The case will be won or lost based on the admission of the confession.
If they could get statements from some of the Talibunnies stating "I saw John Walker do X,Y, and Z", wouldn't that be enough to convict without the confession?
posted on 01/27/2002 8:14:01 AM PST
Therotically evidence from other Taliban/El Queda could support Lindh's conviction. However, it will be very difficult to locate those people and get them into a federal courtroom in Virginia. The chances that any of the captured illegals in Cuba have such information is statistically very slim. Also, their credibility as witnesses would be very much in question.
So you're correct legally, but such evidence is a long shot. The CNN interview of Lindh is admissable in court and while damaging doesn't appear to be specific enough to amount to a confession.
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