The Inquisitor ran an article last week about the murder case of Charles R. Pilkinton and the fact that Pilkinton's son-in-law and a couple of businesses in which he is an officer had contributed to Schuyler Marvin's 'war chest'.
This is true, although there is no evidence that it has affected Marvin's ability to prosecute the case; he has charged Pilkinton with 2nd Degree Murder, which carries a life penalty.
Courthouse gossip has it that if Marvin believes that there is a perception of impropriety, he will turn the case over to the State Attorney General.
What really stood out about the Inquisitor article was the fact that Appeals Judge Henry Brown had testified at the bond hearing on behalf of Pilkinton, who is an old friend and fraternity brother. While this may not be improper, it is highly unusual and seems irregular.
In addition, it was shocking to find out that Pilkinton, a great friend of Judge Brown, had served on the James Monds jury back in the 80's when Brown was DA and was prosecuting the murder case. It is suprising that John Milkovich did not catch this at the time and challenge it.
Monds, a Barksdale airman, was released after serving 8 years in prison, thanks to Milkovich's efforts.
Personally, I have confidence that the DA will do the right thing, either in fully prosecuting the case or in recusing himself.
We'll support him in whichever option he follows.