Monday, April 27, 2009

Prosecutor blames mass shooting on Jim Defede

Veteran Miami Dade prosector Michael Von Zamft is blaming a weekend shooting that wounded five young men on CBS4's Jim DeFede says Miami New Times staff writer Tim Elfrink:
[T]he prosecutor working on the January case -- a veteran of the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office -- says he believes the latest attack was spurred by a news story by reporter Jim DeFede that aired Thursday on CBS4. Based on a description by an anonymous source, it clearly showed the family's address and criticized witnesses for not coming forward. "It is my personal opinion that this [Sunday] shooting was triggered by the DeFede piece," says Michael Von Zamft, an assistant state attorney. "Certainly that cannot be ruled out."
The New Times story doesn't make clear why Von Zamft singled out DeFede, since the mother, Lasonya Mills, also spoke on camera with other Miami TV news outlets.

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