Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Will Blagojevich testfiy?

Rod Blagojevich has been claiming his innocence ever since his arrest.

"I will prove my innocence and I will testify," said Blagojevich

Those words came out of his mouth one week ago. But now his attorneys are singing a different tune.

"We're going to sit down and talk to the governor and make a decision so when we come in tomorrow morning we're going to tell the judge what our decision is," said Sam Adam Sr., an attorney for the ousted governor. "The judge was kind enough to give us until the morning to make that decision."

A smart move some legal experts say. Since the beginning they've said it was a risky move for the former governor to take the stand. The cross examination alone could sink his case.

"The prosecutions lawyers are pretty good. I think they did a good job undermining his brother a bit on the stand. And I think Blagojevich had such an ego…they could really take him down a path they don't want him to go," said Jason Pierceson, a legal and political analyst from UIS.

Pierceson's comments were featured in a July 20, 2010, report by WCIA-TV Channel 3.

Watch the story on WCIA's website