Law: The Witness as Target

Facing threats, many citizens fear to testify

To Homicide Detective David Calhoun, it seemed at first like a rock-solid case. A minister and his two children had been walking by a Houston motel last month when they saw three men spill out of one of the rooms. Two of them were shooting the other while he begged for mercy. The churchman saw the murderers clearly and Calhoun knew that he was going to make a "super witness." But then the minister was paid a visit by two men, once at his home and again outside...

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