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Murderer IDed by Dying Man's Blinks Gets 36 Years

Ricardo Woods sentenced to 36 years to life in prison

(Newser) - The man convicted in a murder trial that hinged on a paralyzed victim blinking his eyes to identify his shooter was sentenced today to 36 years to life in prison. A jury last month convicted Ricardo Woods, 35, of murder and felonious assault in the death of David Chandler, who... More »

Man Convicted of Murder Based on Victim's Blinks

Ricardo Woods rejected a plea deal

(Newser) - An Ohio man was convicted of murder and felonious assault today, in a case that hinged in large parts on the videotaped blinks of a dying man . Prosecutors on numerous occasions offered a plea deal to Ricardo Woods that would have seen him spend just 5 years in prison, the... More »

Trial Hinging on Dying Man's Blinks Begins

Jury will be shown controversial video

(Newser) - Jury selection began today in the trial of an Ohio man charged with murder in the shooting of a man authorities said identified his assailant by blinking his eyes while paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator. Ricardo Woods is charged with shooting David Chandler in the head and neck... More »

Murder Trial May Hinge on Dying Man's Blinks

Jury will see videotaped interview with victim

(Newser) - An Ohio jury will study a videotape of a dying man's eye blinks before deciding whether he used them to identify his killer. The unusual evidence for the upcoming murder trial of Ricardo Woods in the 2010 shooting of David Chandler in Cincinnati will be key for the prosecution.... More »

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