In recent years, a popular understanding has arisen that DNA is an infallible form of evidence; whether one is speaking of a crime scene or a paternity test, whether on the news or in a crime drama, “The genes don’t lie.” But now a new study has found that DNA can be as open to falsification as any other form of evidence.
A judge on Texas’ highest criminal court is facing a special hearing before the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct after allegedly refusing to accept a last-minute appeal from a man on death row in September of 2007. If found guilty, she could be removed from her position.
It was almost 34 years ago — September 5, 1975 — that Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme approached President Gerald Ford through a crowd and pulled out a gun. Secret Service agents grabbed the gun and wrestled her to the ground in time. The gun was later found to have a clip of ammunition but no bullet in the chamber.