No Dickie Scruggs at hearing

The Biggers order states that one of Zach Scruggs’ attorneys, Lee Martin, told the court that Dickie Scruggs’ testimony “is no longer needed in this case.” Biggers then rescinded his transport order.

Why the testimony will not be needed wasn’t specified although it’s possible both sides have agreed on what he would have said.

On condition that he be allowed the testify, Zach’s attorneys told the court that Dickie Scruggs would not avoid answering any questions by “taking the 5th,” which is the right against self-incrimination.

NEMS360.com
5/20/11