Forensics: Genealogical DNA. He was evil’: Daughter of killer in 62-year-old cold case helps detectives solve it

‘He was evil’: Daughter of killer in 62-year-old cold case helps detectives solve it – KXLY
— Read on www.kxly.com/the-daughter-of-killer-in-62-year-old-cold-case-speaks-to-spokane-police/

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Forensics: Defense strategy fails. Judge denies motion to dismiss medical examiner and anthro testimony in Zutten Murder trial

One wonders if the defense lacked funds to get their own experts. Thats up to the judge to grant. Issues are manner and time of death opinions.

Judge denies motion to dismiss medical examiner testimony in Zutten Murder trial
— Read on www.winknews.com/2021/11/18/judge-denies-motion-to-dismiss-medical-examiner-testimony-in-zutten-murder-trial/

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Forensics: Montgomery v. Louisiana: America’s Racist History Means Even a Supreme Court Victory Does Not Guarantee Justice

The dark-side of racially motivated criminal justice in the US. This time it is against children.

Henry Montgomery, 72, a black man who has been imprisoned for more than 55 years and was the victorious plaintiff in a Supreme Court case, just lost his second bid for parole.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/montgomery-louisiana-americas-racist-history-supreme-court-opinion-1437465

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Forensic Odontology: Remains found in California forest identified as missing man

Way to go Jimmy Wood. NorCal odont.

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — Human remains found in a remote Northern California forest last year have been identified as those belonging to a man reported missing for more than 15 years, authorities said Saturday.
— Read on apnews.com/article/california-forensics-forests-c8ee765da26246119c7b57df7c253162

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Forensics: Why Florida has the most people serving life without parole

Why Florida leads the nation in people serving life without chance of parole.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2021/11/11/two-strikes-and-you-re-in-prison-forever

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Forensics: Talking about racial disparities in criminality and punishment. The facts are clear that justice has two tiers of law enforcement and constitutional rights.

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Forensics: Few are overturned. Even fewer are exonerated. No new science because there never was any science to begin with. Overturned abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome convictions in the United States

Overturned abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome convictions in the United States: Prevalence, legal basis, and medical evidence – ScienceDirect
— Read on www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S014521342100449X

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Forensics: WTF? Man donated his body to science; company sold $500 tickets to his dissection | Ars Technica

The widow learned of the dissection from a news reporter.
— Read on arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/man-donated-his-body-to-science-company-sold-500-tickets-to-his-dissection/

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Forensics: $14-million payout approved in L.A. wrongful-conviction case – Los Angeles Times

The L.A. City Council approved a $14-million settlement with Andrew Wilson, whose murder conviction was thrown out by a judge in 2017. He was later declared factually innocent.
— Read on www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-03/14-million-payout-approved-in-l-a-wrongful-conviction-case

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Forensics: Police planting drugs leads to Exonerations tied to corrupt Chicago Police Officer Ronald Watts

Hundreds of cases!!

What might be Cook County’s largest mass exoneration comes after 87 people already had convictions connected to former Sgt. Ronald Watts tossed.
— Read on www.wbez.org/stories/exonerations-tied-to-corrupt-chicago-police-officer-ronald-watts/b75e9a7b-9a75-4412-9b00-4e1a664b6da6

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