Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bulletin: Christopher Edwards: Nebraska; His appeal focuses on impact of alleged fake evidence. World-Herald.

STORY: "Edwards appeal focuses on impact of alleged fake evidence," by reporter John Ferak, published on May 3, 2012, by the World-Herald.

GIST: "An assistant Nebraska attorney general argued in court Wednesday that it’s immaterial whether David Kofoed planted blood evidence in a 2006 murder case, saying the evidence in question had no bearing on Christopher Edwards’ guilt. Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Klein told the Nebraska Supreme Court that the blood evidence indicating O’Grady met with foul play inside Edwards’ bedroom is not being challenged. The blood that Edwards’ defense attorney alleges Kofoed planted was used during Edwards’ trial to show that he disposed of Jessica O’Grady’s body, Klein argued. The comments came during oral arguments in an appeal Edwards filed over whether the former Douglas County crime lab manager planted blood evidence against him and, if so, whether that violated Edwards’ right to a fair trial.........The court took the attorneys’ arguments under advisement Wednesday and will issue its ruling later. Meanwhile, the court is still reviewing Kofoed’s appeal of his 2010 felony conviction in the Murdock case after hearing oral arguments last September. Kofoed is now in a work release program. His mandatory sentence will end in June."



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