- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A scandal surrounding evidence tampering at the state’s drug-testing lab is also affecting homicide prosecutions.

At a court hearing Wednesday, defense attorneys in a negligent homicide case challenged the autopsy conducted by Delaware’s then-Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Richard Callery. He was fired earlier this month on allegations of misconduct in his role overseeing the office.

The problems at the drug-testing lab have endangered thousands of drug convictions.


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The News Journal of Wilmington reports Thursday (https://delonline.us/1oLNEF2) that at least five homicide cases could be in jeopardy as well because Callery’s autopsy findings might not hold up at trial.

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