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Sunday, May 8, 2005

VA: Governor Orders Review of DNA Lab

After a critical review by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board, Virginia's governor has implemented policy changes in the state crime lab and ordered a review of 150 cases  by an incompetent examiner who headed the DNA section.  The review began in response to the Earl Washington case, a man who came within days of execution before being exonerated by DNA. Story here, report here, press release here. [Jack Chin]

May 8, 2005 in Exoneration Innocence Accuracy, News | Permalink | TrackBack (0)