Ohio man convicted; jury believed paralyzed victim
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A jury has convicted an Ohio man of murdering a man authorities say identified his assailant by blinking his eyes while paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator.
Jurors on Thursday found 35-year-old Ricardo Woods guilty of shooting David Chandler in the head and neck in Cincinnati in 2010. Chandler was paralyzed by the shooting and could only communicate with his eyes before dying about two weeks later.
Prosecutors showed jurors a videotaped police interview in which they say Chandler blinked three times for "yes" to identify a photo of Woods as his shooter. The defense had tried to block the video, saying Chandler's blinks were inconsistent and unreliable.
Woods was charged with murder, felonious assault and weapons counts and faced up to life in prison, if convicted.