Man Convicted of 1991 Pipe Bombing Seeks New Trial

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — James Genrich is serving a life sentence after being convicted of planting a series of pipe bombs that killed two people and injured a third in Grand Junction in 1991. A nationally known organization named Innocence Project is representing Genrich in new hearings as he works to overturn the guilty verdict.

New hearings have taken place over the last two weeks due to Genrich’s notion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. The Innocence Project’s mission is to exonerate wrongly convicted people. The evidence used to convict James Genrich is a tool mark examination. The group representing him says this form of evidence is unreliable.

Genrich’s attorney, Tania Brief, tells us flawed forensic evidence is a leading factor in 52% of Innocence Project cases. She also says the evidence used against Genrich in the 90’s is not enough to convict him today. On Monday we will present the full story, hearing from both the prosecutor and the defense as the proceedings continue.


Source: Grand Junction Local News | Man Convicted of 1991 Pipe Bombing Seeks New Trial