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    I understand that there were nine key witnesses, seven of whom have recanted their testimony. The eighth witness has left the state and refuses to talk about the case. And the ninth cannot recant without confessing that he committed the murder. Indeed, some of the other recanting witnesses have now implicated him.

    How can you prove him guilty today with witness testimony in these circumstances? Seven recanted, one refuses to talk and the 9th could be the actual murderer.

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      wiscmass

      Read what Rep. John Lewis said to the Parole Board this morning:

      But here is what I understand to be true. I understand that there is no physical evidence. No murder weapon. No fingerprints. No DNA.

      Just the testimony of a few frightened and confused people who were taken completely by surprise when a tragedy suddenly erupted — without warning — for just a few seconds — in the middle of the night. And now, the case against Mr. Davis, that rested on that testimony, is a shambles. I understand that there were nine key witnesses, seven of whom have recanted their testimony. The eighth witness has left the state and refuses to talk about the case. And the ninth cannot recant without confessing that he committed the murder. Indeed, some of the other recanting witnesses have now implicated him.

      1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

      by noweasels on Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 03:14:32 PM PDT

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