Mr. ROB KEPPLE
(Texas District and County Attorneys Association): That's not a good idea.
HEIMLICH: Rob Kepple is general counsel for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.
says prosecutors should not be limited to how they use snitches.
points out that by law, juries must be told of
says snitch testimony is often necessary to convict criminals.
: As a prosecutor, I'll
take my evidence wherever I can get it.
And if someone calls me from the jail and says, 'Hey, my roommate just told me that he
really did rape this woman and that he
was going to pretend to be insane to try to get out if it'--which, by the way, is a real case--you bet I'm going to use that witness if I can verify that and let the jury judge that credibility.