Our last post about this was Kent Hovind Trial: Week Two Begins. All the background information is there, so we won’t waste any time with that.
We have our first news report of the week from the Pensacola News Journal. Their headline is Hovind takes the witness stand. Wowie! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Embattled evangelist Kent Hovind took the witness stand today to defend himself from federal charges of fraud and contempt. Hovind – who has attained a degree of celebrity for debating against the theories of evolution and an “old” Earth – used his time on the stand to argue the validity of the charges against him and his perceived persecution at the hands of the government.
Yeah, his perceived persecution. Poor guy — he’s done nothing wrong, but the Darwinists are trying to destroy him. The news continues:
In a series of tense exchanges with his attorney, Hovind refused to give short answers to questions about his 2006 conviction for structuring funds and failing to withhold employee wage taxes. Instead, he prefaced all of his responses with details he perceived to be relevant, including admonishments of the government, references to scripture and verbatim readings of pertinent legal documents.
It’s every trial attorney’s nightmare — an out-of-control client. Let’s read on:
When asked to keep his answers brief, Hovind responsed [sic] the most expedient way to end the trial was to throw out the charges against him. “I’m threatened with 100 years (in prison),” Hovind said. “I want to go through every document that’s been presented. The jury is not going to go through all that. They’re just going to vote guilty or not guilty.”
Clever man — he’s insulted the jury. We continue:
In his testimony, Hovind said he believed all of his actions were lawful and that he had never conspired with Hansen to commit any dishonest act.
Hovind will be cross examined by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Eggers this afternoon.
Huh? The cross-examination isn’t in this news report? Aaaargh!! Okay, we’ll have to wait for that. We hate to leave you with a cliff-hanger, but that’s how it is. Stay tuned to this blog.
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