Woman Challenges Murder Conviction, Scent Lineup

Updated, April 18, 4:30 p.m.:

In a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals hearing this morning, Megan Winfrey’s lawyer argued that when prosecutors presented dog scent lineups as “infallible, accepted scientific evidence,” they impacted the way the jury in Winfrey’s murder trial reviewed the additional, corroborating evidence.

Winfrey was convicted for the 2004 murder of Murray Burr, 51, a custodial worker at Coldspring High School, which Winfrey attended at the time of the murder. After hearing from the lawyers, the court will determine whether the evidence was legally sufficient to convict Winfrey. There is no set date for ...

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