The Role Of Scientific Forensic Evidence Questioned In Pending Texas Execution

Though DNA evidence did not connect Larry Swearingen to the crime, prosecutors had a great deal of circumstantial evidence against him.

By David Martin DaviesAugust 19, 2019 10:00 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Larry Swearingen is scheduled to be executed Wednesday by the State of Texas.

It was 19 years ago that Swearingen was convicted of the abduction, rape and murder of Melissa Trotter. This is the sixth time that Swearingen had a date with death in the Texas prison system. But lingering questions about his guilt have caused the courts to repeatedly step in.

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