News 12.10.10

Friday Roundup: A Coverdell Grant, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Life After Exoneration

A Nevada crime lab received a $173,488 Coverdell grant that will be used to

reduce the backlog of more than 460 firearms examinations


A federal judge ruled that

Oklahoma City is not liable for forensic scientist Joyce Gilchrist’s faulty lab-work

that led to an innocent man spending 17 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. 

Robert Lee Stinson, who served more than 23 years in prison for a murder DNA proves he didn’t commit,

adjusts to freedom by balancing resentment with hope


The Michigan legislature approved funding for a new police headquarters,

including a $15-million state-of-the-art crime lab


Five months after problems appeared with North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation,

it remains unclear who will be tasked with heading-up the troubled crime lab


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