Thursday, July 20, 2017

How an ex-FBI profiler helped put an innocent man behind bars

xasperated, Jeffrey Ehrlich paused the true-crime television show every couple of minutes. The same thought kept running through the attorney’s mind: “No, that's wrong.” The episode of “Killer Instinct” highlighted how the work of a retired FBI profiler had helped convict Ehrlich’s client of killing an 18-year-old woman in a Palmdale parking lot. There were no fingerprints left behind, no murder weapon. But clues from the crime scene caught the profiler’s attention. The driver’s-side window of the victim’s car had been lowered several inches, suggesting to the profiler that the teen had rolled it down when someone who looked trustworthy approached. And her tube top was askew — a sign, the profiler said, of a botched sexual assault. “No, no, no,” Ehrlich said, stopping the show again. He thought the episode — titled “Sudden Death” — needed a new name: “Here’s How We Convicted an Innocent Man of Murder.” Years after the profiler’s testimony helped secure a murder conviction, the case against Ehrlich’s client, Raymond Lee Jennings, has unraveled in dramatic fashion.

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angelabirch --Avatar ‒ angelabirchActive commenter in reply to DJ 1717 fThis story makes me angry. Ps...more » 9:25 AM, Jul. 20, 2017 Patterns of behavior are only good as a crime tool, I believe, if they indicate a direction to go in obtaining evidence or suggesting how one interviews witnesses and possible suspects. Like you I am outraged that this innocent man went to prison but it also I wonder how many innocent people are in prison because one man had a notion is frightening.
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