LETTER- What about presumed innocence?
Whatever happened to the phrase, "You're innocent until proven guilty by a court of law"?
It appears that the local newspapers [May 22: "Widow maker? Replacement husband held in 1988 murder"] and TV stations have forgotten this in the case of Alvin Lee Morris, who was arrested in May as a suspect in the 1988 murder of Roger Shifflett.
Since when did marrying a widow close to a year after her spouse was killed become a crime? After allegedly being treated so badly for years by Roger Shifflett, I'm sure that his widow, Barbara Shifflett, was happy to get married to Alvin Morris who would finally treat her and her three children with love and respect.
The store in which Roger Shifflett was killed had been robbed before this crime took place. Maybe the same or a different burglar decided to break into this store again, committing this murder.
The relatives, friends and nearby neighbors of Alvin Morris all state what a wonderful, thoughtful, kind and giving human being he is to everyone he comes in contact with. In fact, he was arrested at a nearby church where he was helping with chores, which he often did.
From someone who believes in "innocent until proven guilty by a fair and honest court trial."
Faye L. Branham