Galaxy Note 7 found not guilty of torching Jeep after ‘thorough investigation’
Any die-hard fan of classic legal TV shows like “Law & Order”, “Ally McBeal” or “Damages”, as well as viewers of the surprising recent limited hit “The People v. O.J. Simpson”, know there’s more than one way that a prime suspect for a crime can be acquitted.
Even if the glove does fit, or you just so happen to be carrying around a fishy knife with a murder victim’s blood all over it near the deceased’s home, a skilled defense lawyer played brilliantly by Courtney B. Vance or John Turturro might be able to find reasonable doubt.
That seems to be the case for a potentially faulty Galaxy Note 7 left charging inside a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 5 before a violent blaze turned the SUV into ashes.
All circumstantial evidence pointed to the recalled phone randomly catching fire as its fickle battery overheated, possibly blowing up and destroying the vehicle. Fortunately for Samsung, the flames may have been contained far too late for the local authorities to discover hard, intact proof of the incident’s cause.
Granted, the Galaxy Note 7 can’t be ruled from the suspect list, with doubt set to hover over it for time to come. But “due to the destructive nature of the fire, and multiple possibilities that could not be eliminated as to the ignition source”, the cause remains officially indexed as “undetermined” following what the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue describes as a “thorough investigation.” And you thought there was no such thing as a perfect crime.