Convicted sex offender Mark Grunau must have thought the wheels of justice were not only turning slowly in his case, but had ground to a stop altogether. And in a way they had.
It seems that for his first eight years in prison, Grunau thought his case was working its way through the appeal courts. But, alas, his lawyer, identified by San Jose’s Sixth District Court of Appeal as one Dan J. Foley, did nothing right after he filed an appeal on Sept. 6, 1996. In the meantime, Foley kept assuring Grunau’s dad that the appeal was proceeding “in due course.”
Today, the Sixth District — which dismissed Grunau’s appeal way back in 1997 after no opening brief was filed — removed the remittitur that terminated the case and reinstated Grunau’s appeal.
Lies, all lies, after the jump ...