With One Day Left to Save Attacker, Bhuiyan's Case Goes to the Media ... and Federal Court
|Behind the counter at the Pleasant Grove convenience store following the September 2001 shooting of Rais Bhuiyan by Mark Stroman|
There is, of course, the slim, almost infinitesimal chance that the courts might intervene. Not the U.S. Supreme Court; it's already taken a pass. But
Today's court proceedings led to the cancellation of scheduled afternoon press conference at SMU, where Bhuiyan was to speak -- and where he was scheduled to be joined by a "juror speaking out about Stroman's death penalty case" about whom we know little at this point. But a press conference would be redundant at this point anyway: Not only were Bhuiyan and Stroman on CBS Evening News last night, but they also appear in a side-by-side Q&A in this morning's New York Times. Writes Stroman:
Mr Rais Bhuiyan, what an inspiring soul...for him to come forward after what ive done speaks Volume's...and has really Touched My heart and the heart of Many others World Wide...Especially since for the last 10 years all we have heard about is How Evil the Islamic faith Can be...its proof that all are Not bad nor Evil.The legal docs and CBS News video follow.
Update: The BBC also sends word that it too has a piece on Bhuiyan and Stroman today.