Washington Post writer Radley Balko, who has a book about Steven Hayne and Michael West in the works, reports that Michael West gave an interesting deposition in April in the Eddie Lee Howard case.
THE WITNESS: You know what’s relevant to my opinion?
MR. FABRICANT: What’s that?
THE WITNESS: I said if you know what’s relevant to my opinion, then let me go home and you answer the questions.
MR. FABRICANT: That’s what I’m trying to do right now is —
THE WITNESS: Can you read minds?
MR. FABRICANT: No, I’m trying to —
THE WITNESS: Try to think what I’m thinking now.
MR. FABRICANT: You’re thinking that this guy is a jerk and I want to get out of here.
THE WITNESS: No, no. It would take 5 years of improvement to get you to a jerk.
MR. FABRICANT: Okay. Let me ask you about the — you testified previously that —
THE WITNESS: Sociopath.
MR. FABRICANT: Okay.
THE WITNESS: Not jerk, but sociopath.
Here’s the article.