Harward’s exoneration from a 33 year old bitemark conviction brings out comments from DA expert.

“In a statement, Levine said he was upset and disturbed at the result, given that the case produced wide agreement among examiners who had access to more information than is often available. “This case should persuade all my colleagues to agree with the need for more scientific research and investigation,”

Levine said……..at the time of the original trial……

“…… “a very, very, very high degree of probability those teeth left that bite mark,” referring to Harward, and said a coincidental match to another person was a “practical impossibility.” ”

Read a very, very comprehensive article on Keith Harward’s release from prison this last Friday published at  The Washington Post. 

A few years ago, Dr. Levine gave this video interview to CNN.

And of course, this all concurs with the data that these experts never agree what a bitemark should look even look like. 

And the Harward tragedy is only one in a litany (the number stands at 25 exonerations with other defendants languishing in prison) of questionable opinions and flawed testimony brought forth by Dr. Levine’s colleagues from the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Read about the Kunco case and others in this Radley Balko 4th part in his 2015 series on the subject of junk forensic dentistry in the US courts.

 

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