All this week, WBUR — in collaboration with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting — has aired a series of stories investigating the murder of Guillermo Rodriguez in Brockton, 30 years ago. "Reasonable Doubts" explores the 1985 murder conviction of Darrell "Diamond" Jones. In a new court filing, Jones is arguing that police tampered with video evidence — evidence that could prove his innocence.
This case highlights the ways that standard law procedures have changed over the last 30 years, and how the thinking about digital evidence and eyewitness accounts has evolved.
Lisa Kavanaugh, director of the Innocence Program at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Somerville.
- "Darrell 'Diamond' Jones has been in a Massachusetts prison for 30 years for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Now the 48-year-old convict, his hair turned salt-and-pepper over the decades, is hoping that a snippet of grainy video from an old TV sitcom will help set him free."
This segment aired on January 15, 2016.