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Murder conviction is overturned because of judge's plumber remarks - Criminal Justice News

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2016

A California judge’s remarks about horrible experiences with plumbers were intended to warn potential jurors about the danger of prejudging witnesses. But they ended up backfiring.

A California appeals court last week tossed the murder conviction of the defendant, Vincent Anthony Tatum, because he occasionally worked for a plumbing contractor who was his key alibi witness, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post report.

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