Man Convicted on Faulty FBI Bullet-Lead Evidence Heading Back to Court

Today’s Washington Post has an update on the FBI Bullet-Lead debacle. Lee Wayne Hunt , a North Carolina man who has maintained his innocence since being convicted of murder in 1986, is appealing his case to the North Carolina Supreme Court.

This is not Mr. Hunt’s first appeal, but this time he is doing so with the help of information obtained by the National Whistleblower Center’s Forensic Justice Project. The FJP’s lawsuits against the FBI produced a wealth of documents detailing how thousands of cases, including Mr. Hunt’s, were prosecuted on the basis of a faulty forensic science known as bullet-lead analysis.

Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, a former FBI Special Agent and forensic expert, is the Executive Director of the FJP.


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