Blinks of dying man court evidence
Published 23/09/2011 | 00:26
A judge in Cincinnati has decided a video of a dying man's blinking eyes, which prosecutors say identifies his killer, can be used as evidence in a trial.
The Hamilton County judge ruled jurors in 33-year-old Ricardo Woods' murder trial will be allowed to see an interview in which David Chandler blinks in response to police questions. Police interviewed him while he was on a ventilator, paralysed after being shot in the head and neck on October 28. Mr Chandler died about two weeks later.
Prosecutors say Mr Chandler identified Woods through a series of eye blinks. Woods' attorney argued the blinks are not conclusive and should not be allowed as evidence.