The Coalfield Progress has this interesting article on the pretrial skirmishing in the Lee County murder case of Jimmy Allen Ayers, accused of murdering his great-grandparents.
Ken at CrimLaw will like the last bit:
"Rivers asked the judge to require that prosecutors respond to all defense motions in writing, to create a paper trail in case of an appeal.
McElyea said her office has not generally done that.
Why should they have to? Sergent asked. In the event of an appeal, what matters is the court's rulings, he said."