Monday, November 14, 2005
An Innocent Man: Convicted
at 11:29 AM
Just recently, Moore was set free, due to the discovery by the defense team that the prosecution suppressed evidence in the case. The defense team immediately filed for a new trial. The judge, upon review of the new evidence, in the case agreed with the defense, and went on further to state that trying the defendant again would amount to double-jeopardy, and he released Daniel Wade Moore.
Then upon review, the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals stayed the judge's previous decision, and put Moore back in jail. The Court of Appeals must now make the ultimate decision in this case to free Daniel Wade Moore, or to give him a new trial based on the new evidence.
The new evidence in this case is an eyewitness account of a neighbor who says she saw Karen Tipton alive at 3:30 pm--more than two hours after the prosecution testified she was dead. Somehow the police lost her report.
Furthermore, the new evidence discovered by the defense reveals an FBI report that was never shared with the defense.
The evidence in this case is mostly circumstantial.
CBS News 48 Hours profiled this story on Saturday night. And they aired plenty of footage of both Daniel Wade Moore and Dr. David Tipton.
When Daniel Wade Moore talked, he was honest and truthful. He was consistent. He was genuine. He left little doubt he was truthful, though he did tell a lie that landed him in jail in the first place. Originally, he told his uncle he was in the house when Karen Tipton was killed. He now says he said that only to get his father and his uncle to leave him alone. He was a drug addict and wanted his space. I believe this is the truth.
Dr. David Tipton, however, gives me great pause.
His facial expressions were very inconsistent with what he was saying. He had glee in his eyes, a sense of joy and pride, and accomplishment glimmering in them that didn't fit with his story. His joyful expressions appeared when he wasn't supposed to be joyful. When he said no, you could see a glimmer of a yes come across his face.
His expressions didn't match his words, which indicates deception.
I found Dr. David Tipton's facial expressions arrogant, glimmering with a sense of accomplishment so much so that my heart pounded in violation. Dr. David Tipton scares me to pieces because of his callousness.
He is one cold, calculating man who I do not trust.
Give me the option to be in a dark alley with Daniel Wade Moore or Dr. Tipton, I'd choose Daniel Wade Moore hands-down every time.
Daniel Wade Moore needs to be set free.
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