Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Video of Blinking Man to Be Used in Murder Trial

Judge Beth Myers of Cincinnati has ruled that the video of a dying man, who was instructed to blink his eyes to identify the person who shot him, may be used in an upcoming murder trial.

The victim, David Chandler, was shot in the neck and unable to communicate other than by blinking.  Police questioned him concerning the circumstances of the shooting, instructing him to blink a certain number of times to answer their questions.  Ricardo Woods' picture was shown to Chandler, and Woods is now on trial for the murder.

The parties are due in court in two weeks for a pre-trial hearing.

Columbus Dispatch

ABC News