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Appeals court issues acquittal in dog-scent murder case
Coldspring, Tex
   
 
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March 4, 2013

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued an acquittal in the case of Megan Winfrey, 24, who has been behind bars since 2007 in a murder case in which her conviction was based almost entirely on evidence from dog-scent lineups.

Winfrey, along with her father, Richard Winfrey, and her brother Richard Winfrey Jr. were charged with the 2004 murder of school janitor Murray Burr in Coldspring. Richard Winfrey Jr. was acquitted by a jury in 2009. Richard Winfrey Sr. was convicted in 2007, but the Court of Appeals acquitted him in 2009, ruling that the dog-scent evidence was insufficient for his conviction.

The court's decision in Megan Winfrey's case was based largely on the one it issued when it acquitted her father, finding that the state's evidence against her was insufficient.


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