|“Guess what? My body was dry,” he said. “So the body could have dried that quickly.”|
|Written by Janice Morse • email@example.com|
|Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:23|
Ironically, Lassiter noted that on Thursday morning, he was in the shower when his phone rang, so he stepped out to answer it. He noticed he spent three minutes talking. “Guess what? My body was dry,” he said. “So the body could have dried that quickly.”
The question of how long it takes a body to air-dry was what Widmer’s first jurors tried to answer on their own by doing home experiments, then discussing them during deliberations. Those experiments violated court rules that say jurors must reach their verdict based solely on evidence presented in court.
Prosecutors, however, also never settled on one specific scenario for how Widmer allegedly drowned his wife. And although prosecutors aren’t required to prove a motive, that’s also something jurors – and the public – generally would like to know, Lassiter said.
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