Bennett Barbour Sentenced For An Eyewitness Account

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Bennett Barbour: Sentenced for an Eyewitness Account On April 14, 1978, twenty-two year old Bennett Barbour was convicted of rape only due to an eyewitness account. On February 7, 1978, a nineteen year old college student of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, was sexually assaulted at gunpoint. She described her attacker as being a young, 22 to 24 years old, 5’6 tall and weighing in-between 140 to 150 pounds. The victim was told to pick from a series of pictures of those who look most like her attacker, eventually picking Barbour, whose picture had been in the database from an earlier petty charge, which led to his arrest on February 15, 1978, and eventual conviction on April 14, 1978. During the time of the incident, there had been
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