Vladek Filler
Attorneys: Mary N. Kellett and Neil Fishman
Penobscot Judicial Center is located at 78 Exchange Street, Bangor, Maine 04401-4913. Telephone (207) 561-2314