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What Does It Take To Get a Retrial?: New at Reason

Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:16
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A jury sentenced Kenneth Clair to death in 1987 for the assault and murder of a 25-year-old nanny named Linda Faye Rodgers, the case appeared open-and-shut, but as the decades rolled by, many of the seemingly solid facts undergirding the case eroded, and new facts casting doubt onto Clair’s guilt have emerged.

Reason TV, which has produced two previous videos about the evidentiary issues in this case, sat down with Clair in Orange County’s Theo Lacy jail to talk about the case, confront Clair with the audio recordings that helped doom him in the courtroom, and to ask him what he wants to happen next.

“I’m still trying to get a new trial,” says Clair. “That’s all I’m asking for. If they convict me, they won’t even hear from Clair no more. I’ll just go and find some spot in some prison and just live my life out.”

Watch the video above, or click the link below for the full text of this article and, downloadable versions of the video.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Alexis Garcia and Alex Manning. Music by Kai Engel.

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