Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Exonerating Evidence: The Wrongful Conviction of Leonard Peltier


Among the exculpatory evidence withheld by the FBI during the trial of Leonard Peltier, this teletype (above) dated October 2, 1975, shows that Bureau tests conclusively determined that the rifle attributed to the defendant had not fired the cartridge casing allegedly recovered from the trunk of Special Agent Coler's car. FBI firearms expert Evan Hodge had testified to the opposite at trial. 

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