Detailed Cases

Video from Texas Committee

This is the video that just been released showing the landmark committee decision to recommend banning bitemark evidence in Texas Courts. The video starts at the point that the committee begins the presentation by lead Counsel, Lynn Garcia, on the findings of the sub committee - and then you can watch the entire presentation and more...

Chaney freed as court renders bitemarks as junk science

Yesterday we reported the case of Steven Chaney who was convicted largely on the basis of a bitemark - and one that was linked to a spurious statistical claim that 1 to a million chance of it being caused by someone else. Late yesterday afternoon the case went before the Dallas Court where the judge freed him after he had spent more than a quarter of a century behind more...

DNA From Teeth – The Lynn Breedan Story

This is a fascinating case told in the Medical Detectives series.  The case involves identification from teeth in two ways - the first, the identification of the victim from their dental records (using the presence of a mesiodens to assist) and secondly, the identification of the potential suspect - by linking DNA from the victim to that found on his more...

The Biggar Murder & Warren Harvey

In a tribute to Warren Harvey, a pioneering forensic dentist in the UK, Dr Allan Gaw presents the details of the Biggar Murder.  One of Harvey's greatest cases, and certainly one of the most comprehensive write ups of a case ever seen, was the Biggar Murder from Scotland.  A case in which bitemarks were the principle evidence against the accused (Hays) and the analysis more...