The complaint alleges the lunch was merely to establish an alibi.
While the agents did verify that Tessier made the collect call he said he did, the ticket blew a huge hole in his alibi.
But like Knox, Sabrina changed her story several times and her alibi has yet to be corroborated.
“Tex-Mex for decades was ascendant,” Arellano told the The Weekly alibi in 2012.
On the night of the attack, detectives interviewed Claudia Haro, but she denied any involvement and provided them with an alibi.
There would have been no harm done and ample time to retreat, change clothes, and prove an alibi if the bluff were unsuccessful.
All of which made for the impression, fantastic or not, of the alibi.
Later the doctor was able to prove an alibi which cannot be shaken.
An alibi is exactly the opposite of an egg; the older it is, the better.
In the case of a claim of alibi juries are apt to fall into this fallacy.
1743, "the plea of having been elsewhere when an action took place," from Latin alibi "elsewhere, somewhere else," locative of alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). The weakened sense of "excuse" is attested since 1912, but technically any proof of innocence that doesn't involve being "elsewhere" is an excuse, not an alibi.