Friday, October 12, 2012

Murder Trial

This week I’ve been sitting in on parts of a murder trial. This is a cold case from 1994 that was reopened in 2011, and an original suspect is being brought to trial. What’s interesting is that all the evidence is circumstantial. There were no witnesses who saw the gun being fired, no gun found and no direct confirmation that the accused was at the scene of the murder. There is evidence that the accused bought a gun, although he told the police in 1994 he didn’t, and that he had in his possession the type of ammunition that killed the victim. He also was earlier convicted of stealing checks from the victim and forging checks. The trial will continue next week and I’m going to try to hear more of the testimony.

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