Sunday, April 29, 2007


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Trial Set for Alleged Phony Fireman

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- On Halloween 2005, prosecutors say, Peter Braunstein dressed in full firefighting regalia - but his outfit had nothing to do with the holiday.

Instead, the freelance writer used the get-up as a ruse to enter the Manhattan apartment of a former co-worker who was then stripped, bound with duct tape and sexually abused for 13 hours, according to prosecutors.

Opening statements are expected Monday in the bizarre case.

Before the jury was seated last week, state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Farber made two key rulings: First, he barred most of the statements Braunstein made to police after his arrest on a Tennessee college campus.


Let's hope the Jury gets this one right. It doesn't look good on the face considering the Judge barred most of the statements Mr. Braunstein made to the Police and recently we have been seeing a rash of Juries just plain getting it wrong.

Mr. Braunstein is certainly a potential LIFER after the crimes he is alleged to have committed. Should he be convicted, I would hope that he never sees one moment of freedom again. This man is extremely dangerous and put the public at risk with his disguises and impersonating public servants.

Also, please remember that Mr. Braunstein's Father made repeated public pleas for HIS SON to turn himself in and was very distraught over his actions and alleged crimes. He deserves to be recognized for his bravery and realizing that his son was a danger to the public and his allegiance was to public safety and NOT to his son, unlike another case we are currently following.

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