Judy Clarke has had a very interesting and intense career. The San Diego based public defender has had her share of tricky and heartbreaking cases. In her career Judy Clarke has helped defend such notorious criminals as the ” Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph and demented South Carolina mom Susan Smith, who drowned her two sons in 1994.” Yup, she’s gotten around. And now it looks like she is all set to defend Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of being solely responsible for the Arizona shootings.
But one question comes up, why would she defend people who have done such horrific acts?
According to reports, she is a staunch opponent of the death penalty and defends these criminals not to get them “off” but to ensure that they do not get a death sentence. A colleague told the AP that she, She, ” just doesn’t believe in the death penalty, so she does everything she can to keep that from happening.”
A pretty intense job to say the least. It has not been confirmed yet if Judy Clarke will defend Jared Lee Loughner but she reportedly has flown in from San Diego to Tuscon to try to get the gig .
Would you be able to do her job?