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It was a frigid December afternoon in 1986 when Jerry Tobias was found dead in the back of his pickup.  The 31-year-old oil field worker was curled up in the fetal position on the truck bed’s bare metal floor, wearing only blue jeans, a flannel shirt, and cowboy boots.

Join us at the quiet end for False Witness. Jerry’s death was a mystery.  The first clue was inside the cab of his truck, where police found a fresh package of expensive steaks from a local butcher shop. Not much of a lead.  But, from that day forward, the investigation into the death of Jerry Tobias was shady. With multiple conflicts of interest, incompetent forensics experts, and a psychotic star witness, the prosecution’s case was absurd.  In fact, it would have been comical, if not for the many lives that were ravaged by it.

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The Detroit Free Press Archives

The National Registry of Exonerations

The Tobias Five, https://www.victimsofthestate.org/MI/T5.html

Wicked Takes the Witness Stand by Mardi Link

Dec 13 2021
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  • All the men in this case are an embarrassment to men, in general. For the love of God, even the police officers seemed to just be reluctant to do anything! Kudos to the son, though. He was on top of the situation by believing his grandmother’s thoughts on his mother’s disappearance.

    Great discussion. And, this time I completely agreed with and laughed along with Dick about the lack-luster men.

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