Originally Posted by byn63
Three hairs were found at the crime scene at strategic locations which were not MacDonald's. Murtagh then declared in 2006 that this was not significant! Judge Dupree always maintained in the MacDonald appeals that if the Brady violations had been disclosed it would not have changed the mind of an average juror. That's just a silly remark by a very bad judge. The trouble is that none of the judges at the Supreme Court have wide and practical experience of being a criminal attorney. They don't sufficiently appreciate the practical difficulties. Three of them were on MacDonald's side in about 1981/2 but he then lost by a 6/3 majority. There needs to be INVESTIGATING.
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