Find links below to some of my legal and political reporting in The Free Press, The Maine Monitor, The Republican Journal, The Camden Herald and The Courier Gazette.
Lawyer seeks answers in crime lab contaminations – DNA testing carries an aura of perfection, but numerous factors in how the testing is carried out can skew the apparently unassailable results. A Maine criminal defense attorney believes a history of documented contamination at the State Police Crime Lab along with a lack of independent oversight, and a working relationship with prosecutors may be skewing the findings in favor of the state, at the expense of innocent convicts. Contributing reporter Jordan Andrews details the attorney’s quest for internal documents that could shed light on the question.
Evidence of Innocence? As a judge considers his fourth appeal and a resurrected bill challenges time limits on presenting new evidence, convicted murderer Foster Bates has renewed hope for a retrial.
*Articles in bold received a Maine Press Association award