Gerard T. Schweiger
It may not be a high-profile case, but the murder of Tony Mozick Sr. in the small town of Leipsic, DE is a fine example of the manipulation of the legal system. During the trial against alleged murderer Gerard Schweiger, the defendant admitted to killing Mozick, but his statement was refuted by his defense attorneys, who claimed he was covering for his girlfriend, Mozick’s daughter, Jennifer Barnes. Despite a history of violence between Schweiger and the victim and his own admission, the defendant was found not guilty. After a short prison sentence for five lesser charges, Schweiger was recorded on a phone call ultimately admitting to Mozick’s murder.