Judges rule witness looking up suspect on Facebook did not taint photo lineup ID

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Daily Reporter
Published: 09/02/2013

A photo identification of a man did not have to be suppressed on the grounds that the witness had previously identified him on Facebook, the Fifth District Court of Appeals recently ruled.

Marlon Mitchell claimed that his trial court should have suppressed a photo lineup identification because the witness, who identified him as being involved in a home invasion robbery and burglary, looked him up on Facebook prior to looking at the police department’s photo array.

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