Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jennifer Hollis: Mississippi; Acquitted woman sues forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne; Hattiesburg American.

STORY: "Acquitted woman  sues forensic pathologist," by reporter Jesse Bass, published by the Hattiesburg American on March 20, 2013.

GIST: "A woman acquitted of a murder charge in the 2002 Lamar County shooting death of her boyfriend has sued forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Jennifer Wardle Hollis filed her lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court. Hollis was acquitted of a murder charge in connection to the May 1, 2002, shooting death of James Neal May, who was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in a small bedroom of his trailer on West Fourth Street, according to previous reports. She was indicted in 2007 and stood trial on the murder charge in 2010. “Plaintiff Jennifer Wardle Hollis was falsely accused, indicted and tried of the murder of James Neal May,” her lawsuit states. “Mrs. Hollis’ ordeal was the result of wrongful actions of Dr. Steven Hayne, a pathologist, who submitted information he knew or should have known was incorrect or recklessly disregarded the veracity of such evidence against Mrs. Hollis that led to her wrongful prosecution and trial.” The lawsuit claims May shot himself, and both the Lamar County Coroner’s Office and sheriff’s investigators ruled the death a suicide, presenting the case to a grand jury twice without indictment. The man’s body was exhumed so Hayne could conduct an autopsy that resulted in the determination that the death was not a suicide, the complaint states. Hollis argues Hayne’s report caused her to be prosecuted."

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