If it weren’t for the confession, Ryan would have already walked as soon as the GBI caught Bo in the lie well before this incident. The investigator basically admitted that on the stand. I’m sure the defense will play up Bo’s history, but for Ryan to walk, you have to get the jury to ignore / disbelieve the confession.
RANDOM TRIAL QUESTIONS: Initially, I understood immunity offered to BD by GBI but BD’s trial clouded facts and details of immunity deal for me. • IIRC, immunity deal revoked when BD failed to answer questions truthfully, who actually offered that immunity deal: the GBI; Ocilla, Irwin County DA; or Ben Hill County DA? • If AM discovers and presents evidence that indicates BD was personally involved in physical harm to Tara, which caused her death, would murder charges be filed immediately against BD, with trial sometimes in near future? How would that scenario play out? • How likely is it that the Ocilla, Irwin County DA will offer BD a new immunity deal, if he agrees to testify truthfully in RD’s trial? • How would any current immunity deal affect hypothetical scenario above of evidence in RD’s trial indicating BD involved with Tara’s death, would innocent until proven guilty apply?
- Immunity would come from the DA’s office - not any Law Enforcement Agency. I assumed that any immunity deal would be a contract between BD and both Irwin & Ben Hill County DA offices since the interests lie with all 3. - If enough evidence is provided- by AM or further investigations- that BD killed Tara, then the DA will file murder charges against him. The DA’s office don’t like murderers to go free. At this point, I doubt any trial against BD would be particularly speedy. He’s already got a 25 year sentence and pending felony charges. They can take their time there. - 0%. BD is someone no prosecutor would put on the stand. He can only hurt a case for them - not help. You really have no idea what’s going to come out of his mouth, and even if his testimony does help in words, then you still have to overcome that he’s a sadistic f—- who no jury would see as a likeable figure and the jury can openly disregard his testimony. - None. Depends on the contract, but immunity deals would only protect BD’s words and hence what he’d confess to, not the crimes which he didn’t c onfess to. The entire point of the deal would be to convict someone else for murder to which BD has said he only has 2nd hand knowledge of. So if it’s proven that he was not only there but was an active participant in, then that wouldn’t be covered.