Podcast: Murder at Harvard Medical School
Released April 23, 2018
There are few, if any, cases that have produced or furthered the number of fundamental legal principles used throughout our nation today than the trial of Dr. John Webster. A murder without a body, forensic dental testimony, handwriting experts, proof of character and reputation, malice, murder and manslaughter, consciousness of guilt, alibi, taking a view, juror bias and circumstantial evidence were all highlighted in one manner or another. Perhaps the greatest contribution to the law was the formulation of a reasonable doubt jury instruction that is still give, over verbatim in every criminal trial in Massachusetts. LISTEN HERE.