[quote user="DavenIII"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"]
again had they had evidence that it was her that disposed the body it would of been enough with the other things they brought forth in the trial to get her murder one.
Its not a stretch at all.
It's not a stretch, it's just plain wrong.
I will say, even if they had video of her disposing the body, even with all the circumstantial evidence that is HIGHLY unlikely that she would have gotten Murder 1, and even if she did I would say there there is less then a 1% chance she would have gotten the death Penalty (is the Death Penalty even allowed in that state?)
It is likely they would have went with the accidental theory that Morehead brought up earlier...which means at worst with the evidence provided (including this magic video tape of her disposing the body) I think it's almost a sure thing she would have ended up with manslaughter.....because of the supposed accidental nature of the death.
no way... all the lies she would of been caught in? Murder 1 would of been guaranteed
Florida is a death penalty state and we weren't debating whether she would have gotten it or not. I suggest that she should have. It was a personal opinion. And its not emotional:
<font color="#0000ff"><span class="hw">first degree murder</span> n. although it varies from
state to state, it is generally a killing which is deliberate and
premeditated (planned, after lying in wait, by poison or as part of a
scheme), in conjunction with felonies such as rape, burglary, arson,
involving multiple deaths, </font><font color="#0000ff" size="6">the killing of certain types of people (such
as a child, a police officer, a prison guard, a fellow prisoner)</font><font color="#0000ff">, or
with certain weapons, particularly a gun. The specific criteria for
first degree murder are established by statute in each state and by the
United States Code in federal prosecutions. It is distinguished from
second degree murder in which premeditation is usually absent, and from
manslaughter which lacks premeditation and suggests that at most there
was intent to harm rather than to kill. (See: murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, felony murder doctrine)</font>