Category: Crime Lab

May 21

Justice Denied Issue 67 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 67

Issue 67 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 67 includes the following articles: 21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence Was Aided By The Legal System Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February …

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May 13

Alan Staines Cleared Of 2004 Burglary Conviction Caused By Bungled DNA Identification

Alan Staines outside court after his burglary conviction was set aside (Heather McNeill)

Alan Staines has been cleared of a 2004 burglary in Perth, Australia. More than a dozen years after his conviction, the lab that conducted the DNA test of crime scene evidence discovered it misidentified him as matching the evidence. The police collected blood stain evidence during their investigation of a home invasion in Perth’s southern …

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May 11

Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence To Convict Innocent People Was Aided By The Legal System

Annie Dookhan after her arrest in Sept. 2012 (David L Ryan -- Boston Globe, 2012)

Justice Denied Editorial Annie Dookhan’s saga of sabotaging more than twenty-one thousand criminal cases in Massachusetts during the eight years she “worked” as a chemist in the Hinton State Laboratory is chronicled in Justice Denied’s article, “21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing” (May 6, 2017). From her hiring in 2003 …

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May 06

21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing

21,587 drug related convictions were vacated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 19, 2017. The Court also ordered dismissal of the cases. It was by far the most exonerations on a single day in United States history. The prosecution of all the cases relied on a “drug certificate” signed by Annie Dookhan, a …

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Mar 03

Eric Asante Exonerated By DNA Of Defiling Student In 2005

Eric Asante after his release from prison in 2015 (The Mirror, Accra)

Eric Asante has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Ghana of defiling a 14-year-old girl in 2005. Asante’s acquittal was based on a DNA paternity test that excluded him as the father of the son born to the now 26-year-old woman. In 2005 Eric Asante was 28 and a teacher at the Nyorhini Presby …

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May 15

Delaware Public Defender’s Office Files Motions To Overturn Hundreds Of Tainted Drug Convictions

Delaware Chief Medical Examiner Richard T. Callery

On February 20, 2014 the Delaware State Police shut down the Controlled Substances Lab inside the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office after it was discovered the lab had lax security, and drug evidence for criminal cases was missing and in some cases replaced with fake evidence. Within days the Delaware’s Attorney General requested that all drug …

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May 28

Sandra DiGiacomo Hasn’t Exhibited The Integrity Necessary To Be A Judge

The following article was accepted as an Op-Ed by the Las Vegas Tribune for its May 29, 2013 issue. Sandra DiGiacomo Hasn’t Exhibited The Integrity Necessary To Be A Judge By Hans Sherrer* A judge makes decisions that directly affect the life and property of the persons who appear before him or her. The U.S. …

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Jan 01

More Than 24,000 Copies Of “Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s Unreasonable Conviction” Downloaded From Justice Denied’s Website

“Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s Unreasonable Conviction by Hans Sherrer

More than 24,000 copies of “Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s Unreasonable Conviction — Possibility of Guilt Replaces Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt” have been downloaded at no charge from Justice Denied’s website.* The book details how Kirstin Lobato has twice been convicted of a July 8, 2001 Las Vegas homicide when the prosecution doesn’t deny it has …

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Nov 07

Lana Canen Exonerated Of Murder Conviction After Fingerprint Testimony Exposed As False

Lana Canen the day of her release on November 2, 2012 (WSB-TV)

Lana Canen was released on November 2, 2012 after 8 years of wrongful imprisonment for the robbery and murder of 94-year-old Helen Sailor in her Elkhart, Indiana apartment in the early morning of November 29, 2002. Sailor’s family had dropped her off at her apartment just hours earlier after she spent Thanksgiving day and evening …

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Aug 19

International Justice Conference In Perth, Western Australia

International Justice Conference In Perth, Western Australia

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