We thought it was important they get a sense of the space, whether what the district attorney says happened could have happened. That's really important for us, to be able to show the jurors that what they saw in court is not necessarily what the space looks like.
What our experts tell us happened ... is that at some point Kathleen fell backward and hit her head. She lay bleeding, gets up, steps into the pool of blood, slips and hits her head again ... She bled out.
These attorneys speaking out - they feel a need to defend their clients. Ethics rules (in North Carolina) allow for that. I think any criminal attorney would not be serving their client's interests if they did not speak out.