26 February 2009

KingCast presents: Kid glove treatment for Kelly Ayotte's heroes Gregory Floyd and Fred Hoysradt.

And just when I was going to spark up the Bimmer and go for a ride...... and despite the hard core explicit warnings to Defendant Floyd that there would be no more continuances in the imposition of sentence case at Grafton Superior Court...
"This smacks of an 11th-hour attempt to delay this," Bornstein said, noting that 11 witnesses had been called to testify at the hearing. "I am ordering you to pay for the state's witness fees ... you will be responsible for paying those fees in 14 days."

.....guess what just happened?

He got a continuance. Now as to Floyd and Hoysradt, read the update in this post. Wonder if Floyd paid the witness fees from the last scheduled hearing. I'll have to send some KingCast affiliates out to check on that. It's All Good, the dance can't continue forever, much as Kelly Ayotte would want it to. Here's a nice dance with the bailiff as Floyd was trying to get me to dance with him, he figured he could beckon me with that cane or something :)

1 comment:

Christopher King said...

HAVERHILL – An Easton man facing a prison sentence was ordered to pay court costs when he sought a new attorney to be assigned his case, which had been set for a hearing yesterday.

Prosecutors are seeking to bring forward a decade-old suspended sentence against Gregory Floyd, 51, who was convicted last April for threatening his neighbor on the narrow dirt road they share in rural Easton.

Floyd, who was cleared of wrongdoing when he shot to death a man who had just shot a Franconia police officer in 2007, was a little over a month from seeing that suspended sentence expire when he erupted in anger in Littleton District Court. The April outburst came moments after he was convicted of threatening his neighbor.

The 1998 sentence for a simple assault conviction against a state trooper was contingent on Floyd's good behavior for 10 years, which would have expired last June. Since then, prosecutors have sought to bring forward the suspended sentence, but the case has been continued at least twice.

Grafton County Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein was not happy with Floyd's motion for a new attorney to represent him -- his third in the matter. He gave Floyd an ultimatum.

"This smacks of an 11th-hour attempt to delay this," Bornstein said, noting that 11 witnesses had been called to testify at the hearing. "I am ordering you to pay for the state's witness fees ... you will be responsible for paying those fees in 14 days." Floyd protested, saying that his income consists of disability pay.

"It's your choice," Bornstein said, literally giving him a minute to decide.

Floyd decided to pay the court costs, which will now be calculated, and he will be assigned a new attorney to represent him.

"It is up to you to make it work," Bornstein told Floyd. "You need to make that relationship work. When I say there will be no further continuances, that means no further continuances for any reason whatsoever."

In a two-page handwritten motion filed Wednesday, the day before his hearing, Floyd said his latest attorney, Claude "Charlie" Buttrey, "is not aggressively and diligently representing me and my rights." In his motion, and in court, Floyd requested that a former attorney who represented him, Aaron Simpson, be reassigned to him.

"If I have to beg, borrow or chickenhawk, I'll get money to hire him," Floyd said in court.

Buttrey said in court that his relationship with Floyd "has deteriorated to the point where I cannot continue to advocate" for him.

Floyd had lived quietly with his wife and son in Easton for years following the 1998 case. In May 2007, he watched from his truck as Liko Kenney gunned down Franconia police Cpl. Bruce McKay, after happening upon the deadly confrontation on Route 116.

Floyd used McKay's service weapon to shoot Kenney. Both McKay and Kenney died in the confrontation.

Floyd was cleared in the shooting a day later, after New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte ruled Floyd's shooting of Kenney justified.