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Steven Hayne

Added Heat In Mississippi's Long-Simmering Forensics Scandal

Radley Balko | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

In January, I wrote a long feature on the Belzoni, Mississippi murder of Kathy Mabry, and how the 15-year-old crime casts light on the 20-year forensi...

Court Reverses Murder Conviction Tainted By Controversial Medical Examiner

Radley Balko | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The Mississippi Supreme Court has thrown out the testimony of the prolific and controversial medical examiner Steven Hayne and ordered a new trial for...

Radley Balko

Timeline Of The Steven Hayne-Michael West Era In Mississippi | Radley Balko | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Steven Hayne and Michael West have been serving as expert witnesses in the courtrooms of Mississippi (and to a lesser degree, Louisiana) for more than...

Radley Balko

Solving Kathy Mabry's Murder | Radley Balko | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

BELZONI, Miss. -- J.D. "Bubba" Roseman, the first black sheriff of Humphreys County, is a convivial man. In his office and in casual conversations on ...

The New York Times Looks At Steven Hayne

Radley Balko | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

I've been reporting on the unfolding criminal justice disaster in Mississippi involving Steven Hayne and Michael West for several years now, including...

Jeffrey Havard

Radley Balko | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

Over at the main HuffPost blog, I have a new investigative piece up about the Jeffrey Havard case. Regular readers will recognize the name, and that ...

Mississippi Man Convicted With Dubious Testimony Moves Closer To Execution

Radley Balko | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

It shouldn't be up for debate that the experts who are allowed to testify in Shaken Baby Syndrome cases must be qualified, accredited and meet a minimum set of standards with respect to their practices, methods and professionalism.

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Forensics Fraud: Video Shows 'Bite Mark Expert' Fabricating Evidence | Radley Balko | Posted 11.01.2011 | Crime

On Aug. 9, The Huffington Post reported on the case of Leigh Stubbs, a Mississippi woman serving a 44-year sentence for assault and drug charges. Stub...