In a flurry of chargers and counter charges between prosecutors and defense attorneys, it appears that there may have been some mishandling of evidence on the part of prosecutors in preparing for Joey Pedersen’s trial for the murder of four people from Seattle to Eureka, CA.
It sounds like a convoluted mess that could only be understood by those already well versed in the handling of evidence and the laws of discovery and what constitutes confidential information to either the defense or the prosecution. But one thing is for sure. The prosecution is having a hard time defending themselves in the way evidence has been handled. They contend they’ve done nothing wrong. But has there in fact been such serious mistakes made that the charges against Pedersen might be dropped?
The story continues in the Oregonian. Click here.