Monday, July 23, 2012

How Bail Bonds Work from www.aboutbail.com

 
 
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Motion for a mistrial should have been granted (7 10 12)

Brandon Beckwith was on trial for the murder of Eric Copley in Cuyahoga County. The main issue in the case was the identity of the shooter who killed Copley. The evidence against Beckwith was underwhelming. There was no physical evidence tying Beckwith to the scene and Beckwith made no admission to the police when he spoke with them. So there was a problem when a witness for the State testified at Beckwith’s trial that she heard a co-defendant (who did not testify at trial) say that Beckwith killed Copley. Because this hearsay went to the heart of the case and other evidence that Beckwith was the killer was weak, the Eighth District Court of Appeals for Cuyahoga County determined that a "curative instruction" could not fix the problem and the motion for mistrial should have been granted. The case has been remanded for a new trial in State v. Beckwith, 2012-Ohio-3076.

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