State Requests Removal of Defense Team

Following a tense round of opening statements, prosecutors in the trail of Judge Regina Arditti asked that the defense team be removed from the case.

The reason, they say, is defense attorneys Theresa Caballero and Stuart Leeds have made it impossible through their bad courtroom behavior for a fair trail to be held.

Judge Steve Smith, after careful consideration, denied the state’s request, saying he could re-visit the issue later during the trail.

The trial is expected to go on until about 5:30 p.m. this evening.