Michael Peterson Freed Pending New Trial

Attn anyone out there who, like me, was mesmerized by the sublime true crime documentary The Staircase:

Michael Peterson Freed Pending New Trial.

Apparently the guy responsible for the damning "blood splatter" interpretations turned out to be a pro-prosecution charlatan who was canned for faking evidence-

After an independent review of the state crime lab last year found that blood evidence was misstated or falsely reported in about 200 criminal cases between 1987 and 2003, Peterson challenged his conviction. He argued that former State Bureau of Investigation analyst Duane Deaver misled jurors about blood evidence found in the Peterson home.
Deaver, whom the independent review linked to some of the most egregious cases of falsely reported evidence, was fired by the SBI in January.


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