Friday, February 6, 2009

Justice Delayed

"I find to a 100-percent moral, factual and reasonable certainty that Timothy Cole did not sexually assault" Michele Mallin, [State District Judge Charlie] Baird said at the conclusion of two days of sometimes wrenching testimony.

"I find that Timothy Cole's reputation was wrongly injured. That his reputation must be restored and that his good name must be vindicated," the judge said in an impromptu ruling from the bench.

Rape charge dismissed against Fort Worth man who died in prison

It's good that the judge decided that Cole's record be cleared. I doubt that Lubbock County will fight that, so his mother should have her wish that her son's good name be restored.

But what is a "moral certainty?"

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