Friday Roundup: Skin Cells and Backlogs


The District of Columbia Appeals Court

denied DNA testing yesterday

in the case of Charles Hood, who has served 22 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The court ruled that skin cells could only be tested if they’re visible to the naked eye. The Innocence Network and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project have filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Hood’s appeal.

North Carolina exoneree

Darryl Hunt

spoke about his wrongful conviction and exoneration at

an event

featuring a documentary about his case at Kansas University’s “The Arc of Justice.”

Connecticut is

adding emergency staff

to help a state crime lab address a testing backlog.

A St. Louis man is

facing charges

in the rape for which

Lonnie Erby

served 17 years in prison before he was exonerated.

“The Innocents: Headshots,”

a photo exhibit featuring the stories and faces of 45 men and women who were wrongfully convicted and later exonerated are on display at Chicago’s Gage Gallery inside Roosevelt University through October 31.

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