I just wanted to add a little to this:
Two reasons why this guy got off: http://t.co/b4O4N63cQ9 1, CSI-style shows. 2, good luck finding a jury that would have convicted.
— Moe Lane (@moelane) August 28, 2014
Not the bit about ‘No jury would convict;’ the bit about CSI. I think that thirty years ago, that guy would have been convicted of second degree murder, or possibly would have gotten to cop to a temporary insanity plea; because thirty years ago the fact that the guy had ammo of the same type as the bullet used in the homicide, but no gun* for that ammo, would have loomed larger than the fact that there was no powder residue on the guy’s hands or arms. Forensics is not actually magic, or a collection of Magic Plot Devices; if the guy knew what he was doing then he could have scrubbed the evidence, easy. If he did, that was apparently enough to let him go free. (more…)