Despite a hefty reward and an “Unsolved Mysteries” episode about his death, there is still no closure for Alonzo Brooks’ family.
A Lawrence attorney has filed a complaint against the Douglas County district attorney for “spiteful, malicious” conduct, called for an investigation of the former coroner, and says the DA’s office should be disqualified from handling his client’s case.
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday reversed the conviction of Carrody M. Buchhorn and remanded the case to Douglas County District Court.
An attorney argued Thursday that his client was convicted based on a coroner’s junk science, aided by a natural human desire to hold someone accountable for the tragic death of a 9-month-old baby.
Testimony of the embattled former coroner for Douglas County will likely face further scrutiny as a 2004 cold case has been determined to be a homicide.
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