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"He could have turned over a video tape of him committing the murder and it wouldn't change the fact that double jeopardy is attached," Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell told The Huffington Post. "We had our chance. The jury acquitted him and, just in the same way OJ could confess today to his wife's murder, it wouldn’t affect what could be done to him."
There have been speculation and rumors that authorities could go after Turnbaugh on other potential charges such as perjury, but Sorrell said the defendant did not testify on his own behalf, so perjury is out of the question.
Originally posted by Forevever
Makes me wonder if we should force the accused to take the stand.... what do you think?
Everyone else in the accused circle has to go up and testify and have their personal life dragged in the mud yet the accused gets to just sit there?
Originally posted by Forevever...could go after Turnbaugh on other potential charges such as perjury, but Sorrell said the defendant did not testify on his own behalf, so perjury is out of the question.
Besides that, the statute of limitations is up
Originally posted by SpringHeeledJack
Double-Jeopardy was explained to me like this:
Back in England, people would get trials. But if the ruling (innocent) displeased the King or his goons, the person would be tried and tried again until hanged.