Studies show that high levels of arousal or stress can indicate false accuracy and throughout the court. In this case the eyewitness stated where his wife got shot and later corrected himself. This shows false accuracy. He was then shown a picture of a black shirt with a nautical logo on and he stated that it was a dark shirt that had no logo but then it did at first. James Stevens also clarified to Brenton Butler’s lawyer that he does not recall talking to an officer about the description of the individual who murdered his wife. The eyewitness in this case was confident on his statement but lack on being reasonable throughout the process of testifying it. This shows how Steven’s eyewitness evidence was not precise despite of how confident.
In the article “Descriptive Eyewitness Testimony: The Influence of Emotionality, Racial