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A Twist in Justice: The Frederick Reed Case

A Twist in Justice: The Frederick Reed Case

A recent turn of events in the Eatontown murder trial in New Jersey has seen defendant Frederick Reed walk free mid-trial. This result came about unexpectedly to the prosecution and as a direct result of criminal defense attorney Robin Lord’s passionate and skilled representation of Mr. Reed. The case resulted in a plea bargain after the lead prosecutor was accused of withholding potentially exculpatory evidence from the defense.

Charges and Plea Bargain

Reed was initially facing severe charges, including murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. However, he ultimately pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge of conspiracy to commit manslaughter and was released from jail the same day.

The Murder Case

The murder case involved Reed and his co-defendant, Perry Veney. Details emerged of the purchase of a black pickup truck, cell phone tracking, and witness testimonies, all of which painted a complex picture of the case. Reed’s guilty plea painted a different image of his role in the murder compared to the prosecution’s portrayal. The Frederick Reed case is a stark reminder of the importance of due process and fair trial in our justice system. It highlights the significant role that prosecutors and defense attorneys play and the profound impact their actions can have on the outcome of a trial.

As reported in the Asbury Park Press: Asbury Park Press-Defendant in Eatontown murder was freed midtrial. Here’s how the state’s case devolved.

About Robin Kay Lord

Robin has been a lawyer for over three decades. Her experience began working as a law clerk and then as an Assistant Public Defender before opening her own Law Practice in 1996.

She received her Law Degree from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University. She began her legal career representing indigent criminal defendants in the trenches of the Office of the Public Defender as a Trial Attorney for almost a decade. It is there where she developed her passion for vigorously protecting the rights and liberties of individuals.

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