Victim's eye blinks key to Ohio murder trial
Written by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:05

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio jurors will have to determine whether a dying, paralyzed man identified his shooter by blinking his eyes as they deliberate in the suspect's murder trial.

The prosecution and the defense completed closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of 35-year-old Ricardo Woods. Woods is accused of fatally shooting David Chandler in 2010. Jurors are to begin deliberating Tuesday afternoon.

Prosecutors told jurors that Chandler clearly identified Woods by blinking his eyes in a video interview with police that jurors saw in the trial. Chandler was paralyzed from the shooting and unable to speak. Police said he blinked three times for yes to identify Woods' photo.

The defense attorney told jurors that Chandler's physical condition and the medication he was taking made his blinking inconsistent and unreliable.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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