“It’s like asking a student to retake a test without having a textbook. How can we accept the results of this test?” Lin Feng-jeng asked.
The nine-member pro bono law team representing the defendants said they expect to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
“We staunchly believe that they are innocent and that they are wrongly accused. We just want the courts to return their innocence and let them go home,” said Greg Yo (尤伯祥), one of the lawyers.
Prosecutors have pointed to separate incidents in the past two decades that they say are indicative of the trio’s guilt.
Previously, Wu was seen kneeling and apologizing to the victim’s family members, while testimony against Chiou was also given by a minor, surnamed Teng, that pointed police to a seaside location where Lu’s body was allegedly disposed of.