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Justices to hear case in which glove DNA led to conviction

August 19, 2013

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear a case in which DNA found on a glove was the sole evidence that led to the conviction of a man on a burglary charge in St. Joseph County.

Justices granted transfer in Martin Meehan v. State of Indiana, 71A04-1209-CR-453. Convicted of Class C felony burglary and found to be a habitual criminal, Meehan succeeded in getting the conviction reversed at the Court of Appeals, which worried that the case could set a precedent in which criminals could frame other people simply by leaving at a crime scene a piece of evidence containing DNA.

Meehan is one of seven appeals to which the Supreme Court granted transfer for the week ending Aug. 16. Others are:


Justices denied 23 requests for appeal. Transfer dispositions may be viewed here. 
 

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