IN A JOB INTERVIEW WITH VEGAS METRO COPS, WILLIE REYES ADMITTED RAPING A BABY GIRL – BUT THEY CAN’T PROSECUTE!
Las Vegas, Nv. – What happened here probably won’t stay here.
Though prosecutors, defense lawyers, legislators – even the Attorney General – are involved in the dialog, the 19th Century rule on corpus delicti – Latin for “body of the crime” – is standing firm in Sin City.
“Bow Tie” Stephen Stubbs, a legal badass who routinely terrorizes the muni courts in Boulder and Mesquite, is armed with the full facts, and he won’t budge, either.
Stephen Stubbs, criminal defense attorney with an opinion on rapists
The Bow Tie drew favorable ink from local scribes when he published a YouTube viddy that named Reyes in an account of just why the way the law is turned at present, authorities can’t haul him before a judge to be charged for the digital rap of a little girl who had not yet reached her first birthday – and can’t remember what happened to her.
Because she can’t testify, there is no “necessary witness” with personal knowledge of the offense available to offer testimony against Reyes, even though he voluntarily admitted in a job interview and in a polygraph examination that he is guilty.
The Nevada Legislature decided a legal change is not necessary, and Bow Tie lays that at the feet of public opinion, “because there is no compelling story” to tell the people otherwise.
The deal is this: “Corpus delicti. It’s an early 1800s law that says that a person cannot be convicted on confessions alone. He chose a victim that can’t testify and carefully raped her with his finger so that there was no trauma,” said Stephen Stubbs.
Thus his story compelling an eruption of the vox populi.
Numerous states have amended their rules of criminal procedure and evidence in order to allow prosecution for crimes against persons who are not able or available to testify.
So mote it be.
- The Legendary
An excerpted page from the investigative report in the Willie Reyes case obtained by attorney Stephen “Bow Tie” Stubbs (click for full size)