Archives for December 2009

Discredited forensics may upend rulings

Discredited forensics may upend rulings. In 1998, Panhandle high school teacher Jimmy Ates was convicted of murder for shooting his wife seven times in the couple’s Okaloosa County home. There were conflicting witness accounts and a time line with wiggle room. But the testimony of an FBI expert was indisputable: The bullets that murdered Norma Jean […]