Your letters, Aug. 6

08/05/2014 12:00 AM

08/01/2014 10:02 AM

A botched investigation

Regarding “Eve Carson’s mother says Durham police ‘grievously failed’ Mahato family (

Durham cops and investigators are the ones to blame, fully and completely. They botched the investigation.

Based on the case they presented, I think that Lovette killed Mr. Mahato or had a part in the murder, but that’s not the standard. Beyond a reasonable doubt is.

At the time Mr. Mahato’s body was discovered, no one had any idea that the prime suspect and defendant in his case would subsequently be arrested, tried and convicted for the murder of Eve Carson. So while Lovette spends the rest of his life in jail, as well he should, that is no consolation for the Durham cops not obtaining a conviction in Mahato’s case. In fact, maybe Lovette didn’t pull the trigger into that pillow. Maybe the actual killer is still on the loose.

Speaking of, why hasn’t Durham arrested and charged anyone in Faith Hedgepeth’s murder? Please, let’s not forget her.

Mark Eastman


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