- Oct 31, 2008
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But how many of those thousands who may have bought those same shoes from Walmart, were then later investigated/charged with murdering 8 people?
Amd I can't come up with a way that anybody, shoe expert or not, that could say what shoe somebody was wearing at a specific date and time unless they themselves saw them wearing those specific shoes. So, IMO, who wore the shoes in this case is not the most important issue thate the State is trying to put forth, but rather more important IMO is that the State wants to show that the shoes were purchased by AW prior to the murders as part of the planning (and of course that AW and JW say they were worn by JW and GW the night of the murders (and no, I don't believe everything those 2 say, but that's up to the jurors, not me). JMO
It's just circumstantial evidence that, when combined with other evidence, shows that the defendants committed the murders they're accused of. In this case, the other evidence is an admission of guilt by not one, but two of the parties involved.
Defendant 1 buys shoes for sons, in their sizes, at local Walmart per receipt and surveillance video
A short time later, brand new shoes in those same sizes leave prints in blood at 2 of 4 murder scenes. Those murder scenes also contain ballistic evidence showing guns and ammo owned by the defendants were used to kill several people in those 2 crime scenes
The victims killed at those two crime scenes were targets for the 2 killers because of personal disagreements those killers had with the victims
Later, Defendant 1 who bought the shoes for her sons, admitted that she bought them for the murderers and they wore them that night. One of the murderers confessed and confirmed that he and one of the other murderers wore those shoes that night, then later burned them.
That's enough evidence for a jury to fairly and honestly convict someone of being at the scenes of those murders. This is a conspiracy case and the jury is bring asked to convict George of being involved in the conspiracy and of being at the scene of the crimes.