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As New Trial Is Weighed, Judge Shifts Focus To Questions Of Racism In Darrell Jones Case06:50
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Brockton Detective Joe Smith testifies Thursday about issues with the videotape he took of an interview with a key witness in Darrell Jones' 1986 murder case during a special hearing to determine if Jones should get a new trial (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)
Brockton Detective Joe Smith testifies Thursday about issues with the videotape he took of an interview with a key witness in Darrell Jones' 1986 murder case during a special hearing to determine if Jones should get a new trial (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)
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The efforts to win a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for a Brockton murder have taken a dramatic turn.

WBUR's Bruce Gellerman discusses the latest in the case of Darrell Jones, who was featured in a WBUR and NECIR investigative series published last year.

Jones unexpectedly addressed the court in Fall River Thursday for the first time on his own behalf. The judge in the case shifted his focus from possible evidence tampering to a racial issue raised in Gellerman's reporting.

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