It All Adds Up


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A Virginia judge recently vacated Mark Weiner's conviction for kidnapping a woman, freeing him after two and a half years in prison. There was never any physical evidence against him, only the word of the woman who claimed he kidnapped her. Indeed, the only physical evidence supported his side of the story, which may explain why the prosecutor tried to keep the defense from introducing it at trial. But none of that made a difference until his accuser was charged with selling drugs earlier this year, which the prosecutor now says makes her testimony unreliable.