Originally Posted by 2012Champs
If the cloths were recovered and the guys who actually did the killing were acquitted what would that have done to Ray? What charges would have come forth or convictions? The guys who did the killing were let go, let that sink in
The case against the killers was incomplete due to a lack of evidence (like stuff being thrown away and never recovered.... Hello? Anyone home?)
One of them, "Ray Lewis" pled to a lesser charge and wasn't even tried for the killing. You are certain that because the other guys walked that missing evidence would not have made any difference and that's just speculation. I think you have this all turned around backwards. Clothes with incriminating blood on them were discarded. Fingerprints were wiped off of a knife at the scene.
If evidence wasn't destroyed those men probably go to prison (admittedly speculation on my part) and Ray-Ray probably joins them (ditto speculation). Nobody can know what a jury will do regardless of what they're given. That's true. At the same time you can't look at what they did without certain evidence and assume they would do the same thing if they had it.