Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bulletin: Victor Caminata; Michigan; Arson "science" case: Exonerated after more than 5 years in prison thanks to efforts of Michigan Innocence Clinic. (Released in July 2013); State's investigators failed to examine the interior of the chimney.

The entire release can be found at:

 See Michigan Radio (NPR) story by reporter Mark Brush (July 3, 2013)  published under the heading "Michigan man convicted on 'junk science' is now free:"Many arson convictions around the country have been based on bad science. To learn more about how this bad science made its way into courtrooms you can check out Frontline's excellent series - "Death by Fire."

 Dear Reader. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog. We are following this case.

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