News 06.24.09

A New Trial in Ohio

An Ohio appeals court has granted a new trial for Innocence Project client Thomas Siller, who has been convicted twice by juries based in part on false forensic testimony.

Siller and another man were convicted of a 1997 murder based in part on testimony from forensic analyst Joseph Serowik, whose false testimony also contributed to the wrongful conviction of Anthony Michael Green, who was exonerated by DNA testing in 2001. DNA testing in Siller’s case now implicates a man who testified against him at trial.

Cuyahoga County prosecutors said they would appeal the decision to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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And read more on the Siller case in a 2007 Innocence Project press release


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