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Patrick Kane’s accuser’s attorney resigns

And things get even more complicated, per the Buffalo News:

Buffalo attorney Thomas Eoannou has dropped the Patrick Kane accuser as a client over “misrepresentations” of the evidence bag left at the accuser’s mother’s house.

“I don’t have confidence in the way the bag was found, Eoannou said at a promptly called news conference Thursday night.

One day earlier, a news conference was held by Eoannou to announce the rape kit evidence bag that had contained DNA evidence collected in the Kane investigation was anonymously delivered to the mother of the alleged victim. The mother of the alleged victim found the torn bag at her home, sandwiched between the storm door and the front door at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Eoannou told The Buffalo News on Wednesday the development “calls into question the integrity of all the physical evidence in this case.”

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III had told The News that Eoannou’s allegations about the evidence “will definitely be investigated.” He said he was surprised to hear that an evidence bag had been left at the home of the alleged victim’s mother and said he has never heard of such a thing in more than 27 years as a prosecutor.

“In 27-plus years, I’ve never seen a rape kit tampered with,” Sedita said. “It will be investigated, professionally investigated.”

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added 6:46am 9/27/15, Below, watch the attorney speak on the latest twist to this case...

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This is a mess.

Posted by SlimChance on 09/24/15 at 09:29 PM ET

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Hmm, looks like Patrick is free and wealthy man and will remain so.

 

Posted by Ventr on 09/24/15 at 09:56 PM ET

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Duke lacrosse team all over again.

Posted by Probie4Prez on 09/24/15 at 10:08 PM ET

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I have no idea what the hell is going on anymore.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 09/24/15 at 10:42 PM ET

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Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 09/24/15 at 10:42 PM ET

I’m not sure either, but it looks like Patrick Kane can rape people (allegedly) in Buffalo because he is God’s own child in that town.  I wonder where his “chauffeur” (off-duty Buffalo police officer and longtime family friend Lieutenant Thomas English) took him to celebrate tonight?

This piece of shit - and his circle of shit-orbiting enablers - sickens me.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 09/25/15 at 03:08 AM ET

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The police say it’s not the actual evidence bag and they have it accounted for.

So someone is lying.  This is only turning into more and more of a circus.  And that’s why the attorney is resigning:  sounds like he wanted a straight case and now that he’s not going to get it, he doesn’t want to mess with it anymore.  Can’t say I blame him.  I bet the minute the police came back with “Ummm, we have the evidence bag accounted for here, you know” he decided “Whelp, I’m out”.  And the fact that he did that tells me that he knows the police aren’t lying about still having it.

I will say this:  if this was an attempt from someone in Kane’s camp to make the problem go away, it’s probably going to have the *opposite* effect.  Shouting heads on ESPN already want Kane suspended indefinitely before there are even charges, simply because he’s white and they want an example made of him, and now this sensationalist wrinkle is only going to draw more eyeballs to the story.

And if this is something the accuser’s family cooked up, while it circus-fies the proceedings, it severely damages any actual case they may have had (again, why the attorney wants out, he knows this).


Whether or not Kane did it, the fact is his reputation and that the story has gotten to this point means he will, for the rest of his life, be in that Kobe Bryant/Ben Roethlisberger/Jameis WInston category where many people will be convinced he’s a rapist and consider him one (whether he is or not).

I do wonder if that thought even would bother him.  Kane doesn’t seem like the sharpest fella’, nor does he seem to have much of any sort of long-term thought process with what he does with his life.

Posted by Primis on 09/25/15 at 09:34 AM ET

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simply because he’s white and they want an example made of him

And here I thought we had a run-of-the-mill sex assault case. Now it’s got a racist angle too, huh?

Perhaps the shouting heads want Kane suspended because he’s been accused of a heinous crime. I mean, if he were black or brown, they’d likely also want him suspended. But since he’s white that means something more?

Posted by awould on 09/25/15 at 10:22 AM ET

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awould, the remarks came from Stephen A. Smith.  TSN has the vid, scroll to the 2:10 mark.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/15 at 10:25 AM ET

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the remarks came from Stephen A. Smith

What a dumb thing to say.

Posted by awould on 09/25/15 at 10:47 AM ET

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