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Andrea Lyon:

She calls herself  the “Angel of Death Row”, and that is the title of her latest book.Andrea Lyon laughing

The first woman in the US to serve as lead attorney in a death penalty case.

DePaul University College of Law. Lyon serves as Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, and Director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases.

She has tried more than 130 homicide cases, both as a public defender and in private practice. She has defended more than 30 potential capital cases at the trial level. Of these, she has taken 19 through the penalty phase, and won them all. She considers negotiating a life sentence for her client as opposed to the death penalty a “win”.

Ms. Lyon has a blog on her website:

http://www.andrealyon.com/blog/


Linda Kenney Baden: linda-kenney-baden

The name of Linda Kenney Baden appears familiar to many people as she is a recognized author, legal commentator and a trial attorney. She has been involved with many high profile criminal cases. Recently she  represented Phil Spector, the music producer in his trial for murder.  Baden gave the analysis of the controversy that surrounded the death of Anna Nicole Smith, the super model. Linda Kenney Baden’s husband, Dr. Michael Baden is a forensic expert. He appeared in Autopsy, a series on HBO. click here for more detailed bio:

dr-werner-spitz2Dr. Werner Spitz:

He has served on committees investigating the deaths of President John F. Kennedy, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after the car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off the Chappaquiddick Bridge. He has also served as an expert witness in numerous high-profile cases including the California Night Stalker, the Preppy Murder Trial in New York, and the wrongful death suit against OJ Simpson.  He has been an advisor in the investigation of the Jon Benet Ramsey case.  He is the author and editor of the textbook, Medicolegal Investigation of Death, now in its third edition and considered to be the authoritative textbook in this specialty, worldwide.

kathy-reichsKathy Reichs:

She is a forensic anthropologist who authored nearly a dozen mystery novels, including New York Times best-seller Deja Dead.  From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her forensic thrillers. She consulted to the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciares et al Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec. She has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatamala. As part of her work she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II and Korea.

Dr. Reichs is one of only 77  forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  Her official website: http://www.kathyreichs.com/

Tim Huntington:

He’s a forensic entomologist (that’s a scientist who studies bugs) from Nebraska.

is a board certified forensic entomologist and Member of the American Board of Forensic Entomology. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where his area of research is in the ecology and physiology of forensically important blow flies. His publications in the area of forensic entomology focus on the use of insects for the estimation of postmortem intervals. Mr. Huntington is a forensic entomology consultant for several law enforcement agencies, and has consulted on more than thirty death investigations in seven states and four countries. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, North American Forensic Entomology Association, and Nebraska Chapter of the International Association for Identification.

He’s written among other things, a study on  “maggot development during morgue storage and its effect on estimating the post mortem interval”. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118519147/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

Dr. Henry Lee:henry-lee1

World famous forensic scientist has worked on many high profile cases including OJ Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey.

Lee is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Over the past 40 years, Lee assisted in the investigations of more than 6,000 cases, including war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia, the suicide of President Clinton’s former White House attorney, Vince Foster, review of the JFK assassination, and the death of JonBennet Ramsey.

Larry Kobilinskykobi3

Professor of Criminal Justice and Biochemistry at The Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Senior Science Advisor to the President at John Jay.

Kobilinsky serves as John Jay’s point man on a range of scientific issues relating to criminal justice, as he shepherds everything from a more rigorous method of bite-mark pattern comparisons to a better way of doing the excruciatingly complicated lab work involved in matching tiny bits of DNA gathered at a crime scene with samples collected from felons and suspects. At a moment when the CSI phenomenon is suddenly brin

ging unprecedented numbers of crime-fighting students to John Jay and The Graduate Center, he has suddenly become quite indispensable.

“I’ve been very critical of forensic procedures that are more art than science.” Kobilinsky has said.

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