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Cincinnati Judge Rules Dying Man’s Blinks Can Be Used As Trial Evidence

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A Cincinnati judge says a video of a dying man blinking his eyes to identify his killer can be used as evidence in the suspect’s trial.

Ricardo Woods is charged with the murder of David Chandler, who was paralyzed after being shot in the head and neck October 28.

Prosecutors videotaped a conversation with Chandler in his hospital bed, where he indicated by blinking that Woods shot him. He died days later.

Judge Beth Myers watched the tape and said Chandler identified the shooter as Woods. Chandler confirmed two times to the detective that the shooter was Woods with three blinks when the detective held up a picture of Woods.

Woods’s attorney said the blinks should not be allowed at the trial, scheduled for October 3.


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