Campus News

The most important evidence

A Chattanooga, Tenn., Times-Free Press article about a convicted murderer’s quest to prove his innocence quoted Ron Carlson, a professor of law at UGA. Carlson said a body is the single most important piece of evidence in a murder case and, when it is found, the details of what happened should become clear.

“Certainly, the physical facts of how the person was killed can be confirmed or rejected,” he said. “Discovery of the body usually helps the defendant or helps the state.”