I haven't finished the documentary yet, but I already was able to tell that the entire thing was put together to influence a certain opinion...much like a Michael Moore documentary (or any documentary, really). I could already tell that lots of information was left out from the prosecuting side, so it's nice to see these points of view.
Still, all of those reasons listed by the prosecutor there aren't PROOF that he did it. Only bits and pieces of evidence that suggest WHERE it happened. They only found sweat Remember, in criminal court, you are only supposed to say a person is guilty if you know he is BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT. That means if there is ANY possibillity that somebody else could have went on his proprety, killed her, and burned her body...along with the the possibility that the county police planted evidence...and to me there is definitely at least a small % chance that all happened...then as a juror you're supposed to vote not guilty. .01% chance he didn't do it? Not guilty. That's how it works.
#2 - Why did Teresa go back if she said she would never go back to that house? Obviously she knew where it was...this doesn't make any sense at all. I've been scared of a lot of people who didn't wind up murdering me. Flimsy.
#7 - You call somebody a few times with #67 and maybe you start to think "hey, maybe she won't answer calls that don't show up on caller ID. Maybe I should call her from my regular phone in hopes she answers." That's just one reason not related to murdering somebody that I can think of. Flimsy flimsy flimsy.
#8 - Okay, so there's his sweat on the hood of the car. Why isn't it on the steering wheel, seats, etc....why is it just on the hood? Could be any number of reasons. So flimsy.
The way I see it is that this should have never gone to trial simply the way it was handled. If any member of Manitowac County's police was involved in the investigation, it should have immediately been thrown out due to a conflict of interest, the way it was handled, the questionability of the evidence, the lack of motive, the lack of prior criminal history toward killing and toward women, etc....the judge REALLY messed up (as they often do).
Our criminal justice system is setup to put convictions in the fast lane. The corporations who own the prisons, the prosecutors, and the police department are all REWARDED for getting convictions. And they are all VERY friendly with the judges. The simple fact is, we do not operate our criminal justice system on the basis that you are innocent until proven guilty. It's sickening.
Excuse me for all the capitalized words...but I get really worked up over the idea that a possibly innocent person's life is ruined by being forced into prison.
Edit: Mods, you should add *spoilers* to the topic title just in case.