Ky. Supreme Court grants new trial to Shane Ragland in Fayette murder case.

The FBI crime lab ballistic expert was convicted of perjury regarding her testimony. It was determined that she had falsely testified that she could identify the “batch” from which the murder bullet came, and linked it to Raglands gun. The court cited Daubert and said:

“We conclude that the admission of the CBLA test results and the expert’s opinions about those results require reversal for a new trial .”

See full text at: 2002-SC-000388-MR.pdf

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