Megan Burns Secures Not Guilty Verdicts in Robbery Caught on Video

San Francisco, Calif. (SF Public Defender Press Release) – A borderline mentally disabled man charged with robbing an elderly woman in 2011 was acquitted after evidence showed he was confused and manipulated by police investigators’ leading questions, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jurors deliberated one day before reaching their verdict Wednesday, finding German Woods, 56, not guilty of robbery. Woods, who had been jailed since his Aug. 31, 2011 arrest, was released Wednesday night, said his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Megan Burns.