Steven Hayne conducted the autopsy on Chloe Britt that would later be used to wrongfully convict Jeffrey Havard In Mississippi. In August 2008, Mississippi finally barred Hayne from doing any more autopsies in the state. According to The Agitator, the Mississippi legislature passed a bill specifically aimed at keeping him from ever being used by prosecutors in the state again. The
Be sure to read the whole page, an innocent man sits on death row because of this incompetence!
I was 10 years old the first time it happened.
She was found dead at a campsite in Eastern Washington.
I remember exactly where I was standing, what the weather was like, who was talking to me. I wasn't sure how to respond. It was not surprising that the suspect was a family member in this case, but I was shocked at the brutal way in which she'd died.
Some local leaders are looking for more transparency to help minimize public distrust regarding officer-involved incidents. The latest effort is being spearheaded by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, who is shepherding a bill that would allow medical examiners and coroners to comment about the cause and manner of death in cases involving law enforcement.
Editorial: Autopsy bill would be a fix, but we can do more – Spokesman.com – March 17, 2013.
Ray's story updated and posted by Jim Campbell at We The People blog.