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Evidentiary hearing for William Thomas Zeigler for touch DNA testing was held March 31, 2016. Judge Whitehead denied the request for touch DNA July 18, 2016. On November 23, 2016, an appeal was filed in the Supreme Court of Florida.
Richard Lapointe Case Update
In March 2015, the Connecticut State Supreme Court ordered a new trial. On Oct 2, 2015, on International Wrongful Conviction Day, Richard Lapointe was set free. The judge ruled that he cannot be retried.
We close this wrongful conviction aspect of the file but now we must work on it as a unsolved murder case. Someone killed Bernice Martin in 1987. I hope that she will not become a forgotten file.