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Gregory Marino

posted Aug 8, 2011, 8:22 PM by Alaska Innocence Project

The Alaska Innocence Project filed it s first court case seeking to establish innocence on April 20, 2009. Gregory Marino was convicted of murder and attempted murder in 1994 and has spent the last 16 years incarcerated on those charges. At the time of his trial, Marino was excluded as the source of all useable prints collected at the crime and could not be positively identified through the then available DNA testing as the source of any biological or forensic evidence found at the crime scene.

As a result of the Alaska Innocence Project’s filing in this case, the State of Alaska has agreed to make evidence available for testing. The State will compare the finger and palm prints from the crime scene to updated data bases to determine if the source of those prints can be identified. Following those results, the State will make biological evidence available for more effective and discerning testing then was available at the time of Marino’s trial, to try and determine the source of that evidence. The Alaska Innocence Project is currently attempting to raise funds to pay for this testing which will likely cost at least $20,000.00. Mr. Marino will have to wait for this testing to support his innocence claim until the funds can be raised.