State Drops Murder Charge In Hartford Killing: Digital Evidence Proves Innocence

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 shaven man was the gunman who killed Prieto. Anthony Christiana was then charged with his murder as well as conspiracy to commit murder, witness tampering and criminal possession of a firearm. IRIS LLC defense investigators for Attorney Glenn Conway located an old cell phone and forensically extracted in which a photo was located that had been taken approximately 14 hours after the murder showing a picture of the accused with a mustache and goatee. Read Article http://bit.ly/31XsS1a More and more digital evidence is being generated every day on all sorts of electronic devices, and being able to locate, access and interpret this time-sensitive data can make or break a criminal defense case. To assist Public Defenders in pre-trial or post-conviction cases is The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative http://bit.ly/2X2k5LD , as well as, the IRIS LLC Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method http://bit.ly/2JYiEqz, a tool to assist in the collection and organization of digital evidence.

Digital Innocence: Levels of Data Recovery for Mobile Forensics

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 least amount of data. A file system extraction obtains the database files which can recover data that has been deleted. A physical extraction will copy the entire device memory and will recover the most data including unallocated space which can contain deleted data. Not all mobile devices are supported for every level of extraction, but updates to forensic software are released often.  If you had a case involving a mobile device that was only supported for logical extraction, new technology may now be able to access the area where deleted data can be found. Digital forensic experts can quickly determine when new technology updates were released and from that, determine what data can be recovered based off the make and model and operating system of the mobile device. Additional information here Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative White Paper and IRIS LLC Toolbox-Mobile Device Forensics Summary and IRIS LLC Cellebrite Report Quick Start Guide


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 involving digital evidence.  DECAM by was created by IRIS LLC for the defense community to reduce pre‐trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence.  Applied to post-conviction review in cases where digital evidence was a deciding factor; became the genesis for the first ever Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative. Click here to read the White Paper

2019-09-19T16:32:02+00:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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