His trial for the crime of self defense was supposed to start today in Phila. If anyone went to observe, please post what happened. I don't want to depend on the media for reality.
When I first heard about this, I wrote him a note of support (c/o his lawyer).
What on Earth is the prosecutor thinking??
It's on video that a gang attacked him, he warned them off, backed away, etc.,
AND he was licensed to carry,
AND he called for an ambulance after the guy was down.
Why waste the time & $$$ going after the guy for what was clearly self-defense?
Go to PAFOA, discussion forums, regions, Philadelphia, "Gerald Ung trial coming up...", last page. A post gives a link to remarks from a local attorney who is attending as an observer. Note the remarks about NOT feeding ideas to the DA which can be used against Ung
was he open carrying? because if he was, then it wouldn't even matter if he was licensed to or not. i think that this is completely ridiculous. from what i have heard/heard about this case, it will be thrown out. and gerald und should sue from fees that he has had to pay to waste his life going through this stupid trial!
Not guilty!!!so, what's the latest on ung?
Temple student not guilty in Old City shooting
By MENSAH M. DEAN
Philadelphia Daily News
Gerald Ung, the Temple University Law School student who shot a man six times on an Old City sidewalk last year, was found not guilty by a Philadelphia jury this afternoon.
The verdict means the jury of six men and six women believed Ung when he testified yesterday that he acted in self-defense. The jury began deliberations at 11:32 this morning.
Ung, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime for shooting Edward DiDonato Jr. shortly after 2:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2010.
according to an earlier report, the jury went out just before noon. Sounds like they barely had time to review all the evidence. This tells me it was not even close. The philly da's office should be reprimanded for even thinking about bringing this case to trial.