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Bring in Mercedes -- she is a Fox News legal analyst Mercedes great to see you great to see a -- I think talking with the John Robertson in the moms testimony here really was just ripping very emotional but boy that offense has just tried to beat this mother up all along kind of blaming -- during parts of this trial.
How important Mercedes is her testimony today.
You're exactly right -- -- the cornerstone of their defense is that the mother was the killer of this child in the -- at a financial interest involved and why.
Because the mother took out a life insurance policy -- the baby.
And and shortly after the baby was dead.
She's calling the insurance company to collect on that policy so that's why they've they've turned this all around the whole focus was on the mother.
And the fact that there are some ballistic evidence that showed that she had gunpowder on our hands and the baby's father had gun gun residue -- the hands to.
So that's why this heard testimony is absolutely critical to show that she in fact was a victim not the perpetrators of the crime.
Yeah we've seen this and a lot of trials Mercedes and and you go back -- -- areas -- and in this trial and you have the other defense trying to take the paint the victim.
Really here as as the perpetrators -- and.
Is it working with juries in your estimation will this work is the evidence seems fairly overwhelming against these two kids saw it -- does but the only eyewitness of the crime was the mother so it was -- of the defense -- -- wedeman.
This is all conjured up by this mother.
But what they have to overcome -- the fact that the mother was injured as -- -- and grazing buyer here meaning that they actually the bullet grazed the top of her head.
And she had to pull a bullet wound to her leg so it's consistent with what she's saying it's hard for jurors to believe.
That she would take a bullet they could conceivably -- killed -- -- head somehow dodged that and it shoot yourself in the lake even if she -- -- a second person.
The father of the child engage in this whole sham as well it's it's unlikely but it's simply it's something against -- And just what I would you said that Mercedes or you know there were two kids that have been charged in this crime one was an accomplice his name is Dominic lane.
You but you're right he didn't see the baby shot in the face he says he shot he saw.
You know the threats and so forth and he testified that he was painted pretty good as a liar in court last week how important is his testimony and all that.
-- exec -- they're going to turn around so of course he has this incentive to try to make sure that.
This kid doesn't doesn't get convicted because he's an accomplice he wasn't being reported shooter he's actually accomplice of Elkins.
And -- Elkins gets away with that then certainly anything that that this Lange did.
Is actually tied -- Elkins and then conceivably pelicans blanket walk as well.
So he's definitely thought there isn't the only Esiason -- it.
Yeah yet seems like there -- Mercedes Colwin Fox News legal analyst Mercedes -- see you thank you see you thanks states.
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