Bode Technology would like to volunteer its forensic expertise to assist with Innocence Project cases. Bode has extensive experience working on post-conviction cases and has been involved in the exoneration of numerous individuals. A select group of our most experienced DNA analysts can assist with case reviews and provide recommendations for DNA testing (if applicable). Bode has been providing pro bono assistance to numerous innocence project groups since early 2010, including the Mid-Atlantic and Wisconsin Innocence Projects, and we would like to extend the offer to your group. *Bode’s Webinars are intended for Bode customers and invited guests.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2pm EST
Please contact Bode at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone Toll free at 866-Bode-4-ID (263-3443) for further details.
*Bode reserves the right to limit the amount of pro bono assistance for any particular case.
Cases that Bode has worked on include:
West Memphis 3 Case (Arkansas)
Bode provided extensive forensic DNA testing in this case using advanced techniques and found
that no genetic material recovered from the crime scene belonged to any of the three imprisoned
men, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelly Jr. The convicted men’s defense
team leveraged Bode’s work and a judge set the three men free on August 19, 2011.
Anthony Caravella (Florida)
After serving 26 years of a sentence resulting from the conviction of first-degree murder and sexual battery, Anthony Caravella was released from a Florida prison on September 10, 2009, based on DNA test results proving his innocence. He was officially exonerated on March 25, 2010.
Donald Gates (District of Columbia):
Convicted in 1981 for the rape and murder of a Georgetown University Student and exonerated based on DNA results nearly 28 years later. Despite the age and condition of the sample, Bode was able to successfully use MiniSTRs to generate a DNA profile which excluded Donald Gates as the perpetrator.
Willie Jackson (Louisiana):
He was wrongfully accused of attempted aggravated rape and robbery and sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1986. 14 years after his conviction a judge ordered DNA testing on his case; he was exonerated after spending 17 years in prison and 20 years after the crime was committed.
Phillip Leon Thurman (Virginia):
He was wrongfully convicted of rape, abduction, and assualt in 1984 and exonerated in 2005 after DNA evidence revealed that he was innocent.
Kevin Fox (Illinois):
He was arrested in 2004 following a 14-hour investigation in which investigators said he confessed to molesting and murdering his 3-year-old daughter. Kevin’s attorney convinced the prosecutor to send evidence to a private lab for testing, and the DNA test results excluded Kevin. Charges that could have led to his execution have been dropped.
Willie Davidson (Virginia):
He was convicted of rape, sodomy, and robbery in 1981 and proven innocent with the help of DNA evidence in 2005
“Norfolk Four” (Virginia):
This case involved 4 veterans of the U.S. Navy who were convicted of the rape and murder of a young woman. They each served between 8 ½ and 11 years in prison for a crime that has since been linked to a single suspect via compelling DNA evidence and a confession.
Bode is providing DNA testing for the Virginia Department of Forensic Science for their post-conviction project, which has led to their review of over 2,000 cases that are up to 3 decades old, and has resulted in the exoneration of multiple individuals, and the identification of the true perpetrators.