This second post relates how Ewins’ case has been developing as it finally reached a court of law, with Wright making heartbreaking hints at the full extent of Ewins’ mental health issues in recent times. Wright points out how, due to Ewins’ complete amnesia about the incident, the trial has been decidedly unbalanced, with some aspects of the prosecution’s case seemingly highly unlikely but completely unchallenged. In Wright’s account of the proceedings, there’s a suggestion that police officers may have entered Ewins’ home illegally and used excessive force. A neighbor of Ewins has since contacted me via Twitter to also dispute the officers’ claim that they found his door open.
Wright’s blog entry is at pains to remain fair and balanced and empathetic to all involved, which can only be praised. He makes pains to end the post on a conciliatory note, when it would have easy to leave it on a much more indignant one: