System Failure

Number 27118
Subject Wrongful Convictions
Source KMSP-TV (Minneapolis)
State Minnesota
Year 2011
Publication Date Feb. 21, 2011 & October 30, 2011
Summary An innocent man spends 6 years in prison for the murder of his infant daughter. It was never a crime to begin with. The forensic science used to convict him was flawed. It’s another example of the shoddy work of a Minnesota medical examiner we have investigated and reported on since early 2010. We continued our coverage this year with 2 more stories. One features an in-depth look at the case of the man wrongfully convicted of killing his child who was set free after a review of the evidence. The other examines the mysterious death of an Army National guardsman and the lack of a thorough investigation by the medical examiner to find the true cause of the soldier’s death.
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Keywords wrongful convictions, medical examiner
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