Published Online: 1 July 1986
Page Count: 3
Clinical professor of psychiatry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Jeffrey MacDonald, M.D., was convicted of murder because it was shown at the trial that his wife and children were brutally killed. There was no conclusive evidence presented that he committed these murders. The prosecutor merely claimed that his account and the physical evidence were inconsistent. Such discrepancy is significant but certainly is not proof of murder.
Paper ID: JFS11130J