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2 Jun 2013, 6:34 am by Gritsforbreakfast
In an article also appearing in the New York Times, the Texas Tribune's Brandi Grissom has a feature today about Megan Winfrey, whose conviction was finally overturned by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February because of junk science (dog-scent lineups) used to convict her. [read post]
3 Dec 2011, 11:15 am by Gritsforbreakfast
[Megan] Winfrey; her brother, Richard Winfrey Jr.; and their father were charged with conspiring to murder and rob Murray Burr, a longtime custodial worker at the high school the Winfreys attended. [read post]
16 Nov 2012, 5:14 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Winfrey and his daughter, Megan, and his son, Richard Jr., were charged with murdering Murray Burr, a janitor at Coldspring High School in Coldspring, during a robbery in 2004. [read post]
5 Jan 2012, 2:31 pm by johntfloyd
The accused, all members of the same family—Richard Lynn Winfrey Sr. and his son, Richard Jr., and daughter, Megan—were arrested in 2006 for the brutal murder of Murray Wayne Burr, a longtime custodial worker at the high school attended by the Winfrey siblings. [read post]
26 Apr 2014, 9:55 am
" Oprah Winfrey flew to Chico in 2010 to meet with Horwitz-Person and four of her patients, who openly discussed how and why they chose [read post]
5 Nov 2009, 10:29 pm
James Bond has been on 279 trails and 964 scent pad lineups and never wrong, while Clue has been on 92 trails and 406 scent pad lineups and never wrong.During the 2004 scent lineup, two of Pikett's dogs alerted on scents from Richard Winfrey Jr. and Megan Winfrey.The second scent lineup was conducted in August 2007, three years after the first, using scent pads from Burr's clothing and Richard Winfrey Sr. [read post]
12 Mar 2013, 7:08 am
The court’s decision Wednesday in Megan Winfrey’s case was based largely on the finding that the state’s evidence against her was insufficient. [read post]
27 Feb 2013, 11:21 am by Gritsforbreakfast
See the majority opinion by Judge Cathy Cochran overturning Megan Winfrey's conviction and a dissent by Presiding Judge Sharon Keller. [read post]
19 Apr 2012, 8:16 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Here's the initial coverage:Austin Statesman: Woman asks court to overturn conviction based on scent evidenceTexas Tribune: Woman challenges murder conviction, scent lineupFrom the Statesman:In the years since [Megan Winfrey's conviction], a number of scientists and dog experts have denounced Pikett's methods as unethical, unprofessional and biased in favor of law enforcement.At least one member of the Court of Criminal Appeals agreed. [read post]
22 Sep 2010, 2:55 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Investigators were able to obtain a DNA profile from evidence at the crime scene, however, the profile excluded appellant and his family members. (1) Appellant's children, Megan (then 16 years of age) and Richard Winfrey Jr. [read post]
15 Oct 2017, 6:25 pm by John Floyd
  Lying Experts Convicts 16-Year-Old for Murder   One of those cases involved Megan Winfrey who was convicted of capital murder and conspiracy to commit capital murder based a Pickett’s dog scent lineup evidence. [read post]
17 Nov 2012, 8:25 pm by Jeff Gamso
Then Texas might have to let Megan Winfrey go even though she acted suspiciously.  [read post]
3 Jan 2012, 9:45 am by Steve Hall
In November, the state’s highest criminal court agreed to review the case of Megan Winfrey, who is serving a life sentence for murder. [read post]
10 Jul 2014, 2:06 pm by Jonathan Bailey
The case not only became the subject of a public scorning on the Oprah Winfrey Show, who had previously featured the book, but of a class action lawsuit for those who felt misled in buying the book. [read post]