P(H-1) = .1Question 1. If you are a rational trial lawyer or police detective, which of your five conjectures should you investigate?
P(H-2) = .05
P(H-3) = .4
P(H-4) = .2
P(H-5) = .05
Question 1A. If you are a rational trial lawyer or detective, does it follow that it is irrational for you to investigate hypothesis H-2? On what assumptions?Question 2. If David Darling was convicted of killing David Darling and police detectives investigated only hypothesis H-3, have Darling's due process rights been violated?
Cf. Arizona v. Youngblood, 488 U.S. 51 (1988).
Note: Larry Youngblood was released in the year 2000 -- after new technology -- a new type of DNA test -- convincingly demonstrated that Youngblood had not in fact committed the child molestation crimes for which he was convicted. See Barbara Whitaker, DNA Frees Inmate Years after Justices Rejected Plea, New York Times, August 11, 2000, Friday, Late Edition - Final, Section A; Page 12; Column 1; National Desk. Larry Youngblood spent roughly 17 years in prison for crimes that he very probably did not commit.