Category Archives: CSI

Forensics: Many to blame? How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 years

Samuel Little says he killed 93 people, preying on women from the margins of society. Again and again, police across the country failed to stop him. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/samuel-little-serial-killer/part-one/

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Forensics: Six black girls were brutally murdered in the early ’70s. Why was this case never solved?

We might consider race of the victims. The case of the Freeway Phantom has faded into history — but not everyone has forgotten. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/six-black-girls-were-brutally-murdered-in-the-early-70s-why-was-this-case-never-solved/2018/05/21/c74d26ec-4e22-11e8-af46-b1d6dc0d9bfe_story.html

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Forensics: Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review

My first published journal article. In 1997. Co-author Curt Dailey is a mensch! Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review — Read on http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/FORENSIC/PAGES/JFS14209J.htm

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Forensics: Confusing statements. ‘You can trust this laboratory’: DC crime lab director responds to scrutiny of firearms unit

The director of the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences shares her thoughts on how her department handles ballistics evidence after the discovery of a botched firearms analysis. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2020/12/you-can-trust-this-laboratory-dc-crime-lab-director-responds-to-scrutiny-of-firearms-unit/

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Forensics: More DA lies. Court California Supreme Court Tosses Kim Long’s Conviction

Kim was shockingly strong through out this Kudos to all CIPs. @ca_innocence In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court once and for all tossed out Kim Long’s murder conviction after a 17 year legal fight. — Read on californiainnocenceproject.org/2020/11/california-supreme-court-tosses-kim-longs-conviction/

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Forensics: The Confrontation Clause: Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science?

A defendant appeals claiming his right to cross-examine a prosecution’s DNA expert was denied at trial. Amazing how simple this sounds in theory. DAs, however, often get around defendants’ Constitutional protections. Then the judge won’t pay for a defense expert … Continue reading

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Forensics: Alabama drug test lab owner sent to prison for forging test results, costing parents custody of children

Beyond horrendous. The owner of an Alabama testing lab was sentenced to prison last week for falsifying drug test results that prosecutors say cost multiple parents custody of their children. — Read on http://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-drug-test-lab-owner-sent-to-prison-for-forging-test-results-costing-parents-custody-of-their-children.amp

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Forensic Fraud: Shawn Parcells, banned from doing autopsies, charged with fraud

Made $1,200,000 on this scam. Shawn Parcells, a Leawood man banned from performing autopsies in Kansas was indicted Wednesday in Federal court for Kansas for fraud. — Read on amp.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article247274359.html

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Forensics: Whistleblower files complaint against Fort Worth crime lab

A police officer at the lab says all is OK. His credibility is not the best. What’s a cop running an internal audit? Its because the cops run the show. Their history of interference in forensic casework is notorious. An … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another long road to innocence story. “Trial 4: how a teen spent 22 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit”

Netflix documentaries continue to add its voice uncovering the arcane, politicized, and certainly inequitable legal process allowed to prove innocence. Sean Ellis was 19 years old when he was arrested for killing a police officer in Boston. Decades later, he … Continue reading

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