Dentist and ex DA deny wrongful conviction: DNA irrelevant for proof of innocence

The ex-prosecutor (now a law professor) and a bitemark expert continue to deny errors in an exoneration case in the US. They protect and represent themselves in the media as being innovators in forensic research. Federal law enforcement grants have paid them $700,000 to continue publishing their
“scientific” study of pigs. You wonder what pigs have to do with actual forensic casework? The answer…

VERY LITTLE.

This www.examiner.com expose reveals how these two faculty members of Marquette University have “reverse engineered” their sketchy public relations image by convincing the US Department of Justice that their “new science” has merit. You can be assured their research will support their claims (one as the prosecutor, the other as his star witness) used at the original trial.

What they really are doing, is gerrymandering this “research” into absolving themselves from ongoing criticism and possible civil litigation from the wrongful conviction. They have been using this DOJ money to create a personal firewall for themselves. Pretty smart idea. Too bad its real purpose is obviously self-serving.

http://www.examiner.com/article/wi-paying-robert-stinson-25-000-dentist-l-t-johnson-helped-convict-him

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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