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New evidence casts doubt on convicted killer's guilt

Scott Glover and Matt Lait of the Los Angeles Times use scores of documents shedding doubt on the guilt of a man convicted of killing his mother over 20 years ago. Among the evidence discovered was a bloody footprint found at the scene that didn't match the convicted killer's shoes and a mysterious phone call made from the crime scene. The footprint was attributed to Bruce Lisker at trial. But a recent analysis by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded "that the footprint did not match Lisker's shoes, suggesting there was another suspect in the house at the time of the killing." When the reporters contacted eight of the 12 jurors, "five said the new information about the case would have prompted them to acquit Lisker." The former prosecutor in the case, after being shown the findings by the Times, said, "The bottom line is I now have reasonable doubt." The story includes PDFs of 14 documents ranging from a rap sheet of a jailhouse snitch to an inventory record listing the contents of the victim's purse, which includes the $120 that was alleged to have been a motive in the murder.

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