Forensic Evidence May Tell the Wrong Story, Accuse the Wrong Person (p2)

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We are talking about forensic evidence and just how reliable it is. In Raleigh and every other city in the country, just a tiny piece of forensic evidence can lead to or clear criminal charges. The term “forensic evidence” carries a good deal of weight, because it implies that the evidence is based on scientific
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Attorneys Seek New Trial for Man Convicted of 1970 Murders

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The 1970 case of Jeffrey MacDonald and the murders of his family garnered national attention, perhaps because they came close on the heels of the Manson Family murders. MacDonald, an Army doctor stationed in North Carolina, is serving three life sentences right now for the murders of his wife and his two daughters. He has
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Afraid of What They’ll Find? Sbi Reforms Stall (p. 2)

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In our last post, we were discussing the progress made by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s efforts to implement changes promised by leadership following an investigative news story and an audit last summer. It will come as no surprise to many criminal defense lawyers that progress has been minimal. SBI and crime lab
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Jonbenet Ramsey Murder Investigation Reopened

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North Carolina defense attorneys and prosecutors were stunned this week when Colorado law enforcement officers announced they were reopening the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation. The six year old was killed in 1996. Reports are that the investigation will include re-examination of physical evidence using new, more sensitive technology. Detectives are also expected to interview the victim’s
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