Mississippi moves to improve autopsy system

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 10:22 in Health & Medicine

The doctor who performed most of the state's forensic autopsies and testified in trials that reportedly resulted in convictions for innocent men has been removed. A medical examiner will be hired. The state of Mississippi moved Tuesday to improve what critics have called one of the nation's most poorly monitored criminal autopsy systems -- one that may have resulted in two innocent men spending years in prison.

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