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The Revolting Door
The AFS Texas Documentary Tour: 'The Trials of Darryl Hunt'
"...back to prison. Ten years after his first conviction, DNA testing – newly recognized as reliable and admissible courtroom..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

New Forensics, New Laws
"...if state lawmakers approve legislation establishing procedures for post-conviction DNA testing of inmates serving time for sexual assault and..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dawson: Birth of a Neighborhood
Lightsey Road, Between Congress and First
"...households within its boundaries, the year-old Dawson Neighborhood Association (DNA) could be the subject of a lot of differ-..."

July 14, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
Plaintiffs cite longstanding malpractice by Austin, Travis County
"...a similar line of questioning: After escaping from her kidnapper and rapist in 2008, she went to the police,..."

June 19, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Knew About Moldy Rape Kits Back in April
Moldy rape kits a problem for prosecution, defense, survivors
"...local lab APD contracted to analyze incoming and backlogged DNA evidence after the lab's June 2016 shuttering – first..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Judges: Move the Lab out of APD!
Court judiciary pens memo to Council, county commissioners
"...of law enforcement; the damaged integrity of the APD DNA lab, compromised such that “future use is deemed unreliable”;..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Questions of Competence
Hatten ends appeals; advocates push to amend state DNA testing law
"...DNA Test Before Testing..."

Oct. 9, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Judge Recommends Rejecting Rodney Reed Appeal
Magistrate judge contends that DNA proves Reed's guilt
"...1998 for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, after DNA found on vaginal swabs taken from Stites were an..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record
"...three that were brought to us, and we did DNA testing, and two proved to be wrongful identifications and..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

The Science of Injustice
Capital murder case highlights Texas courts' resistance to physical evidence
"...charged with capital murder. The state charged that Swear­in­gen kidnapped her from the college, raped her, and tied a..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Questions Raised in Owens Shooting
DNA tests and an eyewitness account seem to not match the official story
"...and they point as well to a Jan. 6 DNA lab report from the Texas Department of Public Safety..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rape Kit Backlog Cleared: Now What?
Advocates still uncertain of what’s being done with the results
"...In an email statement Wednesday, APD asserts that "DNA testing" is complete and that incoming kits are outsourced..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Beside Manner: Facing Grief
Using literature to move past tragedy
"...next one on my list (The Dark Lady of DNA). But there's no benefit in that. So take this..."

June 21, 2016 Arts Post by Annamarya Scaccia

Williams Receives Last-Minute Stay of Execution
Tyler native originally set to die Thursday evening
"...James Volberding note, “explained that these errors affected the DNA testing in Texas back to 1999.”..."

July 16, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Science Goes to Court
Death row case sets new state law against prosecutorial resistance
"..."This issue is not black-or-white, like, for example, a DNA issue where the science may conclusively show that the..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Madness and Forensics
Two capital cases raise psychological and evidentiary issues
"...ever to be executed in the state. The Swearingen DNA..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Morton Prosecutor Wrote the Book on Crime
Judge Ken Anderson as a prosecutor leapt to judgment on Morton
"...Michael Morton, who was recently released from prison after DNA testing demonstrated that he was not responsible for murdering..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminally Innocent
How can you be exonerated of a crime that never happened?
"...sexual offenses they never committed with the help of DNA evidence, the Arena brothers faced no biological evidence to..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

U.S. Supremes Give Skinner a Reprieve
Death row inmate awaits decision on DNA
"...Skinner's case is whether he will have access to DNA testing for multiple items of physical evidence obtained from..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Lowdown
Hightower on clean elections, corporate genetic research, and living wage legislation
"...An Australian newspaper, the Adelaide Advertiser, reports that the DNA of Tongans and other people of Polynesia are especially..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

Who’s Testing APD’s Backlog of Evidence?
“Everything is on hold”
"...Austin Police have accumulated more than 4,000 untested DNA cases since the June shutdown of the department's forensics..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Who Killed Vicki Nisbett? And Is She Even Dead?
No verifiable crime scene, no murder weapon, no motive, and no body
"...when news broke that he vigorously fought against the DNA retesting that eventually exonerated Michael Morton of his wife..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Lehmberg Answers Springsteen Suit
D.A. argues innocence can not be declared in civil court
"...Each conviction was overturned, but it wasn't until after DNA from two unknown men was found on vaginal swabs..."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch
Two death row cases go before courts
"...inmate Larry Swearingen from being allowed to test for DNA several pieces of physical evidence that to date have..."

Dec. 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Alleged Morton Killer Indicted for Unsolved Austin Murder
Norwood charged with 1988 murder of Debra Baker
"...behind bars convicted of murdering his wife Christine, until DNA testing performed last year – despite years of objections..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Williamson County Injustice
Morton attorneys call for court of inquiry
"...Morton was cleared after DNA testing on a bloody blue bandana, found not far..."

Dec. 21, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

New Evidence Points to Trouble for WilCo D.A.
After 25 years in prison, Michael Morton sees a glimmer of hope
"...The results of new DNA testing in an old murder case confirm that Michael..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice Reform Bills Pass
Bills passed last week head to Guv
"...122 by Sen. Rodney Ellis, expanding access to post-conviction DNA testing, and House Bill 215, an effort to improve..."

May 26, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Macy's to close its Highland store and Holly lawsuit dismissed
"...court] after a contract is signed." – Amy Smith DNA Prevails Again..."

Jan. 7, 2011 News Feature

Tightening the Noose on Defendants
Court rulings whittle away Sixth Amendment
"...Newton, who was sentenced to die for the 1999 kidnapping and murder of 20-year-old Jesus Mon­toya in Dallas in..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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