It Wasn't Murder
Murder requires malice. Malice means an evil heart. There's no malice when a group of people surround you, kick you, punch you, and then someone grabs you from behind, and in that chaos and craziness, the person who grabbed you from behind is stabbed.
The prosecution could not prove how the fatal wound was actually inflicted. Instead, it led the jury to convict Andrew by fabricating a scenario that showed an unjustified, irrational and implausible stabbing. There was no evidence. The prosecution’s own witnesses flatly testified that a very different scenario occurred . They testified that in the course of assaulting Andrew from behind, lifting him off the ground, spinning him around and throwing him down, Chris Wootton received a single defensive stab wound.
The prosecutor is suppose to be about justice. Instead, most prosecutors just want convictions. The prosecutor in Drew's case falsely claimed that Drew went after Wootton and lunged at Wootton. No one testified that this happened. Independent witnesses and Sigma Pi fraternity members described the fight as a "huge pile". The person at the bottom was Drew being repeatedly kicked. The prosecution's own witness said that after Wootton threw Drew down onto the ground, that witness, himself, picked Drew up and threw him onto the car. No one testified that Drew got up and went after Wootton. This was a total fabrication by the prosecution.
That prosecutor’s scenario was a fraud on the jury because there was no evidence to support it. None. Yet the court allowed it over defense objection. No judge has the authority to allow a critical portion of final argument on the issue of guilt or innocence with no evidentiary foundation. The trial was a fraud on the jury.