Originally posted by Suzianne
The false testimony of these two witnesses could have been uncovered as false had the prosecutor turned over crucial evidence. Under law, the prosecutor is required to do so. The prosecutor shares blame in taking away 34 years of this man's life. Maybe he should share a cell with the scumbag 'eyewitness' for the next 34 years.
There are a catalogue of things that went wrong in this case.
That is one. The idiotic [and likely racist] jury being another.
The point being, eyewitnesses are a really lousy form of evidence.
And come nowhere close to the kind of trustworthiness and veracity
needed to establish an extraordinary claim even when the eyewitness
is still around to be questioned.