alibi witness

noun

Definition of alibi witness

law
: a witness upon whom a criminal defendant relies in establishing or providing an alibi

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But alibi witnesses later confirmed Molina was more than two miles away at the time. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Man says Avondale police used Google data to wrongfully arrest him in 2018 killing," 31 July 2019 In charging documents, detectives wrote that Rather had offered up two alibi witnesses. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Jury convicts Baltimore man of murdering ex-girlfriend on high school bleachers," 15 July 2019 Foster found evidence proving Johnson’s innocence, including statements from co-defendants, alibi witnesses, and new evidence undercutting an eyewitness that placed him at the scene. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore man exonerated of murder after 30 years in prison," 2 July 2018 Santos also asked for reconsideration solely on the issue of Sherman’s failure to locate the alibi witness. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel Wins At Connecticut Supreme Court, Conviction Vacated In 1975 Slaying Of Martha Moxley," 4 May 2018 Syed was granted a post-conviction hearing in February 2016, during which his new attorneys argued that his original counsel had failed to call an alibi witness. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland's second highest court upholds decision overturning Adnan Syed’s murder conviction," 29 Mar. 2018 The lawyer, who said that Skakel was several miles away from the crime scene watching a Monty Python movie with friends, had argued that Sherman had neglected to get in touch with an alibi witness. Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, "Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction overturned — again," 4 May 2018 The opinion, which found Syed's previous counsel had failed him in deciding not to call a key alibi witness at his trial two decades ago, could be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. Tribune News Service, OregonLive.com, "Serial's Adnan Syed should get a new trial, appeals court rules," 30 Mar. 2018 One of the three was Sherman’s failure to locate and call the alibi witness, who continues to live near Greenwich and is available to testify at a retrial. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "Hurdles In Retrial Of Michael Skakel In Martha Moxley Murder Include Drug Addiction, Suspected Brother," 6 May 2018

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1774, in the meaning defined above

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