Friday Roundup: The Quest for a DNA Test
The Kentucky Supreme Court
granted a hearing
to a death row inmate that will determine whether he should get additional DNA testing on evidence from the 1979 murder he is convicted of.
An Ohio judge
could grant a new trial
to a death row inmate after reviewing a police report that focuses on an alternate suspect in a 1997 murder.
A rally in New York
called for the creation
of a statewide Innocence Commission to evaluate cases of possible wrongful conviction and consider reforms to prevent future injustice.
Police in St. Petersburg, Florida
will reevaluate a policy
on exchanging information for reduced sentenced for confidential informants. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that
police must take steps
to ensure that children are aware of their rights during an interrogation.
Massachusetts’ Attorney General wrote
a letter to the Boston Herald editor
in response to criticism about Dennis Maher’ exoneration.
Blood tests in a Michigan drunk driving case
were ruled inadmissible
because the margin of error was not disclosed by the crime lab’s chief toxicologist.
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