Tag Archives: DNA

Towards saving Tommy: from the horse’s mouth; Orlando Sentinel’s coverage was “dastardly.”

May 4, 2003 Re. Tommy Zeigler To Whom It May Concern: To Tommy Zeigler and to the state of Florida, I can only apologize unofficially for the dastardly role The Orlando Sentinel played in the pathetically wrongful conviction of Mr. … Continue reading

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ABA Journal lied about Marcus Wellons’ execution. It was botched.

  Prison official faints during execution; sentence was upheld despite jurors’ gag gifts, drug secrecy The execution of a Georgia inmate went off without a hitch on Tuesday, although a prison official fainted during the procedure. via Prison official faints … Continue reading

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Evidence from @1995 untestable for DNA? Bloody unlikely.

AG, Lawyers for Hank Skinner Argue Over DNA in Death Penalty Case | The Texas Tribune At the hearing in February, the state’s expert, Brent Hester, a forensic scientist from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Lubbock laboratory, said that … Continue reading

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Reinvestigating Gina Hall’s homicide. Apparently sans DNA or even Google searches.

Investigators take a second look at the Gina Hall murder case from 1980 in Radford | Local News – Home Investigators are asking for your help if you can provide any in this case. via Investigators take a second look … Continue reading

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Bite mark “evidence” more reliable than DNA? Since when??

Douglas Prade, Freed After 15 Years In Prison, Sent Back Behind Bars Prade was freed when a judge decided new DNA testing of a bite mark proved he didn’t kill his ex-wife. But the appeals court concluded that the test … Continue reading

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PA judge prosecuted; hundreds more need to be.

Sentencing Law and Policy: Corrupt state supreme court judge and sister facing state sentencing in PA <p>Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister and former court aide Janine Orie will be sentenced today by Allegheny County … Continue reading

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Governor Bryant … DNA test Willie Manning’s evidence

April 30, 2013 Dear Governor Bryant, I’m writing to insist that you stay the execution of Willie Manning and order DNA testing of the physical evidence. Mr. Manning was convicted on circumstantial evidence, including the testimony of a jailhouse informant … who … Continue reading

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NYT ignores imminent wrongful execution to play spin the IP

Questions for Mississippi Doctor After Thousands of Autopsies – NYTimes.com During the past several months, in courthouses around Mississippi, four new petitions have been quietly submitted on behalf of people in prison arguing that they were wrongfully convicted on the … Continue reading

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Radley Balko: Despite Evidence From Discredited Medical Examiner, Mississippis Jeffrey Havard Nears Execution

I first reported on Hayne in a 2006 exposé for Reason magazine. Since then, he has been implicated in the wrongful convictions of two men who were later exonerated by DNA evidence. In both of those cases, Hayne and his … Continue reading

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FOCUS | AG Eric Holder Has No Balls | Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Basically, if someone backs a dump truck up to the DOJ and unloads the entire case, gift-wrapped, a contrite and confessing criminal included, a guy like Eric Holder might, after much agonizing deliberation, decide to prosecute. via FOCUS | AG … Continue reading

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