Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, is accused of killing 26-year-old Jessie Davis and her unborn daughter. Patricia Porter, the mother of Jesse Davis, explained in a televised news interview the need for him to have a fair trial. Like others before her, she expressed her faith in the judicial system and stated whatever the outcome it would make it easier to explain one day to her grandchild as long as the trial was fair.
The recent request by Mark Dean Schwab’s attorney might shake your belief in the legal system. It probably won’t diminish the efforts of Vicki Rios-Martinez or Mark Lunsford whose paths have crossed previously.
Attorney General Bill McCollum has been selected to receive the 2007 “Junny Award” for his leadership in promoting aggressive measures to protect children from Internet predators. Last year’s recipient was Mark Lunsford.
During the trial of John Couey for the kidnap, rape and murder of Jessica Lunsford whenever the media would question her father Mark he would reiterate his belief in the judicial system. Even prior to the trial on February 9th he made these comments to the St. Petersburg Times.
I think that we have the ability to make the right decisions and to hand down the right sentencing for whatever crime that it may be against a child. I think we have an obligation to really put down the hammer hard on people that hurt children. But as we have seen in the last two years – we have Jessie’s law – and we have had people who have been punished by it, but we still have people walking away. Our system isn’t still up to par. We’ll always been one step behind. But I have faith in Florida legislatures, and I believe that they will continue to make the changes. If they don’t, I will just go talk to Nancy Argenziano and we’ll just get everyone all fired up. Cause if I had to pick my favorite, that would be the first name to come out of my mouth. That woman will just not play with you when it comes to these kids. That woman will just not play with you. And she’s not the only one that feels that way. They only had one vote no against Jessie’s law. Florida had a big black eye and they’re determined to fix it. Our governor Charlie Crist, since he was attorney general, has made my confident that changes would be made and we would continue to fight. And even as governor he has told me the same thing. And Governor Bush, he said we’d make changes and we did. There are a lot of good people working hard and those that are slack-asses, we’ll just pick them out and get rid of them.