Discussion Chaunte Ott a typical American character involved in drugs, alcohol and other petty crimes such as mugging. He was arrested and found guilty with the crime of murdering one Jessica Payne on the night of August 27, 1995. His murder conviction was purely based on a testimony delivered against him by Richard Gwin who was in his company on the fateful day of the crime (Centre on Wrongful Convictions, 2012). In his testimony, Gwin corroborated the claim launched by the prosecution that the victim’s throat was slit by the defendant (Graves, 1998, p.2).

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Discussion Chaunte Ott a typical American character involved in drugs, alcohol and other petty crimes such as mugging. He was arrested and found guilty with the crime of murdering one Jessica Payne on the night of August 27, 1995. His murder conviction was purely based on a testimony delivered against him by Richard Gwin who was in his company on the fateful day of the crime (Centre on Wrongful Convictions, 2012). In his testimony, Gwin corroborated the claim launched by the prosecution that the victim’s throat was slit by the defendant (Graves, 1998, p.2).

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