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DNA Profiles: the Latest

An update on the progress of DNA testing in Willie Manning’s case has been issued. The statement refers to hair samples, which we understand to be fragments vacuumed from the floor of Tiffany Miller’s car,* and to other items that are … Continue reading

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DNA Testing: Update

A letter filed on Thursday by Rob Mink, one of Willie Manning’s attorneys, states that 18 hair fragments contained in exhibits from Willie’s Steckler-Miller case are to be tested. The testing is predicted to take about fourteen weeks. The letter reveals … Continue reading

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Delays in DNA Testing

As long ago as August 2016, it seems that Willie Manning and the State were “attempting to reach an agreement on how to proceed with developing a DNA profile from hairs that were used at Mr. Manning’s trial.” A new Mississippi Supreme … Continue reading

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Status Update

A Mississippi Supreme Court letter last month confirmed that Willie Manning’s lawyers were trying to proceed with DNA testing on hair from his remaining case. The December letter requests a status update: “The last status update in the above case, as … Continue reading

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False Testimony Amplified

The issue of forensic hair testimony in Willie’s remaining case was clarified last month by D.H. Kaye in three posts on his blog, Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law (see here, here and here). Kaye discussed the errors made by the … Continue reading

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Wrongly Convicted in Two Different Trials

On the same day that Willie Manning was exonerated in his 1993 case (April 20, 2015) the FBI published a report relevant to his 1992 case. The report confirms the gist of Flawed Forensics, last year’s Al Jazeera program featuring Willie, that … Continue reading

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FBI Hair Analysis: Favoring the Prosecution

‘Flawed Forensics’, episode 3 of the Al Jazeera America series, ‘The System’, is about what is termed ‘an FBI scandal of manipulated forensic evidence that may have led to thousands of wrongful convictions over the past three decades’. We hear from … Continue reading

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DNA and Fingerprint Testing: Permission to Proceed!

The Mississippi Supreme Court today filed an order permitting Willie Manning to pursue his request for DNA and fingerprint testing in the Oktibbeha circuit court (see the Mississippi Supreme Court order here). The decision of the judges was unanimous, reversing their … Continue reading

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