According to police, a witness saw two people leaving the car, indicating there may be more than one suspect in the case.
“No sooner had he dropped the 11th-hour witness on our doorstep than he whisked him away,” writes Ashton.
“The witness only thought that he had a sure thing,” the judge says sternly.
She is said by one witness to have appeared extremely intoxicated.
The court then heard from Sollecito who sat at the witness stand to address the judge and lay judges hearing the case.
She did not allow him to finish; she said hastily that she must witness the contest.
So that if anything happened to your witness, there would be no case for the Crown?
Below is the view expressed by The Templar, itself, and also repeated by the witness.
Detectives were crowding round the witness, and had lifted him from the witness stand.
"I was witness that he offered man-eaters' for sale," said Imam Din.
c.1300, from witness (n.). Related: Witnessed; witnessing.
More than one witness was required in criminal cases (Deut. 17:6; 19:15). They were the first to execute the sentence on the condemned (Deut. 13:9; 17:7; 1 Kings 21:13; Matt. 27:1; Acts 7:57, 58). False witnesses were liable to punishment (Deut. 19:16-21). It was also an offence to refuse to bear witness (Lev. 5:1).