Meet Dr. Steven Hayne, Blood-Spatter Expert

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

So not only is the Mississippi Court of Appeals not ready to end Dr. Steven Hayne’s career as every prosecutor’s favorite forensic pathologist, they’re actually helping him broaden his expertise. The court recently gave its imprimatur to the use of Hayne as an expert witness in blood spatter patterns, too.

Keep in mind, this would be the same court that upheld Hayne’s testimony in the infamous two-hands-on-the-gun case.

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9 Responses to “Meet Dr. Steven Hayne, Blood-Spatter Expert”

  1. #1 |  pam | 

    they just don’t get it do they? Is it just a matter of stubborness or is it something more sinister? It’s just inexplicable.

  2. #2 |  Tokin42 | 

    I wonder how many dirtbags like this guy are going to eventually be let out of prison thanks to the prosecutors continued use of a medical examiner who happens to be a fraud.

  3. #3 |  Josh | 

    If their courts continue to allow “Dr” Hayne as an “expert” witness, and if those prosecutors do plan to speed up the process for getting executions done, I don’t see much hope for those wrongfully convicted in that state getting out of jail. Let alone off of death row.

  4. #4 |  Kieffer | 

    Sadly, I think it’s pretty clear at this point that the word we’re looking for here is “institutionalized.”

  5. #5 |  Frank | 

    Most likely institutionalized. The adage “never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity” has the exception in the Mississippi court system. I can’t even bring myself to call it a ‘justice system’ except in the ‘just us’ sense.

    This whole country needs an enema, and Mississippi is where the nozzle should go.

  6. #6 |  Lorraine Sumrall | 

    Yes, it is unconscionable that Steven Hayne’s medical license has yet to be revoked, however I still have hope and I live in Mississippi. An independent pathologist (Dr. LeRoy Riddick)countering Hayne’s report in the case of Hattie Douglas did manage to get this woman’s murder charges dropped. In that case ExperTox even suggested the samples had been improperly handled before they arrived at their lab which is not the first time Hayne’s handling of samples has been questioned. Hayne should never testify again on any issues much less as to blood spatter.

  7. #7 |  SJE | 

    I don’t see what is so surprising about this. If Hayne is just pulling his medical testimony out of thin air, then why not blood spatter? Next, he will be testifying on the who shot JFK, the validity of the Turin shroud, and existence of a grand unified theory of everything that unifies space, time, and the four fundamental physical forces.

  8. #8 |  pam | 

    precious comments Frank and SJE. Coffee was spattering off my keyboard. Thanks y’all for a few laughs, what else can one do? Hayne is a laughing stock, folks are going to death row and life behind bars, and the court still doesn’t get it.

  9. #9 |  Judi | 

    That won’t ‘get it’ until some JUDGE’S innocent loved one is strapped to an execution gurney with a needle in his or her arm as a result of this idiot and the DA’s who are in cahoots with him.

    Google Dr. Steven Hayne…make sure you have plenty of Valium before you do…

    The Innocence Project filed a formal complaint against Hayne with the State Medical Review Board May 2008 demanding the revocation of his license (whatever that is) and true to form, the DA’s are dragging their asses and laying out the sort of excuses that would be expected.

    Here is a link to read dated May 29, 2008:

    Meanwhile, innocent men like Jeffrey Havard and Devin Bennett languish on DEATH ROW and still others like Brett Jones,a young man who was only 15 years old at the time he killed in obvious SELF- DEFENSE, wait a LIFETIME because of Hayne’s incompetent, unethical, unqualified, perjuring testimony.

    Geesh, Hayne can’t even remember WHO certified him.

    I have dubbed him and the rest of the scheming, under-handed bunch, “The Little Rascals”. You have to KNOW the CODE word to get into the CLUBHOUSE!