The Office of the Inspector General has released a report that slams the Justice Department and the FBI for not notifying prosecutors in 64 Death Row convictions that forensic evidence testimony may have been unreliable or erroneous. Three of those defendants were executed.
As a result, state authorities could not consider whether to stay sentences, and three men were put to death. One of those defendants, who was executed in Texas in 1997, would not have been eligible for the death penalty without the FBI’s flawed work, the report said.”
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