Former lottery security worker found guilty of rigging lottery game

Former lottery security worker found guilty of rigging lottery game


STACEY: KCCI’S JASON RANTALA IS LIVE IN STUDIO WITH OUR TOP STORY. JASON: EDDIE TIPTON IS CONVICTED ON TWO COUNTS OF FRAUD AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS THE MYSTERY MAN WHO TRIED TO CASH THAT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY TICKET. TIPTON SITS STONE FACED AFTER THE VERDICT TWO COUNTS OF FRAUD IS READ. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL ROB SAND SAYS THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY COINCIDENCES IN THE CASE THAT THE JURY CONNECTED THE DOTS. BUT SOMEONE THEY KNOW WELL. HAVING A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO KNOW THAT THEY RECOGNIZE HIM AFTER WATCHING THAT VIDEO IS VERY IMPORTANT. THEY AREN’T PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING TRYING TO IDENTIFY A STRANGER, BUT INDIVIDUALS WATCHING THE VIDEO SAYING “I KNOW THAT PERSON” IS VERY STRONG EVIDENCE OF IDENTIFICATION. JASON R: DEFENSE ATTORNEY DEAN STOWERS CALLS THE ABSENSE OF EVIDENCE OVERWHELMING. HE SAYS THE JURY TOOK LEAPS IN LOGIC, THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO JUST SPECULATE. IT IS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE REALLY CASES IN COURT SHOULD BE TRIED BASED ON ACTUAL EVIDENCE FROM THE WITNESS STAND AND NOT LEAPS OF LOGIC AND THAT SORT OF THING. JASON: THE DEFENSE SAYS THEY WILL APPEAL. COMING UP AT 6:00, WHY PROSECUTION SAYS THIS WILL HELP THEM WITH CASES WITH CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE LIKE

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