A Missouri district attorney says he won't retry a man freed from prison, saying he didn't have enough evidence to prove the original charges. WNBA star Maya Moore spent years helping Jonathan Irons fight burglary and assault convictions. (July 2)
TIM LOHMAR: We came to the conclusion that there were certain errors in the trial and certain things that, if we were to retry him, again, it would be nearly impossible to do so and uphold our own ethical standards. The biggest issue for us, I think, was the interview that was conducted by of Mr. Irons. The detective who conducted that interview is now deceased, so we were not able to speak with him of course. The problem that we saw was this.
The interview was conducted one on one, detective and Mr. Irons, behind a closed door, no recording devices, nothing in writing, no written waiver of Miranda rights, no third party witness to confirm whether Miranda was given. We don't know whether he's innocent or whether he's guilty. We do know that we don't have enough evidence to prove that.