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#1 buddy215

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:54 AM

Pop-up porn case to get new trial
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6729905.stm

"The case generated huge interest online as bloggers and security experts challenged the way the trial of Ms Amero was being handled.

The new trial follows fresh analysis of why the PC at the centre of the allegations showed the explicit images.

Close examination

Connecticut supply teacher Julie Amero was convicted in January 2007 of impairing the morals of children but she has always strenuously denied visiting sites that would have led to the PC showing the images.

Ms Amero was due to be sentenced on 6 June but Superior Court Judge Hillary Strackbein instead called for a new trial. No date has been set for this second trial.

The case was subject to strong criticism by many bloggers, legal experts and security professionals.

The computer security researchers carried out an unpaid forensic examination of the PC at the centre of the case and what they found led them to doubt the version of events put forward by the prosecution.

This disparity led to Connecticut ordering new tests at a state forensics lab which backed the volunteers' findings and raised more questions about the reliability of the initial evidence.

Local newspapers in Norwich, Connecticut, reported Judge Strackbein saying: "The jury may have relied, at least in part, on that faulty information.""
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Original Bleeping Computer News Item in link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/79623/us-justice-system-gone-awry-in-teacher-porn-case/

(Moderator edit: added quotation marks to cited text. jgweed)

Edited by buddy215, 07 June 2007 - 06:13 PM.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:17 AM

The orginal post---and you were correct in your remembering---is found here at BC:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...;hl=Julie+Amero

This is very good news, and not just for Ms. Amero. I have cross-linked the posts. Thanks,Buddy215.
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 07 June 2007 - 10:23 AM.

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