“You don’t see many help themselves,” said Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter. “I’ve seen a lot more guys send themselves to prison than keep themselves out of it.”
Marietta defense attorney Ashleigh Merchant she wouldn’t put Ross Harris on the stand.
“Early in my practice, I used to think that I should always put defendants on the stand,” Merchant said. “Then I got to the point where I had a couple of cases with a good prosecutor. They’re going to be able to twist and turn what the defendant says. And in this case, Chuck Boring, one of the prosecutors, he is an excellent cross-examiner. That would worry me.”