Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kerry Max Cook: DNA testing seen as unlikely: Police and prosecution work in the case is too "messed up." Roger Jones. Dallas Morning News.

STORY: "Kerry Max Cook - The kind of mess Watkins was talking about," by Editorial Writer Roger Jones, published in the Dallas Morning News on March , 2012.

GIST: "Cook wants to subject physical evidence to DNA tests to try to join the ranks of ex-cons who are officially exonerated by the courts.

I would not bet that would happen, since this case is about the most messed-up piece of police and prosecution work that anyone could imagine. Cook was sentenced to die twice, in three trials. He was awaiting trial No. 4 when Smith County got a plea out of him through brinksmanship over pending DNA tests.



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