Opening arguments were given on Monday, May 11, 2009. Prosecution headed by Kenneth Taub laid out the case that Littlejohn was a sex fiend, and according to the Daily News story, Taub said that "He did the same thing to two other women three months before" and "Until this case, he got away with it." They briefly described the circumstantial evidence against Littlejohn. Littlejohn used glasses which some defense lawyers have described as the "nerd defense, which is a tactic used to make felons and other criminals appear less menacing to the jury during a trial."
Defense headed by Joyce David said that the case was "racially charged frame-up by police eager to close a blockbuster case" according to the News. David said ""He's a black man with a long criminal record." and "Who's going to care about him?" David then pointed her finger at bartender Daniel Dorrian of The Falls bar and said that "Darryl Littlejohn is being framed to protect Danny Dorrian".
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