Criminal Cases

In Texas, A New Law Lets Defendants Fight Bad Science

March 24th, 2014

(THE ATLANTIC) - Scientific evidence can be the most convincing element of a criminal trial. But sometimes it’s wrong—and for the first time, a state’s justice system has recognized that and adjusted accordingly. (more…)

  • Book Review: Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime

    (THE LANCET) – Drugs kill.  After heart disease and cancer, drugs are the third leading cause of deaths in Europe and the USA, states Peter Gøtzsche in Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare.  He estimates that in the USA, (more…)

  • Teen’s Care Spurs Wider Fight

    (WSJ)When Lou and Linda Pelletier sent their 15-year-old daughter, Justina, to Boston Children’s Hospital in February 2013, they thought it was a worrisome but temporary stay for a severe bout of the flu. But within days, the Connecticut couple had lost custody of their teenager to the state of Massachusetts over allegations of medical child abuse. (more…)

  • Fear Trumps Science in HIV Case

    (ATLANTA) – The HIV trial of Craig Lamar Davis in Clayton Country is over and the verdict is in: guilty on both counts of aggravated assault. Davis faces up to 20 years in prison for knowingly exposing a woman to HIV, a felony in Georgia, and his sentencing is scheduled for February 21.  The trial lasted a week and included 60 exhibits (more…)

  • Atlanta Trial Update: OMSJ Experts Blast HIV Tests

    The trial of Craig Lamar Davis, 43, in Clayton County, Georgia, concluded testimony and closing arguments on Friday, January 17. The jury will continue their deliberations on (more…)

  • HIV Tests On Trial In Atlanta

    ATLANTA- On January 13, 2014, the trial of Craig Lamar Davis begins in Clayton County, Georgia, and the stakes are high. If convicted of aggravated assault for not disclosing his alleged HIV-positive status to a sex partner, he could spend up to 10 years in prison. Accused in 2012 of engaging in unprotected sex with two di (more…)

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