[caption id="attachment_66168" align="aligncenter" width="627"] dying man's blinks[/caption]Dying Man Obtains Justice in the Blink of an Eye
Cincinnati, OH - jurors were riveted during the victim's testimony at the murder trial of Ricardo Woods who is charged with shooting and killing David Chandler.
Chandler himself passed away from the shooting incident which left him paralyzed and unable to speak back in October 2010. At the time, police filmed Chandler in an interview being shown a photograph of his suspected shooter, Woods, and being asked to blink twice for a "no" and thrice for "yes".
In the video, Chandler successfully identifies his soon-to-be killer by blinking his eyes thrice. Woods' defense attorneys tried in earnest to suppress the evidence which may prove damning to their case by arguing that Chandler was not in a proper state of mind.
They also argued that Chandler did not understand the instructions or was inconsistent in the application of the "twice" for no "thrice" for yes rule.
Despite their strenuous objections, the presiding judge allowed the video into evidence.
During the interview, if Chandler failed to answer a question or didn't apply the blinking instructions clearly, police repeated the question.
The motive for the shooting appears to be drug-related. The question of Woods' guilt now rests in the hands of the jury who will have to consider the merits of the video testimony.
Ohio Jurors Shown Key Video of Dying Man's Blinks