To Try to Save Client’s Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Can He Do That?
Larry English left the Louisiana courtroom knowing that he had tried his last criminal case.
His attempt to save his client’s life had failed. Over repeated objections from his client, Robert McCoy, who insisted on his innocence, Mr. English had told the jury that Mr. McCoy was “crazy” and had killed three people. The jury’s verdict was death.
“I walked out of that courtroom saying I could never put myself through that again, emotionally,”