Forensics: Texas becomes the first State to call bitemarks “junk science.”

As usual in these innocence cases, it took decades to overcome the inequities of flawed and exaggerated forensic experts. In this case, Steven Chaney is has been finally  declared “actually innocent” and will receive $2.5 million for his decades in prison. The bitemarkers who still sing their practices of “matching” patterns in human skin were hoisted on  their own petard by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The Court reaffirmed the findings of the 2009 NAS Report and numerous real scientists which rejected their years of posing as “dental scientists.”

Here is the CCA holding on bitemarks. Chaney CCA

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/steve-chaney-convicted-murder-texas-declared-innocent-junk-science/

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