What is circumstantial evidence?

Since following the Cooper trial and seeing so many factors that contributed to a very unfair trial, I’ve been trying to understand how the jury arrived at their verdict with so little concrete evidence.  I’ve taken a look at several other cases that also appear to be wrongful convictions and I’m noticing a pattern. In…

Missing shoes

The morning Nancy disappeared, Brad made a trip to the Harris Teeter grocery store to buy milk for their daughter.  During the trial, the store surveillance video was shown to the jury and prosecutors made the suggestion that the shoes he was wearing that morning were “never recovered”.  They emphasized it in their closing arguments…