The mother of Lucy Johnson, Michele Dye, has called for a "mistrial" in the Michael Mead case, because she believes that he will be found not guilty. Ms. Dye complains that the state hasn't put on a very good case against Mead (right). Mead is on trial for murder.
Her solution--declare a mistrial and re-try him.
The state has rested in the case and a "mistrial" due to weak evidence cannot and will not happen.
However, this is a very rare event where a victim family member publicly comments negatively about the prosecution while the trial is on-going.
QUOTES: "We need a new prosecutor," she said Wednesday outside the courtroom. "Lucy is not getting proper representation. The evidence is there." and Dye says the prosecution has presented a weak case, failed to present specific evidence or enough expert testimony.
Basically, the state's presentation has not convinced the mother of the victim beyond a reasonable doubt, although she continues to know in her heart that Mead did it. Will this same "weak evidence" convince the jury?
Mead faces death if convicted.