By Robert A. Vella
We regret the misleading title of an article reblogged today on The Secular Jurist (see: https://thesecularjurist.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/another-witness-in-michael-brown-shooting-found-dead/) which suggests the two deceased victims referred to were “witnesses” to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Upon further review, that fact cannot be confirmed.
The names of all the witnesses who testified before the grand jury investigation, under the direction of St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, have not yet been released to the public. This has led to speculation about whether the two victims might have given testimony. But until those names are officially released, or are discovered through other means, such assertions remain speculative.
We apologize for any confusion, and hope to do a better job at checking our sources.