Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bulletin: Ivan Henk; Nebraska; Pled guilty to killing his son. Hearing granted because ex-CSI Chief planted blood evidence in another murder case;

STORY: "Ivan Henk granted hearing," published on WOWT Channel 6, on July 19, 2012.

GIST: "A Nebraska father who admitted to killing his son and even told investigators where they would find evidence, has been granted a new hearing. Ivan Henk is challenging the evidence that was found. His 4-year-old son Brendan Gonzalez disappeared from his Plattsmouth home on January 6, 2003. His body has never been found. In April 2003, Henk appeared in court on an unrelated matter. He suddenly disrupted the courtroom and admitted to killing his son. Henk then told investigators that he left Brendan’s body in a dumpster in Bellevue. That is where investigator David Kofoed found blood evidence. Henk eventually cut a deal and pleaded guilty in February 2005, eliminating the possibility of the death penalty. However, after the Gonzalez case unfolded, Kofoed was found to have planted blood evidence in another murder case. That was the basis for Henk’s demand for a new evidentiary hearing."

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