July 22, 2022 - Maine Superior Court Judge Bruce Mallonee has approved the request for the use of advanced DNA technology to test evidence from the crime scene and in the State’s possession.
Despite his reference (in graf 2, line 2) to Dennis’s “confession” to the crime, that there is no proof that Dennis ever confessed to anyone.
Judge Bruce Mallonee’s recent ruling allowing for advanced DNA testing on the remaining items of evidence by an independent lab offers the best and perhaps final opportunity to free Dennis, and to reveal the identity of the real killer. Dennis’s two lawyers, John Nale and Stuart Tisdale, are working pro bono, taking no pay, however the cost of the testing will be $50,000. Trial & Error has $15,000 on account, meaning that we now need to raise approximately $35,000 ASAP. Gang, we can do this!
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Getting this evidence admitted is another story
By Jordan Bailey | Courier Publications | Jul 14, 2016
This is the first of a three-part series. Part 2 will look at the legal options available in this case. In Part 3, we will publish an interview with Dennis Dechaine himself.
In perhaps the most notorious criminal case in Maine history, then-31-year-old Bowdoinham farmer Dennis Dechaine was convicted in 1989 of the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old Sarah Cherry of Bowdoin.
Crucial Testimony a Jury will Never Hear in the Dennis Dechaine Case - Interview with Dr. Cyril Wecht
Letter to The Free Press, 11/24/20
In these days of contentious politics, it’s crucial for each of us to contemplate the bigger picture, that what we share in common dwarfs our differences. Take, for example, the fact that human beings are the only species on Earth with the intellectual capacity to appreciate that we are fortunate voyagers on a breathtakingly beautiful and fragile planet that orbits a long-lived star at 67,000 m.p.h., a star that is the very source of our existence.
It’s taken inconceivable happenstance to bring us to a place in time and space that allows us to benefit from and appreciate such common occurrences as sunrises and sunsets, blue skies, seas and land masses populated by myraid species, and lives blessed with the love of family and friends.