Court Upholds Evidence-tampering Conviction of Former CSI ChiefMay 06, 2012
by Margery A. Beck, Associated Press
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a former top crime scene investigator sent to prison for evidence tampering in a double murder case.
Former CSI chief David Kofoed had asked the state's high court to grant him a new trial, arguing among other things that Cass County District Judge Randall Rehmeier should have recused himself from the case. Kofoed said he did not know until after his trial that the judge's cousin is a sheriff's deputy who supported a Douglas County employee critical of Kofoed.
But the high court said Friday that "no reasonable person would have questioned the trial judge's impartiality under these circumstances."
Source: The Republic