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Was There Really a Bonfire on Halloween?

The state alleged that Steven Avery burned the victim’s body in a huge bonfire behind his trailer and burned her personal effects (cell phone, camera and palm pilot) in a burn barrel in the front area of the home the evening of 10/31/05.   While reviewing all of the initial statements made by Steven Avery…

Rogue prosecutor’s influence on hair expert’s testimony highlighted in ruling overturning conviction

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
The January 26 opinion overturning the conviction of Massachusetts inmate George D. Perrot, which you can read about here, was important in several respects. First and foremost, the opinion written by Hampden County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Kane was important because it could lead to the release of Perrot 30 years after…