On 16 April 2011, a 911 call was made, and a lady reported an attempted robbery. On the 911 call, the lady said that the assailant was wearing a bandana and a hoodie, and had a gun in his left hand. She said that she was only able to see his eyes and it appeared that he was wearing glasses. She said that she was only able to see his eyes and it appeared that he was wearing glasses. She said that she would be unable to identify the assailant. In his police report, the officer at the scene also said that the victim said she would be unable to identify the assailant. Also present was a man who said that he would be unable to identify the assailant.
On 13 May, 2011, Charles Ajoloko called police to report being robbed at gunpoint. Various items including two guns he had bought were stolen. This followed several earlier thefts. The robbers were arrested and jailed.
A police officer suspected Charles of the earlier attempted robbery.
The detective gave a photo lineup to the lady. She said that she could not identify the assailant. Three weeks later, the detective gave the lady another photo lineup. Charles was the only common denominator between the 2 photo lineups. The lady then said that she was 60% sure.
Charles was charged on two counts, attempted robbery with a firearm, and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Trial began on 20 November, 2013. Defense counsel did not make an opening statement. The 911 lady identified Charles as the assailant. There was no corroboration for the identification. Charles was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison.
See here for issues with the trial.