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
spoke about his wrongful conviction and exoneration at
featuring a documentary about his case at Kansas University’s “The Arc of Justice.”
adding emergency staff
to help a state crime lab address a testing backlog.
A St. Louis man is
in the rape for which
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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