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News Posted on October 25, 2010

Professor Shestowsky Comments on Torture Case for Contra Costa Times

Professor Donna Shestowsky commented for the Contra Costa Times on the trial of a man accused of holding a teenager captive and torturing him for more than a year in a Tracy home.  Three defendants in the case have accepted plea agreements, while the fourth, Anthony Waiters, is set to stand trial.  Professor Shestowsky commented that it was interesting that Waiters is going to trial, given the actions of the other defendants. 

"That is in fact his right," Shestowsky said. "It is interesting, certainly risky business. On the other hand, maybe he knows something we don't know."

Donna Shestowsky, who has both a law degree and a PhD in Psychology, is a Professor at UC Davis School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Negotiation Strategy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Legal Psychology.  She was the 2007 recipient of the Law School's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Contra Costa Times article