Valedictorian Matricide Trial: Jeffrey Pyne Interrogation Tape

Dan Abrams discusses the trial of Jeffrey Pyne, who is accused of killing his mother.
1:36 | 11/29/12

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Let's get more from our "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. That's a tough tape for jeffrey pyne. And a really important tape. We talked about the fact that this is a tough case for prosecutors. I think if the jurors come back with a conviction, it will somehow be connected to this tape. Most important question or issue that comes up on this tape is the timing. Remember, her body's found around 2:30. He says he leaves the house around 1:00 to 1:30. And prosecutors are trying to move that timeline back, back, back, to say, in essence, huh-uh. With another key witness. Another key witness said, for example, his car was at the house at 1:40, but not at 2:10. So, his words become absolutely crucial, with regards to that timeline because if the jurors don't believe it, that could be a problem. He's gotten so much support from the community. Been pretty sympathetic defendant. But you see on the tape, in a moment, he's not even asked how his mom died. That's one of the small details that certainly investigators focus on. And the question is going to be how much the jurors focus on that. You'll hear, certainly, in the closing argument, the prosecutor mentioned the fact that he never asked. And the question is going to be, do jurors say to themselves, huh? That's so hard to believe that he wouldn't want to ask that question? Or do they say, he was under duress? He was nervous, et cetera. We can understand. That's why every word on this interrogation tape becomes so important. Does this make it less likely we see him testify? I don't think there's a chance he's going to testify. This is one of the case where's the defense say they simply have not proved they're case beyond a reasonable doubt. Now, to a different kind of

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