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DNA From Teeth – The Lynn Breedan Story

This is a fascinating case told in the Medical Detectives series.  The case involves identification from teeth in two ways – the first, the identification of the victim from their dental records (using the presence of a mesiodens to assist) and secondly, the identification of the potential suspect – by …

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Eddie Lee Howard – A West BM Case

The expert whose bite-mark evidence led a jury to put Eddie Lee Howard Jr. on Mississippi’s death row now believes such evidence should be tossed. “I no longer believe in bite-mark analysis,” forensic odontologist Michael West of Hattiesburg testified in a 2012 deposition. “I don’t think it should be used …

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William Richards – An usual case…

Man serving life term loses bid to overturn murder conviction The California Supreme Court says that William Richards, 63, had failed to prove his innocence in the 1993 killing of his wife, even though forensic evidence used against him was later discredited. “But when you’ve got the expert who testified …

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Robert Lee Stinson

Robert Lee Stinson served over 23 years in a Wisconsin prison for a brutal rape and murder DNA proves he did not commit. He was convicted based on the improper and unvalidated expert testimony of a bite-mark analyst whose conclusions were uncontested at trial. The Crime Early in the morning …

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Ray Krone

This is one of our series concerning wrongful convictions related to bitemark evidence.  Certainly the Krone case was one of the highest profile cases involving bitemarks.  We have collected a range of resources here in relation to the case.  If you own copyright to any of them and object to …

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