"Oral Nick Hillary"...New York: (DNA related issues anticipated); Bulletin; Another day, another twist in the Oral "Nick" Hillary trial.... "Defense attorneys were able to question Gregory Brown, the man who says someone other than Hillary was in the apartment of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips the day he died. Brown says St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputy John Jones was there that day. Hillary and Jones are both romantically linked to Phillips' mother."...Reporter Chris Dandrow: informnny.
"More twists and turns in the murder trial of Oral "Nick" Hillary; Defense
attorneys were able to question Gregory Brown, the man who says someone
other than Hillary was in the apartment of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips
the day he died. Brown says St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputy John Jones was there that day. Hillary and Jones are both romantically linked to Phillips' mother. The
defense says it won't call Brown to testify but is renewing its effort
to have the charges thrown against Hillary due to the prosecution
failing to disclose him as a witness. The defense wants the charges dropped and for Hillary not to have to go through another grand jury. Meanwhile, during testimony, Phillips' grandmother collapsed in the back of the courtroom. Hillary's sister, who isto be a nurse, actually helped care for the woman until medics arrived.Court is recessed until Monday, the defense says it may start presenting its case as early as Wednesday."
My interest in forensic pathology began with my Toronto Star investigative reporting into once famed since disgraced former doctor Charles Smith. I began this Blog after retiring from the Star in 2006 in order to follow the aftermath into the independent Goudge inquiry into many of Smith's cases. I have now begun to focus on cases involving flawed forensic science no matter where they occur (the recent Amanda Knox prosecution in Italy, for example) and am fascinated by the interest in the Blog from people in countries throughout the world. In another development, my interest in "junk science" "pseudo-experts" and the miscarriages of justice they all too often cause has drawn me deeply into the on-going U.S. death penalty debate where so many troubling cases involve issues relating to DNA and other developments in the world of forensic science. For all of this I rely on my experience as a reporter at the Toronto Star, my work as a lawyer in Ontario's criminal courts, and my abhorrence of injustice. Please send cases and developments which may be of interest to this Blog to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read on! Harold Levy.