Miss­ing wit­nesses a ma­jor blow

Sunday Times - - News Crime -

Stephen Tu­son, ad­junct pro­fes­sor at the Wits Law Clinic, says key wit­nesses go­ing miss­ing is a ma­jor blow to a case. The de­fence could ar­gue hearsay ev­i­dence on the state­ments pro­vided to the pros­e­cu­tion and ask that it not be ad­mit­ted. They could also ar­gue the ev­i­dence can’t be tested un­der cross-ex­am­i­na­tion

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