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Oh, Well That's All Right, Then

Nowak's attorney says she wasn't wearing diapers.

What difference does it make? I guess maybe there's a tiny chance that this could put a jury over the edge, but it doesn't seem very relevant to me. But maybe NASA PAO will be slightly relieved.

[Saturday morning update]

Maybe the theory is that if the diapers don't fit, you must acquit.

Posted by Rand Simberg at June 29, 2007 12:36 PM
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That's just an effort to let the defense put holes in the prosecutions narrative and I think a pretty good one, considering the facts the defense has to work with: You folks heard on the news, of course, about the diapers. That wasn't true. Look what else isn't true about Lisa...

Posted by The Pathetic Earthling at June 30, 2007 05:52 AM

Well, that's fine, but I think that they're going to have to take away a lot more than the diapers to get her off.

Posted by Rand Simberg at June 30, 2007 05:57 AM

I heard them talking on Court TV about this last night. The talking head attorneys were saying it's a move to do two things, the first is as TPE says, undermine the impression that Nowak is nucking futs. The other is to remove all the car evidence from the trial. There may not have been probable cause to search a rental car. ( I would have thought attacking someone would give them probable cause, but I'm not a lawyer) Or can the prosecution prove that everything was Nowak's in a rental car. If there were adult diapers there that weren't hers...

Personally, I think she went nucking futs.

Posted by Steve at June 30, 2007 07:17 AM

Wearing diapers would be evidence of rational thinking, not irrational. The idea was supposedly supported because shuttle astronauts wear them during periods where access to the zero g toilet is restricted (like during reentry, which might well make a first timer pee their pants). Peeing her pants on the way to Florida without a diaper, that would have been nucking futs.

Her lawyer is bringing it up because a police investigator asked her why, and she answered him, according to the police report. If that can be called into question, then so can the police investigation, and so other evidence.

Posted by Dennis McClain-Furmanski at June 30, 2007 06:17 PM

Wait a minute. Didn't police say they recovered two used diapers from her car in addition to the unused ones? Were they also two years old? Or am I misremembering the whole thing?


Posted by Michael Kent at July 1, 2007 11:37 AM

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