Digital Evidence, just like DNA evidence can prove innocence. And just like DNA evidence, it’s imperative to know how to locate the sources of digital evidence.
On May 5, 2017, the Prosecutor in the case said there was an issue with the witness identification of Anthony Christiana as the gunman in the case; therefore, the Prosecutor dropped the murder charges against Christiana in the murder of William Prieto.
IRIS LLC investigators discovered digital evidence which contradicted the eyewitness statement that said that the man that killed Prieto was clean shaven. An IRIS LLC digital forensics examiner was able to extract a photo from a cell phone owned by Christiana’s girlfriend, and that photo, showing Christiana with facial hair, had been taken 14 hours after the murder proving Christiana did not fit the eyewitness’s description of the murderer. Read Article http://bit.ly/31XsS1a
Managing time-sensitive digital evidence can be tricky, and digital forensic experts should be involved as early as possible, but defense teams need to address digital evidence as soon as the case is put in their hands, otherwise valuable evidence may be lost due.
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative http://bit.ly/2X2k5LD , along with the IRIS LLC Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method http://bit.ly/2JYiEqz, a tool to help manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of digital evidence found, are here to assist Public Defenders in proving a client’s innocence.