Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Prosecution and the Defense

The main prosecutor in the case against Joshua Komisarjevsky is New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington, at right.
He is joined by Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Gary Nicholson.
"Dearington is the “dean” of Connecticut’s State’s Attorneys, now in his 24th year in the position. He was first appointed State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia/Milford effective October 1, 1985, and since November 1987 has served as the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven," according to the state Criminal Justice Commission website.

The Komisarjevsky defense team is made up of  Walter Bansley III, Jeremiah Donovan and Todd Bussert.

Bansley has been cited as the inspiration for the military lawyer played by Tom Cruise in the movie “A Few Good Men,” but that designation has been challenged by others. Bansley had a 20-year careers in the U.S. Marine Corps before he entered private practice, his website says.

In the bottom photo, Komisarjevsky's attorneys (left to right) Donovan, Bussert, and Bansley III walk out of Superior Court in New Haven during lunch recess on Feb. 15, 2011
Photo by Arnold Gold

In the top photo, Dearington arrives at court. Photo by Mara Lavitt

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