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Leigh Stubbs and Tami Vance to be released in innocence case

Remember Leigh Stubbs and the “lesbian bite mark case”— that case where Michael West testified as an expert on both video enhancement and bite marks (he testified he could tell those bite marks were the bite marks of lesbians.  Seriously).

Radley Balko reports that the Mississippi Innocence Project is on the verge of obtaining […]

What exactly is being investigated about Michael West?

Tonight, at the Overby Center showing of “Mississippi Innocence,” Radley Balko noted that he’d seen reports that Jim Hood had stated he was “investigating” cases involving Michael West, but never had answers about what that investigation might be.

West is the bogus expert whose testimony was critical in the convictions featured in the film “Mississippi Innocence.” […]

Radley Balko once again has Dr. West fabricating and altering evidence

Folks may recall reports of Michael West using a dental cast to create new bite marks on a corpse.

Well, in the Leigh Stubbs case, he apparently did it again.

I have posted a couple of times about Leigh Stubbs– Michael West (Jack of All Trades) and the Case of the Lesbian Bite […]

Michael West (jack of all trades) and the Case of the Lesbian Bite Marks

Folks may recall Michael West, the dentist who could look at a bug bite and declare under oath it was caused by human teeth, even identifying the person whose teeth produced the bug bite.  His testimony (often paired with testimony from Dr. Steven Hayne) played a part of putting a number people in Parchman, […]