CRIME
07/18/2013 01:21 am ET

U.S. Reviewing 27 Death Penalty Convictions For FBI Forensic Testimony Errors

Washington Post

An unprecedented federal review of old criminal cases has uncovered as many as 27 death penalty convictions in which FBI forensic experts may have mistakenly linked defendants to crimes with exaggerated scientific testimony, U.S. officials said.

The review led to an 11th-hour stay of execution in Mississippi in May.

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