The Drive-By Murder Investigation

Attorney Skip Cornelius represented a Defendant charged with a drive-by retaliation shooting.

Detective Cindy Klein Investigates

Cindy Klein interviewed a number of the identification witnesses, finding that their identification was far less from positive as stated in the police report. Skip was able to minimize the witnesses’ credibility during the first trial, which resulted in a hung jury.

The Defendant remained in jail for another year and a half while we waited for the State to conduct the 2nd trial. During this time the witnesses’ memories did not improve, so the State elected to offer a sentence of Manslaughter for time served; which the Defendant accepted.

RESULT BASED ON INVESTIGATION: Manslaughter Conviction, Time Served

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The Drive-By Murder Investigation