Criminal defense attorney, Silva Megerditchian, was interviewed by the Law & Crime Network regarding the murder trial in Florida involving convicted felon Markeith Loyd. He is accused the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, attempted murder of her brother, and the murder of police officer, Debra Clayton.
Megerditchian spoke to how the prosecution did a great job of wrapping up the case in closing arguments. The jury is deliberating whether the this is a case of self-defense or a crime of passion.
Criminal defense attorney, Silva Megerditchian, CEO of SLM Law, was quoted by the Los Angeles Times in their article titled, “As ASAP Rocky stands trial, his famous supporters could be hurting his case” posted August 1, 2019.
Megerditchian, based in Los Angeles, was quoted, “For instance, we’re warned you have the right to remain silent. You’re warned you have the right to an attorney. You’re warned not to make statements or else they’ll be used against you. We find these rules in Miranda, like you see on TV,” she said. “The majority of the world doesn’t have that.”
The article continues to quote, “But Megerditchian said U.S. efforts to help the rapper actually might have backfired.
“I think the Swedish government really wants to be careful not to show any preferential treatment for an ASAP Rocky versus another international person. So this is one of those instances where I think international pressure from the United States … might have put ASAP Rocky in a worse position,” she said.
Megerditchian also found it interesting how quickly Sweden’s justice system works, going from arrest to trial in the space of a month, and wondered if Rocky’s attorneys had enough time to properly prepare.”