Tuesday, November 17, 2009

High court to hear scent evidence appeal

The Court of Criminal Appeals will hear a case from San Jacinto County calling into question the validity of dog scent lineups. Richard Winfrey was convicted of murder after being identified in one of Keith Pikett's dog scent lineups. The CCA previously affirmed that Deputy Pikett was an expert. Now they can correct th...at mistake by determining that scent lineups are unreliable and should not be used in a courtroom.

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Source (Innocence Project of Texas)

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