Friday Roundup: Examining Injustice
The Texas Forensic Science Commission
meets September 17
to discuss findings on the arson conviction of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 despite his claim of innocence. The Texas Fire Marshall who initially found that the fire was arson
defended his findings this week in a letter to the TFSC
A San Francisco man convicted of three murders is
requesting a new trial
on the grounds that evidence from his case may have been tampered with after the state’s crime lab was shut down based on evidence of faulty testing.
The newly created Florida Innocence Commission
met for the first time today
to review eyewitness misidentification, prosecutorial misconduct, false confessions and forensic oversight. The panel will present a report on its recommendations in January 2012.
A Florida man is
seeking to have experts testify
at his murder trial on the unreliability of eyewitness identification.
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