News 04.21.09

Innocence Project Seeks DNA Testing in Another Pennsylvania Case

Last week, Innocence Project staff attorney Nina Morrison argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that client

Anthony Wright

should be granted DNA testing that could prove his innocence or guilt of a 1993 murder he says he didn’t commit.

Meanwhile, the Innocence Project filed a brief seeking DNA testing in the case of John Kunco, an Allegheny County man who was convicted in 1992 of a murder he didn’t commit. His conviction rested in part on bite-mark comparison testimony, which has been a factor is several wrongful convictions overturned by DNA testing.

"Simply put, Kunco's trial was polluted and contaminated with false, misleading and grossly unreliable bite mark evidence, and as a result this court can have no confidence in the jury's decision to convict Kunco," states the appeal written by Innocence Project lawyer Craig M. Cooley.


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Read about wrongful conviction cases involving bite mark evidence

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