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I don't see a question here but good luck. Your boyfriend is in a lot of trouble. If there is no evidence then there will be no conviction. But know that there are a lot of people in prison right now based on testimonial evidence alone.
Some prosecutors will drop cases if the witnesses are uncooperative and refuse to come to court, even with a subpoena, others threaten to have warrants sent out for their witnesses if they refuse to show. It would be difficult for the State to prove their case if the witnesses forget, have conflicting testimony, or are otherwise not credible.
Your fiancé is definitely in the hot seat and people can be convicted based on testimonial evidence alone, especially if there are three individuals saying the same thing. Hopefully one or more of them will have the guts to tell the truth about what actually happened instead of sending him to prison for life. Good luck!
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Know that people have been convicted and sentenced to life in prison with even less evidence than you suggest the state has on your fiance. The decision to go to trial should be made on a gut feeling. Make sure you and your fiance express all of your concerns to your fiance's attorney.
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