“Not Guilty.” Those are the words every client who mounts a defense hopes to hear.
This wasn’t just any case. This was a case where my client was charged with first degree murder. A conviction could have sent my client to prison for life based on a single eye witness. Instead, I was able to present a vigorous defense with cross-examination and successfully argue to the jury that the eye witness testimony, on which the prosecution’s case was based, was faulty.
Only after police hauled him down to the station and showed him six photos did [the witness] ID Robinson as the killer. Not because Robinson did it, but because his was the only picture Wilson recognized, Toscano said.
So Li’l Jon sees a familiar face, and he picks out that familiar face,” she told the jurors. “Then a story is created.” But it was too dark, and Wilson was too far away for his eyewitness identification of Robinson to be credible, Toscano said.
As I said to the Virginian-Pilot newspaper following the verdict, “My client and I are very happy.”