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"Scientific" evidence at work
« on: November 12, 2004, 04:13:56 PM »
Murder charge dismissed against Winchester mother

The Associated Press

WINCHESTER, Tenn. - Saying the autopsy report was wrong, a prosecutor today dismissed a murder charge against a mother accused of killing her severely disabled daughter with an overdose of medication.

District Attorney Mike Taylor told a judge that new tests showed 15-year-old Ashley Mignano, who had cerebral palsy, did not die July 4 from a fatal dose of phenobarbital. The teenager's mother, Margaret Mignano, had been arrested in August and spent a week in jail before she was freed on $200,000 bond.

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2004, 01:44:21 PM »
If the ME could have managed it, this might have become a capital case.
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