posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 08:01 AM
reply to post by OatDelphi
I stand corrected I didn't know the exact reason just that it involved a tip.
If you recall from the Scott Peterson trial this same thing came up-about a tip to crimestoppers. Mark Geragos somehow found out that the tipster who
reported a breakin at the house next to Scott' and Lacy's was known to the prosecution. He demanded the person be made available at discovery. When
he went to add the persons name to the witness list the judge said this person could only testify with the jury out of the courtroom.
This started a 3 day war of revolving sidebars-and again-the issue was never settled. Due to the fact that it was a very minor detail and everyone
knew Scott was guilty because of the stupidity of the crime-and only someone as stupid as Scott could have thought he could get away with it.
The issue of facing an accuser who calls in a tip is still in legal neverland.