Category Archives: expert testimony

Forensics: Inept Austin crime lab results in Supreme Court Reverses Texas Court Decision Based on Prosecutor’s Admission About Flawed Forensic Evidence

Supreme Court has reversed the denial of relief to a Texas death-row prisoner whose request for new trial is supported by local prosecutors. The Travis… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/supreme-court-reverses-texas-court-decision-based-on-prosecutors-admission-about-flawed-forensic-evidence

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Forensics: Bad day for a Plantiff’s forensic expert. Johnson & Johnson Unit Accuses Leading Plaintiffs’ Talc Expert of Fraud.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LTL Management filed a complaint alleging a key plaintiffs’ expert falsified a 2019 article linking cosmetic talc to mesothelioma. — Read on http://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2022/12/19/johnson-johnson-unit-accuses-leading-plaintiffs-talc-expert-of-fraud/

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Forensics: This is unfortunate. Idaho murders: Forensic expert slams Kaylee Goncalves’ dad for comparing her injuries to other victims’ wounds

Forensic expert slammed Steve Goncalves, Kaylee Goncalves’ father, saying ‘It’s very disrespectful to these other victims and for their families’ — Read on meaww.com/forensic-expert-slams-kaylee-goncalves-dad-who-compared-her-injuries-to-other-victims

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Forensics: Mostly Partial Prints and DUI Testing. The Slow but Steady March Towards a More Reliable Forensic Science

When Henry Swofford stepped to the microphone at a gathering of forensic scientists in 2016, he surprised the audience when he announced that he had directed his investigators to no longer use the terms “identification” or “individualization” to link an … Continue reading

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Forensics: The influence of ‘infallible’ ballistic matching. Letting the jury decide. Maryland high court considers limiting ballistics evidence used to link guns to shootings

BALTIMORE — A television in Baltimore Circuit Court showed a magnified picture of spent cartridge casings taken through the lens of a microscope. If a juror didn’t look closely, they — Read on http://www.union-bulletin.com/content/tncms/live/

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Dorensics: 3 Kids spent 467 days in custody. The long and traumatic road to exoneration after DCFS wrongfully removes children from home

A Bloomington attorney is helping parents who lost their children to state protective services based on false allegations. Alan Novick says the road to exoneration is long and costly. — Read on http://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-11-15/the-long-and-traumatic-road-to-exoneration-after-dcfs-wrongfully-removes-children-from-home

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Forensics: Blood in soil. Kristin Smart Murder Trial: Forensic DNA consultant resumes testimony, calls prosecution’s witness into question

Thursday’s proceedings resumed with testimony from the defense’s second witness: Elizabeth Johnson, a forensic DNA consultant working through a private practice. — Read on mustangnews.net/kristin-smart-murder-trial-forensic-dna-consultant-resumes-testimony-calls-prosecutions-witness-into-question/

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Forensics: Expanding doubt, Massachusetts crime lab scandal may involve even more wrongdoing

A decade-old drug testing scandal at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute may involve wrongdoing by more chemists than just Annie Dookhan, according to a judge. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massachusetts-crime-lab-drug-testing-scandal-rcna48940

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Forensics: Battling blood and decomp opinions in Smart murder case. Taphonony specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains.’

Forensic specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains’ – Mustang News — Read on mustangnews.net/forensic-specialist-contradicts-previous-witness-testimony-i-dont-see-any-data-that-confirms-the-presence-of-human-remains/

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Forensics: “Gun broke during testing.”Alec Baldwin’s Lawyer Responds to FBI Forensic Report Concluding He May Have Pulled Trigger in ‘Rust’ Shooting

The bombshell report determined the gun used onset could not have fired without someone pulling the trigger. — Read on http://www.etonline.com/alec-baldwins-lawyer-responds-to-fbi-forensic-report-concluding-he-may-have-pulled-trigger-in-rust

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