Woman Cleared in Retrial of Son's Death
This confuses me! How can there be enough to aquit, but not try to prosecute the guy who confessed to the murder? ETA: poor mama!
|A woman who spent about two years in prison for the stabbing death of her 10-year-old son was acquitted at her retrial Wednesday, after the defense insisted the murder was carried out by a masked intruder, possibly a Texas death-row inmate who has confessed.|
|Rea-Harper told police she wrestled with a masked intruder who attacked her son. Her attorney argued that evidence demanding an acquittal included the absence of Joel's blood on her hands, arms, legs and clothes at a crime scene where the killer, forensic experts testified, would have been saturated with the boy's blood.|
Prosecutors told the jury there were no signs of a struggle or that anyone had entered the house.
Special prosecutor David Rands called Sells "a red herring thrown up by the defense" and said he was not a suspect.