Oklahoma v. CEB, McCurtain County, CF-2007-86
Defendant charged with 1st degree murder of a reputed "4th generation" Blood mobster and with shooting w/ intent to kill the mobster's younger associate. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation or OSBI investigated the crime and presented these charges to the DA's office for prosecution. Trial lasted 4 days. Mr. Pierce presented the testimony of shooting reconstruction expert Edward E. Hueske of Denton, TX to show the most likely placement of the actual shooter (whom Mr. Pierce posited to be the defendant's brother). Mr. Hueske's presentation along with Mr. Pierce's meticulous cross-examination of the state's witnesses (including 3 so-called eyewitnesses), and his careful direct examination of CEB himself, resulted in not guilty verdicts on both charges after only 55 minutes of jury deliberation.