Jail informant in trial over Chester killing: Snitch or crucial piece to conviction?

-THE HERALD ONLINE, 30 JUNE 2016, FEAT. PROF KENNETH GAINES AND PROF. COLIN MILLER: 

In the profession of prosecutors, the ultimate gamble paid off.

Using an alleged bad guy, an accused killer – his weapon a truck – to seek a guilty verdict in another murder case.  

It worked late Thursday afternoon – and an admitted killer went to prison for life with a push from another alleged killer.

Aside from a new 12-person jury seated this week, the only real difference between the April hung jury mistrial trial where Christopher Moore stood accused of murder in the shooting death of Chester councilman Odell Williams in November 2014 has been was the prosecutors’ use of a jailhouse informant in the 11th hour of the second trial. <Read More>