Accepting LHP’s “testimony” establishes that she did not know the window was broken and that she doesn’t remember cleaning up any glass. Well, she didn’t clean up the glass, Mrs Ramsey did. I suppose she could be asked if she ever, at any time, swept or vacuumed that room.<quoted text>
Eye witness testimony is evidence. Acceptable in a court of law. Unless her allegations can be shown to be outright lies, her testimony would be completely acceptable. So let John have his day in court, and when that day comes then his lawyers can cross examine Linda Hoffmann Pugh and try to poke holes in her story. The jury can then decide for itself if they think she was lying.
I see no reason for her to lie about that window, by the way. And her comments about the window date from the time she was supporting Patsy wholeheartedly, so again no reason for her to lie.
Also, just out of curiosity, I'm wondering "other things" you think she lied about.
If she had, then she may have swept or vacuumed up whatever Mrs Ramsey left behind without knowing it.
If she had not, then how could she say that the window was not broken? How can we know she was she ever in that room?
In PMPT Schiller describes LHP looking for artificial Christmas trees; it is some time around thanksgiving. She looks in the basement and sees a door that she had never noticed before – a door! P. 230 And, we’re to believe she would have noticed THAT broken window?
I think after our prospective “lawyers” are done lawyering all we’d end up with is LHP didn’t know the window was broken and she doesn’t recall cleaning up what she didn’t clean up.