This resource blog profiles cold cases to give the victims a bigger digital footprint. We must ensure that those developing new technologies can find these old cases to see if preserved evidence can be tested with new technology.
As criminal justice is my background, I also blog about wrongful convictions and child abuse.
In March 2015, The Connecticut State Supreme Court ordered a new trial. On April 10, Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander ordered Lapointe released on $250,000 security bond. He is staying at an undisclosed location.
A date for a new trial is not in sight. Assistant State's Attorney David Zagaja said that prosecutors want to test all the evidence in the Martin case and perform more DNA (genetics) testing — tests that the prosecution has resisted for years. None of the DNA results analyzed to date have tied Lapointe to the crime, but they have not exonerated him either by implicating someone else.
"The state's position has changed. The state now is deciding how to proceed in the case." Before, Zagaja said "the state was trying to maintain a conviction."