Gabe Watson Trial - Expert Commentary

In a multi-part series with Stephen Hauck and CBS 42, Mr. Richard Jaffe provides his expert opinion on the high-profile capital murder case involving Gabe Watson in Birmingham, AL. In this case, the State must prove that Mr. Watson planned a part of the crime in Birmingham and that he intended to kill his wife in order to be convicted of capital murder. In their discussions, Mr. Jaffe speaks in detail about these issues and how it relates to other complex matters in this case.

Mr. Jaffe also delivers his insight on how a jury can be struck when it concerns such a high profile case. While there are some concerns, Mr. Jaffe maintains that a jury can and will be struck though because it does not matter what a juror knows about the case, but only if he or she can view the evidence presented without any preconceived notion or prejudice towards the defendant.

In the next installment, Mr. Jaffe discusses the reasons why the State dropped the kidnapping charge against Mr. Watson and if gender will play a role in the make-up of the jury and any potential impact this will have on the outcome of the case. Mr. Jaffe also examines issues concerning the first three days of trial, such as the life insurance policy of the victim, any potential blame on the diving company, and the recordings of Mr. Watson hours after his wife's death.

Finally, Mr. Jaffe provides his expert opinion at questions we are all thinking - "Will Gabe Watson testify?" and "What can the State prove and will this case be able to reach a jury?"

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