Members of the Legislature’s task force developing protocol for use of newly discovered DNA evidence in criminal cases endorsed better training to keep valuable information from slipping through cracks in the justice system.
Rontarus Washington Jr. appeared in court with one of his new Innocence Project defense attorneys Tuesday afternoon, and two others appeared via Zoom. Meanwhile, the Franklin County attorney says he will not prosecute the defense’s alternative suspect in an alleged sex crime attempt.
Rontarus Washington Jr.’s longtime defense counsel has withdrawn from the case, but it seems they’ll be replaced by the Midwest Innocence Project plus one of the two attorneys who recently argued — successfully — that Albert Wilson should get a new trial.
Get our newsletters
Never miss a story. Sign up for our emails.