Many of the tens of thousands of criminal cases affected by Annie Dookhan’s bogus testing are still in limbo.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Nicholas Gordon, the lawyer of former convicted chemist Annie Dookhan, spoke with WBUR’s Deborah Becker.
BOSTON — More than 330 prison inmates have been released from custody and at least 1,1000 cases have been dismissed or not prosecuted because of tainted evidence and other fallout from the facility’s closure.
BOSTON — The ruling comes as one of the recently released drug lab defendants is charged with murder in Brockton.
BOSTON — Both prosecutors and defense attorneys are asking the high court to provide clarity on the process of reviewing criminal convictions jeopardized by the state drug lab crisis.
BOSTON — In hundreds of photos from investigators, drug samples are shown stored all over the Hinton lab: in drawers, cabinets, even in manila folders inside file cabinets.
BOSTON — The cases could affect thousands of drug convictions challenged because of a scandal at a drug-testing lab.
BOSTON — The ACLU’s legal director says too many people are in jail awaiting motions for new trials amid the scandal.
BOSTON — The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to review a case that challenges the way the state is handling criminal cases related to the drug lab crisis.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Officials say the backlog of drug evidence testing caused by a shutdown of two state labs will take more than two years to erase.