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