Case Overturned Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences In ShamblesRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 22 2014 8:29 AM
This is a conviction case for murder where the case was reversed because of a report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.
Once a premier agency in this state, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is in SHAMBLES. Folks, I mean it is in SHAMBLES.
And the Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who is in charge of the appointment of the Director of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, well the proof is in the actions. Strange, because of Bob Riley, is more interested in electronic bingo then he is in fixing forensic.
WORD TO THE WISE: Do not believe ANY reports that come from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. If on a jury, totally discount their testimony.
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is a joke in this state.
Until weeks ago I was Deputy Coroner of Henry County. I resigned. But I worked a death that in my opinion should have gone to the medical examiner. However, with budget cuts, it was best not to.
That is awful.
The problem in this state is not money. It is the dumb--- who are in charge in this state. And we, the voters bear the greatest responsibility. We could slam our foot down and demand better. But we continue to elect stupid people to office.
You can change things.
NOTE: In Houston County, more than 900 cases are pending reports from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences before they can go to Grand Jury.
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And while he is no means free, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on July 18 reversed his December conviction for killing 64-year-old Alma Dixon.
During the trial, prosecutors painted a tapestry of drug addiction and manipulation which, they said, ended with Dixon lifeless on her apartment couch, dead of a crushed skull on New Year's Day 2013. She was known by many simply as "Mama."