Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Darryl Howard; North Carolina; Day One: Hearing opens with new prosecutorial misconduct allegations and the defense questions Durham police investigation that led to Darryl Howard convictions, The News and Observer reports. (Reporter Anne Blythe)...".Charlotte attorney Jim Cooney, a member of Howard’s defense team, said during his opening Monday that the DNA of two men was found inside the victims. “We know we have DNA from more than one person in this crime, and we know that none of that DNA is Mr. Howard’s,” Cooney said. “The DNA validates the confidential informant’s tip that there were perpetrators – multiple people – not just one, which was the state’s theory at trial.” What prosecutors argued at trial is expected to be a subject of questioning on Tuesday or Wednesday. Former District Attorney Mike Nifong, who was disbarred in 2007 for his misconduct in the Duke lacrosse case, is expected to be called to the stand to speak to that. Nifong was the prosecutor on the case, and he argued at trial that investigators never thought the case was a sexual assault. However, a confidential informant’s tip, which was never turned over to the defense team at the ’95 trial, suggested otherwise." | News & Observer

STORY:  "Defense questions Durham police investigation that led to Darryl Howard convictions," by reporter Anne Blythe, published by the News and Observer on August 29, 2016.

SUB-HEADING: "Darryl Howard;  hearing opens with new prosecutorial misconduct allegations."

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article98720337.html#storylink=cpy

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