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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Lisker Wrongful Conviction Case

Last year, the LA Times reported on a potential wrongful conviction in a 1985 murder.  Now, at a federal habeas corpus hearing, a police officer testfied that perhaps he left the bloody footprint which was critical evidence in the trial as he stomped around the crime scene.  A forensic expert called by the prosecutors at time of trial, and whose testimony was characterized by a California court as conclusive, testified that the court had mischaracterized his testimony--his analysis did not neecessarily show the defendant committed the crime.  Earlier, police submitted false statements in opposition to the defendant's parole.  [Jack Chin]

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