Your career hasn’t jaded you. Most of us non lawyers don’t fully understand the degree of evidence neededI'm not banking on the jury doing anything. I'm simply giving how I see things if I were on the jury.
He doesn't have to offer a plausible reason as to why he didn't do it. All he has to say is he didn't do it, which he basically did by pleading not guilty.
All their evidence is circumstantial. I haven't been looking for anything that the Prosecution has proven that says he didn't kill her. I've been looking for them to prove to me that he did. I don't think they have. Not convincingly.
The Defense asked all the right questions TBH. Was his DNA on her? No. Can you see him driving the car the night she was taken? No. Those two questions are enough for a hung jury IMO. Do I like that I feel that way? Not at all.
Maybe my career has jaded me.