Virginia Governor Grants Pardon Citing Flawed Forensics

Governor Terry McAuliffe pardoned Davey Reedy last week. Reedy was convicted for the 1987 arson of his home that resulted in the death of his two children. Reedy was released from prison in 2009.

Since his conviction, defense attorneys were able to show that there was no evidence that there was gasoline on Reedy’s shirt, as asserted at trial. Likewise, evidence 0f burn patterns that were said to be consistent with arson has since been debunked as junk science.

Read the whole story in the Washington Post, here.

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