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Huffington Post report portrays Miss. homicide forensics as deeply flawed

The way forensics are handled in the courtroom has become a persistent problem across the country, not just in Mississippi.

The one difference in Mississippi has been the obstinacy of state officials to acknowledge the problem, the Huffington Post reports in a lengthy investigative article centered on the investigative and forensics shortcomings involved in the investigation of the 1997 Belzoni slaying of Kathy Mabry.

Whereas other states have addressed forensic scandals with task forces and commissions charged with determining the extent of the problems and, as much as it’s possible, undoing some of the damage, the response thus far in Mississippi has largely been to pretend the problem doesn’t exist, the news web site charges.

Read the story.



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