#Forensics – Pathologist Michael Baden takes on Steven Hayne in Mississippi

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The horrific career of the notorious ex Mississippi prosecutors’ go-to non forensic pathologist will never end. This hearing recently occurred in MS and has death row inmate Jeff Havard (pictured above) hearing of  numerous examples of prosecutorial misconduct, lazy justice, and junk science presented by the State during his original trial. This is no different than Hayne and bitemarker Michael West being protecte by Mississippi prosecutors in Eddie Lee Howards’ fight for freedom. 

“After Judge Johnson finished addressing the court, the defense called Dr. Steven Hayne to the stand. Hayne poses many problems for the state of Mississippi. Hayne has a shady past that involves thousands of autopsies, and countless legal cases. Hayne was presented by prosecutors as a primary expert in criminal trials for a period of decades in Mississippi. Investigative journalist Radley Balko has been reporting on Hayne’s questionable conduct for years.”

“Hayne attempted to save face by saying that he still believes the death was the result of a homicide, but he offered not valid theory to support that belief. Hayne’s demeanor in court was a bit questionable. During breaks, he appeared to wander about, willing to chat with anyone who would provide an ear. At one point, he sat down next to Havard’s stepfather, engaging him with stick figure drawings he had sketched on a pad in an apparent attempt to form new theories.”


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