Location Data from Previously Overlooked Cell Site Records was used to Exonerate a Man after 17 years in Jail.
In 2000, teenager Vernon Horn was convicted for a January 1999 robbery and murder at a New Haven, CT neighborhood convenience store. The primary evidence allegedly linking Vernon Horn to the crime scene was a record of calls made from a cell phone stolen during the robbery. The State had no physical […]
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; […]
The Case of Anthony Christiana
A photo located on a cell phone that had been taken 14 hours after a murder was the key in exonerating a man of murder. The story began with the killing of William Prieto on August 31, 2015. A key witness in the case stated that a clean […]
New Haven, CT man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed back on April 25, 2018 after he was exonerated by cellphone records. Read Article
The digital evidence is out there to save more lives, but defense teams […]
Locked cell phones that were at one time inaccessible can now be unlocked using the latest digital forensic technology. There is often a lag time between the creation of new technology and the digital forensic community’s ability to analyze it. In 2015, digital forensic capabilities took a giant leap forward […]
Google Timeline, launched in 2015, is a feature that contains location history and can establish that a user was located at a particular place and time.
Google Timeline is a potential source of exculpatory evidence for criminal defense cases and wrongful conviction cases. Google collects location data from a user’s mobile device if […]
Finding New Evidence from Third-Party Mobile Apps with the Latest Technology
At the beginning of 2019, the Google Play store had approximately 2,100,000 applications for Android and the iTunes store had almost 1,800,000 apps for Apple devices. While most of the applications installed by the device manufacturer are supported for analysis by forensic […]
Advances in digital forensic technology provides a deeper access to mobile device data.
New technology can extract deleted data from cell phones that were previously inaccessible. It is important to know the difference between the mobile device forensic extraction levels because each one can recover a different amount of data.
- A logical extraction obtains […]
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative (DEII) is the first and only organization in the nation solely dedicated to exonerating the innocent, in cases involving digital evidence. Providing expert forensic services, resources and training to advance a uniformed national standard Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for preventing wrongful convictions in cases […]