When a jury last month found his client guilty of murder, attorney Adam Farkas fell back in his chair, stunned.
“I could not even think of anything,” he said. “I couldn’t even fathom that they came back with a guilty verdict. It was impossible. It was just such a weak case. It was literally impossible.”
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About this case
A month after two Belle Glade men were convicted of fatally shooting a 15-year-old South Bay youth in 2011, the case is awash in controversy. Defense attorneys claim the prosecutors withheld evidence. Prosecutors claim defense attorneys improperly met with a juror, who claims members of the panel violated court rules.
Meanwhile, the life sentence given one of the two men violates a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.