Monday, January 06, 2003


...though a great gift idea for the DME editors!

La. Prosecutors Rebuked for 'Noose' Ties

GRETNA, La. - Two assistant district attorneys were rebuked for wearing ties decorated with a hangman's noose and the Grim Reaper at a hearing in a capital murder case.

Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick said he told Donnie Rowan and Cameron Mary that the ties were inappropriate, and that they should never wear anything like them to work again.

"They were a joke, although a poor joke," Connick said. "People do those kinds of things. I saw one defense attorney wear a tie that said 'not guilty.'"

Jefferson Parish is a New Orleans suburb.