Huffington Post: Despite Evidence From Discredited Medical Examiner, Mississippi’s Jeffrey Havard Nears Execution

The Huffington Post’s Radley Balko reports on the status of Jeffrey Havard, a Parchman Penitentiary inmate who has been on death row since 2002 for the murder of a six-month old girl. ┬áThe Mississippi Innocence Project’s work is discussed in relation to their investigation of Dr. Steven Hayne, the Mississippi medical examiner who performed the autopsy on the infant.

The Mississippi Innocence Project is a clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law which seeks to identify and address systemic problems in the criminal justice system and to develop initiatives designed to raise public and political awareness of the prevalence, causes and societal costs of wrongful convictions.

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