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Chemist's Screw-up Nets Rape Conviction for Innocent Man
posted by Scott on Tuesday May 08, @10:57PM
from the false-accusations dept.
False Accusations Spartacus and an Anonymous User sent in this NY Times article (free registration required) about a false accusation of rape. Anon User writes "This story is about an Oklahoma man who has been freed after spending 15 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. According to the story, a police chemist's testimony led to the man's conviction. An investigation into all the chemist's findings since her hiring has been initiated. That's the good news. The bad news is that her conclusions have resulted in at least 11 executions of men over the years. In the words of the now-liberated Oklahoma man: "The citizens of Oklahoma County have been duped. The juries have been lied to for the last 20 years. There are going to be a lot more victims.""

Source: The New York Times [newspaper]

Title: Flaws in Chemist's Findings Free Man at Center of Inquiry

Author: Jim Yardley

Date: May 8, 2001

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Another Link. (Score:1)
by Scott (scott@mensactivism.org) on Wednesday May 09, @08:16AM EST (#1)
(User #3 Info) http://www.vortxweb.net/gorgias/mens_issues/index.html
Andrew sent in a link to the story at the Daily Oklahoman, which doesn't require registration to read. Here's the link:

http ://www.oklahoman.com/cgi-bin/show_article?ID=681477&pic=none&TP=getarticle

And thanks, Andrew!

Re:Another Link. (Score:0)
by Anonymous User on Wednesday May 09, @03:14PM EST (#2)
For the record, the Oklahoman also has better coverage than the NY Times article. Click on "more coverage" and you'll find links to several sidebars detailing the ongoing push for an investigation (both by government and privately), and details about how Pierce refused to submit to sex offender rehabilitation and was denied parole because he continued to refuse to admit his guilt. What's really great is to see how the community and even law enforcement are getting behind this man.
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