November 26, 1956: The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the convictions of Ralph Barker and Herbert Garrett for the rape of Eva Hayes. They have some good appeal judges in this State. The reader is invited to compare this with the earlier case of Samuel Legions in particular the statement here that:

“We are not unmindful of the force of a jury’s verdict approved by a trial court, but we are not required to believe that which is contrary to human experience and inherently incredible. The testimony of the prosecutrix is too fantastic and improbable to sustain the finding of guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The Legions case is in fact mentioned in the judgment, at page 4.

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