…has been pretty much thoroughly discredited.
This is important because he claimed to have seen little Caylee Anthony alive at a Walmart store, with her mother Casey, at about 4 PM on Jun 16th; but the defense’s contentions are that Caylee had drowned in the family pool much earlier that day.
A commenter had brought James Thompson to my attention here.
This illustrates the difficulty of getting these things right. It would be a pretty devastating blow to the defense if there was reliable evidence showing that the little girl was walking around after she was supposed to be dead. It appears there is no “reliable” evidence, but these things can rear their head long after they should have been put to bed, both in blog comments and in jury deliberations.
I’d be surprised after all that if the prosecution introduced the guy, but if they did it would be a sign that they are content to use evidence of very poor quality and reliability.