I live in Florida!
The simplest answer is usually an outright lie, perpetrated by and for political, media and/or personal agents, for gains that only become clear much too late to matter to the individuals actually involved.
I asked “what happened here” because I had not heard of this specific case.
Your reply is less than useless.
I disagree. If you had been more verbose or specific, then I might agree.
As it is, your statement was not very specific. So my answer was formed to answer your apparent question on what had motivated the witness to recant. If you hadn't heard of the case, then you should have stated that.