Ohio trial hinging on dying man’s blinks resumes

CINCINNATI (AP) — Testimony has been halted at the southwest Ohio murder trial focusing on a dying, paralyzed man’s identification of his alleged shooter using eye blinks.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Beth Myers told jurors Monday afternoon that the court had legal issues to consider before testimony resumes Tuesday morning. She didn’t explain those issues.

Ricardo Woods is accused of shooting 35-year-old David Chandler in 2010. Authorities say Chandler used blinking responses to identify Woods as the shooter.

Woods’ defense insists the blinks prosecutors cite were inconsistent and unreliable.

A doctor who treated Chandler testified that he was able to communicate clearly through blinking in the days before his death.

Prosecutors plan to show video of Chandler’s police interview as they present their case.

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