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.
adding emergency staff
to help a state crime lab address a testing backlog.
“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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