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Should the prosecution have charged Robert Blake with murder in 2002 despite a lack of hard forensic evidence?

  • The Presecution Charged

    I personally think that Mental illness is used so often to discredit perfectly rational, perfectly good people. I don't think most people understand what mental illness is, or that there are varying degrees of it. Insomnia is a mental illness, so is OCD, so is depression it doesn't automatically mean you can discredit someone because of what they suffer.

  • The prosecution was right

    The prosecution should have charged Robert Blake with murder back in 2002 even though it did not have alot of forensic evidence. The circumstantial evidence was overwhelming and the prosecution did a good job even though all the jury members did not see it the same way as the prosecution.

  • hard forensic evidence

    I personally disagree,No, they should not have charged him with the murder, since there was not enough evidence to prove that he had anything to do with this case. He was a likely suspect, but he was most likely not the person that killed the other person, or they could prove it.

  • No, prosecution without forensic support is, at best, a gamble.

    In today's legal environment, attempting to prosecute a case without the backing of forensic evidence has a poor chance of success. We, as a society, have come to expect that any crime will produce a certain amount of forensic clues, be it something as "old school" as fingerprints or as recent as DNA testing. Without fulfilling these expectations of evidence, the potential of incurring the cost of the trial without a real hope of a successful prosecution becomes a limiting factor that cannot be ignored.

  • Not at all

    No, they should not have charged him with the murder, since there was not enough evidence to prove that he had anything to do with this case. He was a likely suspect, but he was most likely not the person that killed the other person, or they could prove it.


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