Category Archives: wrongful convictions

Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: DC crime lab goes after lab auditor Bruce Budowle then says it never concealed findings

Defending itself against allegations of “fraudulent behavior” that led to the loss of its accreditation, D.C.’s embattled crime lab said it never deliberately concealed any information from its accrediting board. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/06/documents-dc-crime-lab-says-it-never-concealed-findings/

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Forensics: Good review on judicial weaknesses. Stop Using Junk Science in the Courtroom – The Daily Utah Chronicle

  In 1985, Robert Lee Stinson was convicted of raping and murdering a 63-year-old woman based on so-called expert testimony that his bite matched a mark on the victim’s body. He spent over 23 years in prison but was later … Continue reading

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Pending law to correct wrongful convictions could depend on Missouri attorney general • Missouri

This new law supported by an amicus brief of notable list of ex-judges who realize false convictions exist. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has opposed calls for relief in nearly every wrongful conviction case since 2000. — Read on missouriindependent.com/2021/06/01/pending-law-to-correct-wrongful-convictions-could-depend-on-missouri-attorney-general/

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Forensics: Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows | Forensic science | Dror and Sunde tested 53 computer techs

This type of bias is commonly seen in other forensic examinations. Participants found more or less evidence on hard drive depending on what contextual information they had — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/31/digital-forensics-experts-prone-to-bias-study-shows

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Forensics: More ABFO bitemarker damage. Gilbert Lee Poole Jr. Exonerated of Murder After Three Decades. @theNAME1966

Locked up for more than three decades for murder, Gilbert Lee Poole, Jr. had been serving a life sentence since 1989 based largely on a form of forensic evidence once widely used but no longer deemed reliable: bite mark analysis. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Latest bitemark wrongful conviction: Eddie Lee Howard

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom – Eddie Lee Howard  https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/podcast/s12e58-wrongful-conviction-with-jason-flom-eddie-lee-howard

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Forensics: $75M for 2 brothers’ wrongful convictions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57152860

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Forensics: Really? A Manhattan D.A. Candidate Touts Her Leadership of a Conviction Review Unit. Why Did It Exonerate So Few People? – The Appeal

Under Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s leadership, Brooklyn’s unit exonerated just three people—a far lower rate than in previous years. — Read on theappeal.org/tali-farhadian-weinstein-brooklyn-conviction-review-unit/

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Forensics: AAFS 2012 meeting abstract on the failure of bitemark analysis

This one got me no love from the ABFO bitemarkers.

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