Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Case Study: Capital Murder-Case Dismissed

Case Study:  Capital Murder- Case Dismissed was an interesting case. On September 8, 2018, I am going to present to the AZ Association of Private Investigators at the 2018 AALPI Conference. The conference is going to be held at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel, 860 N. Riverview, Mesa, Arizona.  I am going to discuss this case in detail and explain the mistakes made along the way.

This was a Murder of a 92-year-old man in Eloy, Arizona on September 24, 2009. In 2011, the crime lab identified a trace sample of DNA on the outside screen door. The police arrested Arturo Jimenez in 2013.  He sat in jail for 4 years while his Legal team proved him innocent. Slowly but surely, the state’s case fell apart.  Early on, the police identified three good likely suspects but for some reason, they stopped investigating.  On April 20, 2018, Arturo Jimenez walked out of jail a free man.  Sadly, the victim will not get justice because the police arrested the wrong person.

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