Despite scientific evidence showing his innocence, Maine native Dennis Dechaine was convicted of a 1988 murder and is now serving a life sentence without parole. A judge will soon decide whether to hold a hearing on a motion to grant a retrial based on new DNA evidence. Although Dennis’s lawyers, John Nale and Stuart Tisdale, are working for free, we need to continue raising funds for increasingly expensive expert witnesses and additional DNA testing. Trial and Error is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking justice for Dennis, and all financial contributions are tax-deductible. To help us meet our $50,000 matching challenge grant launched in August of 2023, please click below.
Here is some of the science supporting Dennis’s claim of innocence.