Prosecutors say a man who has testified as a DNA expert in the Casey Anthony trial and helped overturn the murder conviction of a Colorado man wasn’t allowed to testify at a trial in Denver this week after they say he was discredited.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office says a judge barred Richard Eikelenboom from the stand during a sex assault trial after a prosecutor got him to admit he had no direct DNA extraction or analysis experience and that his lab hasn’t been accredited.
Eikelenboom told KMGH-TV that he has been accredited in the Netherlands and received accreditation in the United States Monday.
His testing helped win the release of Timothy Masters. His attorney, David Lane, says it’s not unusual for the competence of expert witnesses to be questioned.