It is often more like forensic “old wives tales.” ‘I’ll always have a scarlet letter’: Mom cleared after being wrongly convicted of stabbing her son, 10, to death due to bad science says she is still shunned and feels ‘separated from society’ 20 years on.
This “science” is known as “bloodstain-analysis.”
In 2002 she was convicted of first-degree murder, largely based on the testimony of two bloodstain-pattern analysts.
However, she was exonerated in 2006 and acquitted at a retrial thanks to the work of a legal team from the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago.
This was after a serial-killer confessed to the crime, and described it in terms that she had always used.
She can’t get a job, because her conviction still shows up in searches.
There were people convicted – and probably still in prison – base on “fire science” that was not in the least bit scientific. At least one was put to death. Because The Criminal Justice System, is often criminal, is not the least interested in Justice, and above all is a system, that rewards it players based on a win/lose percentage, that has nothing whatsoever to do with Justice.