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Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing – The Spokesman

SALEM – Jesse Johnson was accused in 1998 of fatally stabbing a nurse’s aide in her apartment. He repeatedly said he was innocent, his DNA wasn’t on any of the tested murder evidence, and he refused a plea deal. Johnson was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death.

Nearly two decades after Harriet Thompson, 28, was killed in Salem, a judge is considering a request from the Oregon Innocence Project to allow DNA testing of crime-scene evidence in the case.

The tests, using techniques that had not been developed when Johnson went on trial in 2004, could lead to the real killer and exonerate Johnson, his lawyers say.

“This case cries out for finding out what’s in those other items,” Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, told the judge. “The person who was convicted is excluded from so many pieces of evidence in the crime. There

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/oct/17/oregon-murder-case-shows-obstacles-to-dna-testing/

PGPD charges suspect with attempted murder in off-campus shooting

An initial investigation shows two suspects and one of the victims getting into an argument during a drug transaction, which led to the shooting, according to the news release. The second victim was injured during the incident, and one of the victims was also robbed, according to police. 

Read more at: http://www.dbknews.com/2017/10/17/shooting-umd-arrest-drug-deal-prince-georges/

He spent 21 years locked up for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Soon, he’ll be free

Domingo Bustos Anaya on Monday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for a murder he says he did not commit. He’s spent the past 21 years in prison for that crime, but another man has come forward and claimed responsibility for the shooting that killed Luz Ortiz in Stanislaus County.

Anaya, 43, agreed to a compromise with prosecutors so he could be set free and return to Mexico. Paige Kaneb, Anaya’s attorney, said it’s not the kind of justice her client deserves, but the plea deal was the only guarantee Anaya wouldn’t spend the rest of his life behind bars.

“It maybe isn’t perfect justice, but he’s more familiar than most of us with the fact that life is not perfect,” said Kaneb of the Northern California Innocence Project, which sought a new trial for Anaya.

Deputy District Attorney John R. Mayne, who worked closely with Anaya’s attorneys on the deal, said the

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article179224701.html

He spent 21 years locked up for a murder he says he didn’t commit …

Domingo Bustos Anaya on Monday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for a murder he says he did not commit. He’s spent the past 21 years in prison for that crime, but another man has come forward and claimed responsibility for the shooting that killed Luz Ortiz in Stanislaus County.

Anaya, 43, agreed to a compromise with prosecutors so he could be set free and return to Mexico. Paige Kaneb, Anaya’s attorney, said it’s not the kind of justice her client deserves, but the plea deal was the only guarantee Anaya wouldn’t spend the rest of his life behind bars.

“It maybe isn’t perfect justice, but he’s more familiar than most of us with the fact that life is not perfect,” said Kaneb of the Northern California Innocence Project, which sought a new trial for Anaya.

Deputy District Attorney John R. Mayne, who worked closely with Anaya’s attorneys on the deal, said the

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article179224701.html

Innocence Project tests lost evidence for DNA in 1990 murder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Fifteen years after the state convicted a Mitchell man for a 1990 shotgun murder along Interstate 90, assistant attorney general Bob Mayer received an order from the court.

Enough time had passed, and it was time to destroy evidence leftover from Stacy Larson’s trial, including shotgun shells, tennis shoes, photographs and fingerprints, the Argus Leader reported .

It didn’t sit well with Mayer.

“I respect the courts,” Mayer said, “but it didn’t seem like it was a good idea.”

Instead, he stashed the boxes away in the attorney general’s office, then forgot about them until more than a decade later.

Mayer’s decision to disregard a court order in July 2005 offers a potential lifeline to Larson, who maintains his innocence more than 25 years after his conviction.

The evidence, long

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/innocence-project-tests-lost-evidence-for-dna-in-1990-murder/

2nd Suitland Popeyes double murder suspect arrested, Prince George’s County police announce

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Robert Suesbury, 28, was arrested in September of 2017 in connection with a double homicide at the Popeyes in the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland on July 9, 2017.
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Robert Suesbury, 28, was arrested in September of 2017 in connection with a double homicide at the Popeyes in the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland on July 9, 2017.

1 arrest in double homicide near Suitland Popeyes

  • Video shows double homicide suspects

  • Two shot, killed near Popeyes in Suitland

  • – A second suspect wanted in the murders of two men outside a Popeyes restaurant in Suitland, Maryland back in July has been taken into

    Read more at: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/2nd-suitland-popeyes-double-homicide-suspect-arrested-prince-georges-county-police-announce

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    Fifteen years after the state convicted a Mitchell man for a 1990 shotgun murder along Interstate 90, assistant attorney general Bob Mayer received an order from the court.
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    Fifteen years after the state convicted a Mitchell man for a 1990 shotgun murder along Interstate 90, assistant attorney general Bob Mayer received an order from the court.

    Enough time had passed, and it was time to destroy evidence leftover from Stacy Larson’s trial, including shotgun shells, tennis shoes, photographs

    Read more at: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/22/innocence-project-testing-lost-evidence-dna-1990-shotgun-murder/689383001/

    Baltimore man released after spending 13 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit

    Posted: Sep 20 2017 08:20PM EDT

    Video Posted: Sep 20 2017 10:39PM EDT

    Updated: Sep 20 2017 11:25PM EDT

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    Baltimore man released after spending 13 years in prison for murder …

    Posted: Sep 20 2017 08:20PM EDT

    Video Posted: Sep 20 2017 10:39PM EDT

    Updated: Sep 20 2017 11:25PM EDT

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