D.C. Prosecutors Review Homicides After Acquittals

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17227-2003Oct12.html After a string of acquittals in homicide cases, Washington, D.C., prosecutors are conducting reviews after every murder trial to identify strengths and weaknesses in the way the cases are investigated and presented to juries, the Washington Post reports. Some jurors criticized prosecutors for weak cases, saying the scarcity of evidence and credible witnesses left them little choice. Since July 1, eight murder trials ended in acquittals. Two others ended in hung juries. Six trials during . . .

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