There may have been enough to convict if the jurors were all completely ignorant, like most people are.
That whole case was a joke, how could anyone find a juror who hadn't heard of the case since it was all over the TV for what?, Years?!.
Nevermind the schmoe who claimed to be an expert at forensic whatever, who claimed he could SMELL human decomposition in a coffee can of air collected
from her car trunk.
Nevermind how the body was found by fella near the house who was taking a piss in the woods.
Nevermind the fact that most of the evidence was circumstantial.
I talked to a whole bunch of people about this case, most of them said she shouldn't even get a trial because of the way the media twisted it into one
of those "Poor Little Dead Kid" cases which people get all emotional about, and kindly lose their minds over it. Scarier still, they were potential
I live in mortal fear of being tried by a jury of my peers because I know exactly what they are.
She was saved by a high powered lawyer who donated his time, otherwise she would have paid "The Po Persons Penalty", guilty of nothing but not being
able to afford adequate legal representation.
Oh, and another thing. If you have a couple thousand dollars, you can get a diploma that states you are a trained forensic something or other,
Really!, pay the cash and take an online test and get it mailed right to your house .It was done by an undergrad as a research project, and the story
was on FRONTLINE on the educational channel. Look it up, it was about forensic medicine, or rather the lack of it, most of that crap you see on TV
is just someone's overactive imagination, the technology doesn't even exist yet....
edit on 8-5-2013 by MyHappyDogShiner because: Wanted to add something.