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8 Responses to “In case you were wondering….”
Peter Ramins |
February 23rd, 2010 at 6:38 pm
Why wouldn’t he be? The establishment hasn’t exactly demonstrated concern or care about the quality of the witnesses for the prosecution.
What does mildly surprise me is that we haven’t seen a demand for him to examine bodies in more states. (After being given a good idea of what the prosecution hopes he will find, of course.)
Actually it’s not surprising. Considering how long cases can drag out. This is a 2007 which is longer than the 18 months that he has been out. Be interesting to see if the defense starts in on Hayes credibility all things considered.
The first case seems pretty harmless. He testified that the wounds were consistent with a stab wound when the defendant admitted stabbing the victim. The issue in that case seems to be intent, not what happened.
In the second case, he hasn’t actually testified yet. He only performed the testimony. It’s good to see that the defense is already prepared to dispute the autopsy if necessary.
That said, eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.