Death Penalty

Feds Reviewing Death Penalty Convictions for FBI Forensic Errors

Review already led to a stay of execution in May

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An unprecedented federal review of old criminal cases has uncovered as many as 27 death penalty convictions in which FBI forensic experts may have mistakenly linked defendants to crimes with exaggerated scientific testimony, U.S. officials said.

The review led to an 11th-hour stay of execution in Mississippi in May.