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A Harris County woman’s DWI conviction in 2014 was reversed Tuesday because a Houston crime lab analyst and her supervisor did not report shoddy evidence labeling that was required to be disclosed to defense lawyers, the court ruled.

The reversal by the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston is the latest in a series of missteps by the city-funded Houston Forensic Science Center, which took over operations of the Houston Police Department crime lab. The ruling involves the jury trial of Lesley Esther Diamond, who was convicted of a Class A misdemeanor largely on the testimony of city crime lab analyst Andrea Gooden.

Gooden was suspended in April 2014 after alerting her supervisor, William Arnold, that she had mislabeled a blood sample that apparently arrived at the lab with errors on the label. She was suspended from casework reports while the agency investigated. Gooden continued to testify in three trials, including Diamond’s, about other samples without informing prosecutors or the defense about her suspension, the court found.

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