What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Published Aug 14, 2013 at 6:23 am (Updated Aug 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm)

In his never-ending zeal to provide instant commentary on major news stories, Oren Spiegler was in his usual high dudgeon with “A murder case full of ironies,” Aug. 7. Mr. Spiegler, contrary to what he may think, does not know any more about the case of Dr. Robert Ferrante’s role in the death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, than the rest of us.

One would think that someone who fancies himself to be as smart as Spiegler does would know that under our American sustem of jurisprudence, a person is presumed to be innocent unless he is proven guilty.

Spiegler prattled on about “ironies,” but in his last sentence, stated, “It would appear that the despicable tenet of ‘If I can’t have her, nobody will’ extends beyond rural gun fanatics and into the world of distinguished scientists, who use more high-tech means to kill.”

Oren Spiegler no doubt has already tried and convicted Dr. Ferrante without the need for a trial.

Ironic? Stupidity would be a better word.

Ross Matlack Jr.

Dormont

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