James Flanders’ attorney, for one, isn’t a fan of “Cold Justice.”
Glenn Swiatek has been hired to defend Flanders against allegations he killed Marie Jane Carlson in 2011.
Carlson’s disappearance — no body has ever been located — was chronicled April 17 on the television show “Cold Justice.” Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators participated in the filming.
Swiatek isn’t waiting, though, to criticize the “Cold Justice” airing as a law enforcement “publicity stunt.”
“Television dramas such as ‘Cold Justice’ are not courts of law, although apparently the state would have the public believe so,” Swiatek said in his letter, adding, “This reality drama’s premise has never been to be objective.”
Swiatek contends the dramatization of the Carlson case “creates the probability that prospective jurors have been exposed to prejudicial information that will not be admissible at trial.”