Monday, September 25, 2006
Saline County acquittal
The Salina Journal reported that Michael Sheahon won an acquittal in a Saline County rape/aggravated indecent liberties with a child case. Jurors in this case recognized what "investigators" so often do not: sometimes children make up allegations. If jurors applied the beyond a reasonable doubt standard more faithfully, a lot fewer of these cases resting solely on child allegations would stand.