UPDATE: AU REVOIR SUSANNAH NESMITH - see below.
John Kastrenakis, long known in these parts as an assistant state attorney who, along with ASA Kevin Digregory obtained a hard fought for murder conviction against Joyce Cohen for plotting to kill her wealthy husband in their Coconut Grove house, has been appointed a Circuit Court Judge in West Palm Beach.
After leaving the SAO Kastrenakis was an AUSA in Dade, Broward and most recently West Palm.
The title of the post links to the Palm Beach Post article.
Rumpole and friends,
I've already talked to a bunch of the Justice Building regulars, but I wanted to let everyone know, I have left the Herald as part of the recent "force reduction." The story on Abe was my last.
Thanks for the help so many of you have given me over the years, understanding the courthouse and the law. The Justice Building is a fascinating place to cover.
I'm still in town, looking for work, and even considering going to law school, if I can find a way to pay for it.
I hope many of you will stay in touch. My cell stays the same, 305-772-4380. My personal email is email@example.com
former Herald scribe
Rumpole ponders.....we never got to meet the lovely and talented Ms. Nesmith.
"Of all the words of song or pen
the saddest are these:
it might have been."
Take care Oh Susannah....you did a great job.