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Triple Murder

Attorney Mike Coco was lead defense counsel representing a military nurse accused of killing three patients. The patients were all in an intensive care unit. The defense persuaded the military judge to force the government to provide the defense with necessary expert witnesses including an expert medical examiner, a forensic psychologist, and an expert in palliative medicine. The defense used these various experts to prove that their client did not go beyond the standard of care in using medication to ease the pain of the suffering patients. The defense also pointed out mistakes made by the attending physicians and residents in caring for these patients. The defense discovered discrepancies within the medical records that showed that the doctors had made the mistakes and not our client. The defense was also able to show that alleged admissions made by her client to a law enforcement undercover informant were not admissions at all. Instead, they were joking statements made over a few drinks. Ultimately, the client was acquitted of all charges and specifications against him.
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Law Office of Michael J. Coco, P.A. is owned by Attorney Michael J. Coco. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces