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Quick legal question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by forever_town, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I just finished covering a murder trial today. The defendant was found guilty of five of 12 counts against him. I'm not sure if he's going to appeal.

    Would I be legally safe to say he actually committed the crimes he was convicted of, especially if an appeal is possible? Or would it only be safe if he exhausted all legal avenues?
     
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Don't say he did it. Say he was found guilty of the crime or convicted of the crime.
     
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    That's how I ended up wording it.
     
  4. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    And he is not guilty on the other charges instead of innocent.
     
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    OTD and Doc are right on.
     
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