University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on the Absence of a Prosecution Witness in a Double Homicide Case

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October 23, 2012

Professor David Harris discussed the fact that a prosecution witness is currently unavailable to testify in a Pittsburgh case involving the killing of a police officer and a civilian.  If the witness is not found in time for the trial, in January of 2013, this could impact the ability of the prosecution to go ahead with the case.  “Sometimes cases fail for lack of witnesses, or witnesses die, they get old, they can’t remember or they change their stories...Things happen over time,” Professor Harris said. 

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