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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Arson science on trial in Indiana courtroom: Evidence challenged in 1995 conviction"

This morning at 11:00 am the Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in the case of Kristine M. Bunch vs. State of Indiana. See this week's ILB oral argument calendar and summary here.

For background, see this long ILB entry from Oct. 25, 2009, with links to a number of reports, most still available.

Here is a brief story this morning by Charles Wilson of the AP. A quote:

A Decatur County jury convicted Bunch of murder and arson in 1996. She was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Bunch poured kerosene or some other fuel in her son's bedroom and the living room of their mobile home and lit it on fire. Lawyers working with Northwestern University School of Law's Center on Wrongful Convictions say science discovered since the 1990s shows that fuel couldn't have been used, and other possible causes were ignored.

Watch the oral argument here at 11:00 am this morning.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 13, 2011 08:51 AM
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