Illinois Prosecutors Admit Junk Science Convicted Innocent Man in 1996

Adam Gray speaking to BuzzFeed News in prison in Feb. 2016

This time it is arson ‘science.’ This is significant as it goes against some DAs and the US Attorney General who declare forensics is just fine. 

Here is the joint motion to release Adam Gray from prison. The State Attorney Office performed its own ‘thorough and independent’ investigation. At this point, most States and DAs do not have anything resembling a Conviction Integrity Unit.

Here is the eight page motion to vacate.  

This is the BuzzFeed May 3, 2017 review of  Gray’s case. “This Chicago Man Was Sentenced to Life On a Faulty Arson Conviction – Now He is Getting Out.”

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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 Illinois Prosecutors Admit Junk Science Convicted Innocent Man in 1996

  1. John Lentini says:

    Mr. Gray had a terrible defense attorney who failed to consult with either a chemist or a fire investigator. The link at the bottom of this week’s Buzzfeed piece to one written a year ago, “Making an Arsonist,” provides lots of actually accurate background. Accurate journalism in 2017–Who would have thought?

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