Published on March 30, 2009 | by LawNews
Prof. Alafair Burke Interviewed by Channel 12 News on Arrest of Leonardo Valdez-Cruz
Professor of Law Alafair Burke was interviewed by Channel 12 News on March 27 regarding the arrest of Leonardo Valdez-Cruz on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend. The victim had previously reported multiple incidents of violence by the defendant, but prosecutors did not pursue charges because the victim was not willing to testify. Professor Burke discussed ways in which prosecutors can prove domestic violence cases without victim testimony, but also discussed the difficulty with such prosecutions.