Lee Evans acquitted of five murder charges

Lee Evans has been acquitted of murdering Randy Johnson, Michael McDowell, Melvin Pittman, Ernest Taylor and Alvin Turner back in 1978.

Frankly, I had a feeling this was going to happen. The prosecution’s evidence was very weak and the case a very old one. I thought that if was convicted it would be more likely because he basically provided no defense. I think the Evans trial had a lot in common with the Caylee Anthony case — we know he/she did it but we can’t prove it, and proof is required.

I feel very sorry for the families of those boys today.

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3 thoughts on “Lee Evans acquitted of five murder charges

  1. Saffy November 23, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    OMG, how is that possible? just horrible.
    I am sure the jury believed he was guilty and wanted more than anything to convict…

  2. Lori November 25, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    So sad. A sad end to a terrible time period.

  3. Cattt November 26, 2011 / 4:42 am

    Oh my gosh! ::: sigh :::

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