How the media reports on crime cases

Before watching the Cooper trial, I never paid much attention to trials.  I always assumed that strong evidence must exist in these cases, otherwise we would see a lot more acquittals.  I casually read the local news, never taking a close look at the specifics of the cases and without having the ability to view…

Judge Supported the Withholding of Exculpatory Evidence

Despite the very lengthy 10 week trial, there was very little evidence presented in this case and none of it connected Brad to the murder.  In any investigation, but especially this one, it’s crucial to explore every possible lead and to consider all information obtained, including information from children. The afternoon that Nancy disappeared, Bella…

Cary police destroy evidence in the Nancy Cooper murder investigation

To some, there are still remaining questions about the destruction of evidence from Nancy Cooper’s Blackberry  phone. Was the evidence intentionally destroyed or was it accidental?  Detective Young admits that he wiped all of the data from Nancy Cooper’s cell phone and claims it was accidental. The defense offered testimony that indicated the evidence was…