Charles Curbo asked a Tennessee court for a new trial for his client, Tony Wolfe. Wolfe was convicted of first-degree murder in January. Curbo wrote, in a motion requesting a new trial, that he could not have properly represented his client during the six-day trial because he was too tired. Curbo wrote that “the court constantly rushed defense counsel, who the court knew had little sleep on account of the hours that the court was keeping for no good reason.”
While Curbo’s motion for a new trial is unlikely to be granted, this case shows how caring lawyers will fight for their clients, even by damaging their own reputations.