Monday, May 5, 2014

Bulletin: David Kofoed; Nebraska; The former crime scene investigator has been ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million to two men for planting a trace of blood evidence in their car. KETV.

STORY: "Former investigator ordered to pay nearly $6.5M for planting evidence," published by KETV on April 01, 2014.

GIST: "Former Douglas County crime scene investigator David Kofoed is ordered to pay $6.49 million to two men wrongly jailed for the 2006 murders of a Cass County, Neb., couple. U.S. District Judge Joseph Batallion issued the orders Monday.  Matthew Livers and Nicholas Sampson were both arrested for the murders of Wayne and Sharmon Stock of Murdock, Neb. Kofoed's investigation found a trace of blood evidence in a car used by the two men. Kofoed later was convicted of planting that evidence.........Batallion wrote, "Sampson suffered a grave injustice -- being charged with and incarcerated for a crime based on phony evidence. He has shown he will suffer the after-effects of this injustice for the rest of his life." In the Livers case, Batallion wrote, "The Plaintiff, a developmentally disabled individual who had never been charged with a crime, was incarcerated for six months and faced the prospect of either a life sentence or the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. .........Kofoed did not respond to any motions made in the case, and he has said in the past he has no means of paying any order. Kofoed has left Nebraska and now lives in North Carolina."

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