Hobbs was literally a dead man walking, dying of injuries he sustained almost two weeks before his death. Doctors said if Hobbs had sought medical attention at any time in the days after that fight, he would still be alive today.
Before the jury read the verdict, Haymaker recalled thinking: "If this jury's not going to return a not guilty on this case, then the whole system is just not worth anything. ... If there were ever a case where someone was innocent and it was clearly demonstrated to a jury, this is it."
A jury found Suttle not guilty. Suttle told "20/20" that the words "innocent until proven guilty" have taken on a new meaning for him.
"I've pretty much always felt the other way around, before this happened," said Suttle. "If you see somebody in court charged with a crime, the first thing you think is well, they're guilty or they wouldn't be sitting here. I mean why else would they have them up here in front of a jury? ... I look at it differently now than I did before because I know what can happen. It can happen to anyone. It happened to me."
How did things go so far? It would turn out that Harlan had been under investigation for years. The details are unbelievable.
Suttle believes there are still other innocent men in prison because of Harlan's testimonies.