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Old 09-01-2011, 06:48 PM
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Putting Nicholas to rest | Texas District & County Attorneys Association

..snipped....Trying this case without Nicholas’ body was a daunting task. Aside from the lack of physical evidence, Ruben Zavala never confessed to hurting or killing the boy. We were faced with proving the case with circumstantial evidence, testimony from unsympathetic people who lived with Nicholas at the time of his death, and various statements from the defendant that varied in consistency. In the end, a Bexar County jury did the right thing by convicting Zavala and sending him to prison.
It can be done.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:43 AM
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Closing line of the article: "Taking a chance and hoping that your evidence will be enough to prove your case and get the jury to do the right thing. In this case, they did."

RIP Nicholas your killer will rot in jail.
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