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Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi's role in the courtroom appears to have diminished a bit now that Jennifer Willmott is asking most of the questions in the Jodi Arias trial.
But is Nurmi's demeanor misleading, sitting back in his chair, observing testimony, throwing in the occasional objection? On Monday night, HLN viewers and Dr. Drew’s special guests voiced their thoughts.
“He's doing a competent job, which is what you want him to do, because when [Arias] is convicted, she, like most of defendants, will argue that she did not get effective assistance of counsel and he goes way above that,” attorney Mark Eiglarsh said. "[But Nurmi] lacks passion … he falls short of dynamic."
@drdrewhln All he does is slouch back in his chair all day! Worthless! Instead of doing his homework, he wants to rely on mistrials!
— Suzanne Williams (@Suzanne77555575) April 23, 2013
Sirius XM radio host and attorney Jenny Hutt continued, “I don't think he's a superstar. I think he's just satisfactory … [but] I don't think [Arias] will end up with the death penalty. Perhaps, that's how he's doing his job.”
@drdrewhln Whenever anyone says the name Kirk Nurmi, I hear "Burt & Ernie" from the Muppets. Am I the only one?
— Donna Miller Ragland (@p1gsfly) April 23, 2013
Former prosecutor Loni Coombs added, “He's a reserved, understated person … [he] is doing everything that he needs to do to make sure that this case is tried effectively.”
— Nikki (@SWEETBADTHANG) April 23, 2013
Take our poll: Grade Kirk Nurmi's performance so far
@drdrewhln Hes like a huge lump on a log. Jodi tries to show him her notes n he doesn't even look up. I would have fired him
— Rose (@Rosemarrisa) April 23, 2013
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