I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Radley Balko on Mississippi injustice, Stephen Hayne and West

Radley Balko has published on Huffington a huge project on Mississippi’s infamous pathologist Stephen Hayne and his erstwhile sidekick, dentist Michael West.

This timeline, outlining case after case (including some of Hayne’s civil testimony) is devastating and damning. ┬áThe timeline is a side bar to this account of the solving of the murder of […]

The Mississippi Supreme Court has a strange coda to its cases about Dr. Hayne

Folks will recall Dr. Hayne, the erstwhile pathologist who, among other things, testified in Tyler Edmonds case that he could tell from a bullet path how many hands were holding the gun used in a murder.

The sordid tale of Dr. Hayne’s autopsies in state criminal cases has been told more than once and […]

Mississippi poised to hire its first Medical Examiner in 15 years

The Daily Journal has a an AP story by Sheila Byrd:

Mississippi is expected to hire its first medical examiner in 15 years by Nov. 1, and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson said he’s hopeful at least two other associate pathologists will soon be on board to help handle the state’s autopsy […]