02/28/2013

Dog-scent lineups too unreliable, Texas court rules

The court ruled they are too scientifically unreliable to form the basis of any conviction

By Chuck Lindell
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas — Tossing out the capital murder conviction of an East Texas woman, the state's highest criminal court affirmed Wednesday that dog-scent lineups — once considered an exciting advance in crime solving — are too scientifically unreliable to form the basis of any conviction.

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