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Joe Bryan was a high school principal, and his wife Mickey Bryan was a 4th-grade teacher in the small town of Clifton, TX. On Tuesday, October 15th, 1985, Mickey did not show up for work. Her body was discovered later that day in her bedroom. Joe was 120 miles away in Austin at a conference at that time. Prosecutors came up with a theory that Joe drove back to Clifton, killed his wife, and returned to Austin, using the conference as an alibi. He was convicted with "bloodstain analysis" which was later exposed to be wholly unreliable. For more on the junk science of bloodstain analysis check out Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Bloodstain Pattern Evidence with host Josh Dubin, released on August 10, 2020. https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/podcast/s11e14-wrongful-conviction-junk-science-bloodstain-pattern-evidence Learn more and get involved at:  https://innocencetexas.org/ https://www.propublica.org/article/texas-forensic-science-commission-blood-spatter-evidence-testimony-murder-case-joe-bryan https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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