19 June, 2016

Home Free - The New Yorker

Home Free - The New Yorker: "On May 12, 2013, the Times published a front-page story about Scarcella, co-written by Robles, which mentioned Jennette and Hamilton, and detailed a long history of alleged misconduct, including falsifying confessions and coercing witnesses. In at least six murder cases, including Jennette’s, the article said, Scarcella had relied on the same alleged eyewitness, a prostitute with a crack addiction. The D.A.’s office had announced plans to review every homicide case that Scarcella had worked on, focussing on those which had gone to trial and ended with a conviction. The review eventually expanded to seventy-one cases. When the Times asked Scarcella about Hamilton’s allegations, he said, “He can drop dead. The man is an out-and-out liar.”


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