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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wayne State CrimProf on Dateline NBC Tonight

Tonight, Friday September 16, at 8 pm, Wayne State CrimProf David Moran will appear on Dateline NBC to speak about a murder case in which he was involved as an attorney.   

Here are some details about the case and Moran's role: "On June 15, 1974 a college student was found raped and strangled in her apartment in Saginaw. While many people were interviewed, no one was arrested and it became a “cold case.” In 1995 a man was arrested for the murder; the night the crime was committed was the first night of his honeymoon. Moran was an attorney on the case when it reached the appeal stage in the late 1990s. At the time, Moran was an attorney with the State Appellate Defender’s Office.

Moran was interviewed this past July by reporter Chris Hansen about the case, which is again before the courts because of an appeal by the defendant. Moran addresses many legal aspects of the case, including other possible suspects, the reliability of some of the witnesses, potential prosecutorial misconduct, and various medical aspects of the case.

David Moran has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and will appear before the Court again when their next term begins. He has been an assistant professor of law at the WSU Law School since 2000 and teaches a wide variety of criminal law and evidence classes." (From Wayne State Law School's Law School News) [Mark Godsey]

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