Tuesday, June 13, 2017

William Amor: Illinois; Bulletin: Flawed arson 'science'. 'False confession.' Recently released from prison for the first time in 22 years: Now he faces a new trial. (Set for September 12, 2017)..."Erica Nichols Cook, one of Amor's attorneys, argued Friday that the original indictment should be thrown out and that the court should either dismiss the charges or require prosecutors to indict Amor a second time. Cook said the original indictment is invalid because testimony given to a 1995 grand jury from a detective investigating the case was based on Amor's false confession that he started the fire to collect insurance money when he spilled vodka onto a Sunday newspaper, then dropped a cigarette to light it, and left with his wife. Since Amor's conviction, fire science experts, including one at a December 2016 hearing, have concluded that vodka is not an "accelerant" and the fire could not have started the way Amor confessed to lighting it."


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: http://www.thestar.com/topic/charlessmith. Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at: http://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2011/05/charles-smith-blog-award-nominations.html Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to: hlevy15@gmail.com. Harold Levy; Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;