......DiBiase said his research on “no body” cases in the country has shown that the conviction rate is high, he said.
“About 90 percent of cases that have gone to trial have gotten convictions, which is higher than most people would expect,” DiBiase said.
He compared a prosecutor’s case in a “no body” situation to a three-legged stool, with it being best to have all three legs.
- One is forensic evidence like blood, hair and fiber,
- a second is a confession to police,
- and the third is a confession to friends, family or jailhouse informants.
“The best ‘no body’ cases have all of these,” DiBiase said. “In most cases, because you don’t have the body itself, you have to have one of these three things to make the case.”.......