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    WOW! Go jurors!

    While deliberating, the jury found an impression of the hold up note in a "blank" notebook found in the accused bank robber's car! Neither the DA nor the cops knew it was there!
    C'mon, fess up! Was there a Websleuther on that jury?

    http://www.cbs46.com/news/14326125/detail.html

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    How awesome is that!!!!

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    Wow! So they used it as evidence even though it wasn't presented as such during the trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKid View Post
    So can they use it as evidence if it wasn't presented at the trial?
    I think because the notebook was evidence, that the indentation they found in it could be used...

    “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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    That's awesome!
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    RIGHT ON!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicRose99 View Post
    I think because the notebook was evidence, that the indentation they found in it could be used...
    I smell the appeal coming, but good for the jurors!

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    Now THAT is a jury!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywing View Post
    Now THAT is a jury!

    I agree that is looking for the evidence and finding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKid View Post
    Wow! So they used it as evidence even though it wasn't presented as such during the trial.
    I was thinking the same thing! ..

    I am not sure how the item already being into evidence will come into play here.

    Its pretty sad that the police and the DA both missed this!


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    My guess is that the defense may be able to have the information thrown out on appeal, due to a possible disclosure issue. If the prosecution "had" the evidence but didn't disclose it to the defense, it's not admissable. I suppose the defense could argue that the prosecution "knew" about it ior should have known about it.

    Any lawyer posters on the board think that argument would work with an appeals judge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I was thinking the same thing! ..

    I am not sure how the item already being into evidence will come into play here.

    Its pretty sad that the police and the DA both missed this!
    OMGosh that is what I was thinking. I would hate to live in a city where the DA and the police were that inept.

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    I think if the entire notebook was submitted into evidence, and the defense was allowed to examine it...

    OH WELL!!

    It sucks to be them.

    Everyone had their turn at it, and all of the parties involved should be required to look into the camera and say,

    "NO, I am not smarter than a juror."

    It will kill the lawyers, but I am okay with that.



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