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May 14, 2020

Former Prosecutor, Now on Arkansas Supreme Court, Cited for Bad Faith’ Destruction of Exculpatory Evidence in Death Penalty Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has found that a for­mer pros­e­cu­tor now serv­ing as a jus­tice on the Arkansas Supreme Court delib­er­ate­ly destroyed excul­pa­to­ry evi­dence in a case in which he had sought the death penal­ty. On April 29, 2020, a unan­i­mous three-judge pan­el of the fed­er­al appeals court affirmed the rul­ings of a fed­er­al dis­trict court over­turn­ing the con­vic­tions of life-sen­tenced pris­on­ers Tina Jimerson and John Brown, Jr. because of the bad faith” mis­con­duct of then-deputy pros­e­cu­tor Robin Wynne (pic­tured, left). Wynne has served on…