MS Supreme Court remands Howard for new litigation, which is not progress.

In response to recent oral arguments, the MS high court just issued this 2015-08-06 order  Howard for a “new evidentiary hearing.” This case has had major prosecutorial bitemark ID junk evidence issues for decades and nearly a ten year effort to get post-conviction DNA testing. New DNA evidence powered this return to the original trial court. The junk bitemark opinion got ignored. The last Mississippi remand case had Kennedy Brewer sent back to Noxumbee county jail where he languished for 4 yrs before DA Allgood declined to retry the case.
Lets make sure THAT doesn’t happen again.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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One Response to MS Supreme Court remands Howard for new litigation, which is not progress.

  1. csidds says:

    Reblogged this on FORENSICS in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends and commented:

    What wasn’t said in the last blog: The backstory in this appellate case is not unusual in arguing junk science (the bitemark opinion) in a legal environment ruled by anachronisms such as “stare decisis.” A non PC statement could be, “seriously, screw these gutless assholes. So Howard has to go back to circuit court to have a hearing in order to produce an evidentiary record which will be the mirror image of the record already submitted to the MS Supreme Court. Not a single one of them has the courage of their claimed convictions. This’ll take years.”

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