After Drug Lab Scandal, Court Reverses Convictions

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the reversal of a sentence handed down by the Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday.

The Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction of Ricky Eugene Jackson of Galveston on Wednesday, the latest in a string of overturned guilty verdicts after investigators from the Texas Forensic Science Commission found that a former employee with a Department of Public Safety crime lab in Houston may have fabricated the results of thousands of drug tests.

District attorneys from the 30 counties affected by the tests have responded in different ways to the ...

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