Baylee
Baylee asked:

If they knew for sure one of the guys did it, why did they let them free into the world to possibly do it again?

Chango Salamanca Not sure whether you are talking about Springsteen or Scott here. It is true that the juries found both men guilty, but the "knew for sure they did it" thing is debated. Basically all the prosecution had in the way of evidence were confessions that both defendants later retracted, saying they were coerced by the police. At the trials of both, the prosecution tried to corroborate each's confession by showing how close it was to other person's confession. This was deemed a 6th amendment violation because neither was able to confront the witness (other's confession). Basically, you can't read a statement that incriminates somebody unless the accused gets to ask questions of who is saying it. In this case that right was denied. It was a huge mistake by trial judge and I was shocked it took as long as it did to overturn. The DA considered retrying them, but since new DNA came to light that was not connected to any of the four, it pretty much made the confessions worthless.
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