Over the last few months, as ally after ally abandoned Mike Nifong, his sole remaining advisors became the Troika: wife Cy Gurney, “investigator” Linwood Wilson, and “activist” Victoria Peterson. These three appear to have come up with the idea to send
Members of the Troika, however, made clear their disapproval of the move. In one of the case’s most bizarre lines, John Stevenson reported that Nifong’s “wife, Cy Gurney, said he had not mentioned his request to her.” He didn’t mention it?
Peterson, meanwhile, descended to the steps of the county courthouse, where she convened a 4pm “rally for justice” yesterday. The event, which was captured by ABC-11’s cameras, attracted a total of two people. (Truth is stranger than fiction.) Peterson lashed out, “There is no reason [for the recusal]. We have a district attorney who is well able, qualified, to do his job.”
While Gurney and Peterson will live to fight another day,
At this stage, it’s hard to muster much sympathy for any of the Troika.