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Dec 8, 2011

Without a lawyer; man freed of stabbing a cop

Eusebio Cal

A man accused of stabbing a police officer in 2009, argued his way to freedom as he represented himself in court during a four day trial before Justice Adolph Lucas. The charge, Use of Deadly Means of Harm with Intent to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm, was levied against twenty-five year old Eusebio Cal following a bar fight over a billiards game, which almost ended fatally for PC Eric Patt. An argument erupted among the group of men and Patt was stabbed with a piece of broken glass. He was hospitalized for three days following the incident. In court, Cal pointed out inconsistencies in the prosecutor’s case including that no weapon was presented in evidence and that he was never included in an I.D. Parade even though Patt claimed he didn’t know his attacker prior to the incident. Meanwhile, Patt testified that on the night of November twenty-sixth, he was socializing with PC Victor Tush at a bar on East Collet Canal when an argument ensued and Cal punched him in the mouth. Patt claims Cal grabbed him around the neck and during the struggle he was stabbed on the abdomen, but he never saw the weapon that was used.  PC Martin Bahadur, who was working as a security guard at the bar, also testified, that he escorted Cal out of the bar, then saw him pick up a beer bottle, break it on the street and stab Patt. PC Victor Tush gave a similar testimony, however, he claimed that Cal smashed the bottle against a wall before using it as a weapon. Justice Lucas pointed out that inconsistency to jury. In his defense, Cal told the court that he was in a group of men who were arguing, when someone punched him. As he left, Cal claims he was followed by PC Tush and PC Patt, who beat him into a state of unconsciousness on the Vernon Street Bridge and he woke up in back of a police pickup. Cal’s only witness was Doctor Alaine Gonzalez who vaguely remembered treating him for injuries to his lower lip and forehead. While it wasn’t much, Dr. Gonzalez’ testimony along with the inconsistencies from the officers were enough to convince the jury that Cal is innocent.

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4 Responses for “Without a lawyer; man freed of stabbing a cop”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    IS OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM A JOKE or what????

    THE TRUE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IS A SURE SIGN OF GOOD GOVERNMENT!!!
    What have we here?????????????????

  2. Beautifulpempem says:

    Obviously they were drinking on the job!!!Nobody really remembers anything!!Only the innocent Eusebio Cal ..Good for you man.after all if you did’nt hit the chancy police why should you be convicted….

  3. Cliff says:

    thats what you call JUSTICE, for all the people being beaten n killed by the FIVE-O

  4. boxman says:

    Beautifulpempem u sound like you must be a personal friend of Eusebio! any idiot can see how corrupt our legal system is to allow something like this to happen and not put this fool behind bars. Eusebio is guilty and he knows it!

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