CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio trial in which a dying man's videotaped eye blinks are to be used as testimony against the man charged with murdering him is to begin Monday.
Thirty-four-year-old Ricardo Woods is accused of fatally shooting David Chandler on Oct. 28, 2010. Chandler was shot in the head and neck while sitting in a car in Cincinnati. Chandler was paralyzed from his injuries and could only communicate with his eyes when police interviewed him a few days after the shooting. He died 10 days later.
Authorities asked Chandler to blink three times for yes and twice for no in the videotaped interview.
Prosecutors say Chandler clearly identified Woods. The defense has insisted that the blinks weren't consistent or reliable.
Woods faces up to life in prison if convicted.