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A central Vermont man who was acquitted of a murder charge in the fatal 2002 shooting of a co-worker outside a pizza restaurant in Waitsfield called police and confessed to the crime last month — but there’s nothing state authorities say they can do about it.
Turnbaugh said at the time that state police were “a bunch of sore losers.” He added, “The killer’s still out there.”
Originally posted by dave0davidson
reply to post by ColoradoJens
Yes I read the article. But I think you and I are the only ones who did. What does the jury was out to lunch mean? Now I'm confused. Maybe if I try to re-word my post.
A crazy man confesses to a murder he didn't commit. He also confesses to the 9/11 attacks.
His lawyers argue that there is no evidence that he committed the murder except the confession of a crazy man.
The jury agrees with them and finds him not guilty.
Years later he calls police and confesses again to the same murder.
For some reason people respond to your thread about the article as if the man is in fact truly guilty and he confessed again to thumb his nose at the police or something. It seems to me that they must not have read the article at all.
Sorrell credited defense lawyers Kurt Hughes and Frank Twarog with being able to raise the reasonable doubt necessary for acquittal. Hughes and Twarog contended the evidence was inconclusive. They noted that Turnbaugh, who has a history of mental illness, was the type who would make self-incriminating statements even though he was not involved in the crime. Hughes told the Burlington Free Press on Monday that Turnbaugh’s confessions arise from his mental state. “He said the same thing before the trial. It is part of his mental illness, and he also claimed responsibility for 9/11,” Hughes said. “The jury rightfully did not put a lot of stock in his statements.