Gallegos For The Prosecution?
How weird. Why do I find Gallegos deciding to prosecute the Douglas/ Zanotti case weird?
It must be because, in the past, it seems most folks in Gallegos' position in an incident usually recuse themselves from participating in its investigation or prosecution. Gallegos was there right in the aftermath of the shooting. I would think that might be cause for him to stay away from this case under normal conditions.
I can't help but wonder if he's hoping somewhere during the process that he'll be forced to recuse himself from the trial? That way he comes out looking like the hero: He tried to take the case to save someone else in his office from a difficult trial, but the powers that be wouldn't let him take the case. What a guy, huh?
What is he thinking?
But, then I have to wonder what will happen if he ends up staying on and no one interferes? From what I understand, Gallegos was a mediocre lawyer when he was in private practice. Then again, it has been pointed out he's won all the murder cases he's taken on since he's been D.A. (although I'm not sure that means all that much).
While I suspect having Gallegos remain the prosecutor might benefit Douglas and Zanotti, it might be that the make up of the jury will the most important thing in the case outcome when all is said and done.