Why? Because Mike Freeman says so.
And here I thought it was because the state of Georgia said so.
A jury of peers didn't find Lewis's friends to be murderers either.
I believe the defense argued it as self-defence.
Yet somehow, someone was murdered. There is a dead guy, stabbed to death by nothing. HmmmmSo basically, if something happens in the vicinity of a celebrity, then said celebrity is guilty?
Why do you claim they were unarmed? Shell cases were found at the scene so shots were fired, and one of the victim's friends testified to firing shots at the Lewis limo.
His trial was thirteen years ago, so memories faded. When facts fall out of the mouths of commentators, there is a fast and loose quality to them. I have read articles recently shaded to indicate Lewis’ implication in the murder and some that are flat out false.
There is prejudice here. It is undeniable that many associate Lewis’ case with the Simpson case. They fill in the parts they don’t know with details from OJ’s eventual acquittal.
Here are five common misconceptions about the murder case involving Ray Lewis:
Ray Lewis was involved in a murder – Ray Lewis was an eventual witness in a murder case. He was charged with the murder of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar along with his two companions Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting. The murder charges stemmed from a vicious fight in Atlanta streets following a Super Bowl Party in 2000. Eventually, the case ended with the defendants acquitted for reasons of self defense. In the eyes of the court, no murder took place.
Ray Lewis’ friends went to jail to protect him – This is in a lot of blogs and opinion pieces. It’s just not true. No one in this case went to jail.
Ray Lewis refused to testify against his friends in the murder trial – It’s the opposite. Ray Lewis started the trial at the table with Oakley and Sweeting. He flipped, pleading down to an obstruction of justice charge in exchange for testimony. Lewis was the state’s star witness. Some sources say the three men were no longer friends because of the alleged betrayal. Ironically, the only person to serve any sentence in this case at all was Lewis. Had he not flipped, he likely would have walked away with the same acquittal as the other defendants.
The murders were never solved – This is written a lot, along with something to the effect that no other suspects were ever arrested. It doesn’t seem to be in dispute that Oakley and Sweeting killed Baker and Lollar. The jury found that it was self defense after only a few hours of deliberation.
Ray Lewis is a murderer – Ray wasn’t involved in the fight that killed the two men. His companions were. Lewis wanted no part of the fight, but not for some moral or noble reason. He wanted to avoid the conflict because he was concerned it might hurt his NFL career. Throughout the process, Lewis seemed consumed with protecting his then burgeoning NFL superstar status. He made them promise silence in the limo afterward and lied to police the morning after. He flipped on his buddies to avoid scrutiny.
So basically, if something happens in the vicinity of a celebrity, then said celebrity is guilty?
Why do you claim they were unarmed? Shell cases were found at the scene so shots were fired, and one of the victim's friends testified to firing shots at the Lewis limoCalm down there Joe. We don't provide facts when calling out players for incidents we know almost nothing about. Let's just enjoy the eye witness testimony from people that know for a fact that he's guilty.
Ray wasn’t involved in the fight that killed the two men. His companions were. Lewis wanted no part of the fight, but not for some moral or noble reason.
Let's just enjoy the eye witness testimony from people that know for a fact that he's guilty.
You should hear the explanations on why the prosecution dropped the charges.1) Ray Lewis is famous and we want his autograph.
Maybe OJ should have claimed self-defense also.He should have. It was patently obvious Nicole chopped off her own head to paid the Juice in an unflattering light.