Tag: testing

Nov 14

Alan Staines Exonerated Of 2004 Burglary By Discovery Lab Misidentified Him As Source Of Crime DNA

Alan Staines’ 2004 burglary conviction in Perth, Australia was overturned on November 13, 2017 by the Supreme Court of Western Australia. The Court ruled Staines’ conviction was a miscarriage of justice based on new evidence a laboratory misidentified him as the source of crime scene DNA. The ruling written by Justice Stephen Hall stated that …

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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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Apr 14

Human Hair Protein Identification Can Be More Precise Than DNA Testing

Glendon Parker, biochemist inventor of using human hair protein markers as an identification technique. (LLNL)

A groundbreaking technique of biological identification that relies on information encoded in proteins of human hair has been developed by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a Utah startup company, and collaborators from seven universities in the United States and England. The hair protein testing technique was invented in March 2013 by Biochemist Glendon …

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Jan 14

NV Supreme Court Rules Denial Of Post-conviction DNA Testing Can’t Be Appealed

NV Supreme Court Rules Denial Of Post-conviction DNA Testing Can’t Be Appealed

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Feb 26

Kirstin Blaise Lobato Files Petition For DNA Testing

Kirstin Blaise Lobato Files DNA Testing Petition

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