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Monday, June 11, 2007

CrimProf Robert Talbot Discusses Flaws in Murder Case

Talbot From As a murder trial gets under way Monday in the disappearance of Nina Reiser, a 31-year-old mother of two missing since September, University of San Francisco CrimProf Robert Talbot discusses the difficulties of the case.

The absence of a victim places an added burden on prosecutors, who must rely on circumstantial evidence to persuade jurors not just that her husband committed a homicide, but that a murder was even committed, says CrimProf Robert Talbot.

"Whenever there isn't a body, there's just lots of arguments that are wide open," said CrimProf Robert Talbot. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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