Wednesday, January 10, 2007
From whptv.com: Widener University CrimProf Wes Oliver recently discussed the murder trial of Kevin Eckenrode who is charged with third degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, who fell 23 stories from his apartment window. If convicted, Eckenrode could spend up to 40 years in prison.
Professor Wes Oliver of Widener University said “We've all done stupid things when we're drunk. 'Wish I hadn't done that.' This is one he really wishes he hadn't done.”
CrimProf Oliver says the jury will decide whether or not Eckenrode acted with malice, a term that can mean conscious disregard for life, when the 25 year old dangled his reported fiancé’ out of the window at his high rise apartment last February.
“You can't get past the fact that the jury, when they look across the courtroom, the saddest person in the courtroom about this death is the defendant.” Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]