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Kenneth Padowitz is a Fort Lauderdale, FL., based criminal defense attorney.

Parkland mass shooting: What to expect from the last phase of the Stoneman Douglas sentencing trial


The last round of witnesses will likely make that point, whether they are experts brought in to review the case or people who encountered Cruz in the years before the shooting, said former prosecutor Ken Padowitz, now a defense lawyer. “They have to show the jury why they can’t really rely on what the […]

Parkland mass shooting: What to expect from the last phase of the Stoneman Douglas sentencing trial2022-09-23T20:56:25+00:00

PARKLAND SHOOTING MURDER TRIAL


Attorney Ken Padowitz Local 10 Legal Analyst reviews witness Trial Testimony

Criminal Defense Attorney and former Broward Homicide Prosecutor Ken Padowitz discusses Defense witness testimony during the Nikolas Cruz Murder Trial.

The Horrific Shooting and murder of High School students by Nikolas Cruz who admitted guilt and is now facing a sentencing […]

PARKLAND SHOOTING MURDER TRIAL2022-08-26T21:52:55+00:00

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NEW DNA EVIDENCE IN 1990 RAPE-MURDER CASE POINTS TO GUILT OF SUSPECT WHO WAS ACQUITTED


Former prosecutor Ken Padowitz cited the adage that it’s better for 100 guilty people to go free than for one innocent person to end up in prison.

“The system is intentionally tilted to make the government have the more difficult burden,” he said. “Usually we don’t have the investigations […]

NEW DNA EVIDENCE IN 1990 RAPE-MURDER CASE POINTS TO GUILT OF SUSPECT WHO WAS ACQUITTED2022-06-16T01:06:09+00:00

MAY JURORS SEE 3D DEFENSE REENACTMENT OF ALLEGED CRIME? JUDGE APPEARS RELUCTANT TO ALLOW IT.


Defense lawyer Ken Padowitz is asking the judge to allow the 3D evidence in the case of his client Benjamin Siegel, 47, of Coconut Creek, Florida. Siegel is accused of trying to run over his neighbor with his Dodge Viper; the expert witness said it wasn’t intentional. “An expert’s opinion is admissible to present […]

MAY JURORS SEE 3D DEFENSE REENACTMENT OF ALLEGED CRIME? JUDGE APPEARS RELUCTANT TO ALLOW IT.2022-03-15T21:50:46+00:00

JUDGE DEFERS RULING ON USE OF VIRTUAL REALITY GOGGLES IN BROWARD TRIAL

It’s not clear whether virtual reality headsets have been used in criminal trials anywhere, but Padowitz is accustomed to breaking ground on the use of computer animation in court. As a prosecutor in 1992, he was credited with the first use of two-dimensional computer animation to illustrate an expert witness’ testimony.

JUDGE DEFERS RULING ON USE OF VIRTUAL REALITY GOGGLES IN BROWARD TRIAL2022-03-12T15:35:51+00:00

DEFENSE LAWYER PITCHES VIRTUAL REALITY AS THE NEXT DIMENSION OF EXPERT TESTIMONY


Ken Padowitz, the defense lawyer representing a Coconut Creek man accused of trying to kill his neighbor by running over him with a Dodge Viper, wants to put jurors in the driver’s seat through the use of the latest in technology — virtual reality goggles that promise to give them a look at the […]

DEFENSE LAWYER PITCHES VIRTUAL REALITY AS THE NEXT DIMENSION OF EXPERT TESTIMONY2022-03-10T23:08:08+00:00

PARKLAND GUNMAN CANNOT RELY ON SYSTEM FAILURES IN FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE, JUDGE RULES


“The children of Stoneman Douglas High School and this community have suffered one of the most horrific tragedies at the hands of this guilty individual,” Padowitz said. “The tragedy would be further compounded if the death penalty were imposed after trial, only for the sentence to be reversed due to what is arguably an […]

PARKLAND GUNMAN CANNOT RELY ON SYSTEM FAILURES IN FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE, JUDGE RULES2022-09-15T22:46:28+00:00

GUNMAN EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY IN STONEMAN DOUGLAS MASS SHOOTING AND JAIL ASSAULT CASE

…and the only other way to remove the death penalty as a possibility would be for the defense to somehow persuade jurors to convict Cruz of a lesser charge, such as second-degree murder.

“The odds of that are […]

GUNMAN EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY IN STONEMAN DOUGLAS MASS SHOOTING AND JAIL ASSAULT CASE2021-10-15T22:16:08+00:00

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