Evidence of a Crime?
Peter is suspected of killing David, who was found bludgeoned to death in his home. In Peter’s residence, the police discover a love letter from David to Peter’s girlfriend. In addition to the love letter, a floor plan of David’s home was found lying next to a crowbar that was apparently used to gain entry to David’s home. You are the prosecutor preparing to present the case to the grand jury. Answer the following questions:
a. What crime or crimes will you ask them to consider in the indictment against Peter?
b. What facts will you use to support the various charges?
c. Will you need a confession from Peter in order to prove your case? Why or why no t?