Miami lawyer’s pants Erupt In Flames during arson trial in court! Like WE may Like it

Mar 2016
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A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury — in an arson case.

Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

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He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.

Gutierrez was representing Claudy Charles, 48, who is accused of intentionally setting his car on fire in South Miami-Dade. He had just started his closing arguments when the fire broke out. Jurors convicted Charles anyway of second-degree arson.


Read more here: Lawyer's pants erupt in flames during Miami arson trial | Miami Herald

Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

Read more here: Lawyer's pants erupt in flames during Miami arson trial | Miami Herald

:think: First thing that CAME TO MIND. Was his client set him on fire as he may just be an arsonist? LOL! Cell phones and e-cigarettes bursting into flames. Really these newer batteries. FFS!