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Strength of Evidence

A says that he witnessed B murdering C. Infer that the evidence that B actually did murder C is stronger

  • if the murder was well lit than if it was in the dark
  • if A already knew B than if he was a stranger
  • if A was sober at the time of the murder than if he was drunk
  • if A is known as a man of good character than if he has previously been convicted of perjury
  • if A has no personal connection to B than if they are enemies
  • if A is testifying under oath than if he is talking casually

Contributed by Ernie Davis (, New York University, U.S.A. (19th September 1997)

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