Murder Trial May Hinge on Dying Man's Blinks

Jury will see videotaped interview with victim
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 11, 2012 1:18 PM CDT
Murder Trial May Hinge on Dying Man's Blinks

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. Jurors will see a videotaped interview of Chandler.

Authorities say it shows the man paralyzed from wounds to his neck and head identifying Woods as his shooter by blinking at certain times for yes and no. Woods' attorney says the blinks were unreliable. A hearing Monday could determine the trial date. (More murder trial stories.)

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