A leader of a national program that uses DNA tests to free people wrongly sent to prison years ago says the St. Louis prosecutors are “outlandish” in their refusal to cooperate with the program. But St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says the tests are expensive and should only be used in cases where there’s a reasonable chance somebody could be freed. Otherwise, says Joyce, she supports DNA testing. The Innocence Project, headed by lawyer Barry Scheck – one of O.J. Simpson’s defense lawyers – says Joyce is doing a great disservice to victims because a real rapist might still be free and an innocent person might be in prison.
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