26 Jan '15, 11pm
Former 82nd chief of justice convicted of rape, assault
"The extent of Maj. Burris' involvement and influence in the conduct of this entire investigation and court-martial is critically relevant to our pending clemency requests," Maher wrote to the division commanding general. "It is altogether probable that Maj. Burris was to some extent distracted from his primary duties of properly supervising and training junior prosecutors in murder, rape, and serious cases. His attending to matters outside work involving his wife, children, career, his license to practice law, being investigated, facing a trial, destroyed career, and facing time in prison may have contributed to the succession of legal errors raised by the accused and counsel and presently before the commanding general."