Monday, October 30, 2006
Justice For Jill Behrman
A Morgan County jury found John Myers guilty in the death of IU student Jill Behrman six years ago after deliberating less than one hour--forty-five minutes to be more precise. I'm sorry, but this was a case built strictly on circumstantial evidence. The prosecution presented no direct evidence linking Myers to Behrman's death. The circumstantial evidence may well have been sufficient to convict Myers, but I would expect a jury to spend more than forty-five minutes reviewing all the evidence they've heard over the past couple of weeks. At least give us the impression you engaged in serious deliberations to confirm your conclusion before rushing out a verdict.