News Tip: Legal Expert Available to Comment on Mike Peterson Case

Duke law professor Thomas Metzloff can discuss ruling in Mike Peterson case.

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday morning upholding a lower court's decision to give Durham author Mike Peterson a new trial in the 2001 murder of his wife. Peterson was released from jail in 2011 amid concerns that a key witness in his original trial, former State Bureau of Investigation blood analyst Duane Deaver, gave false and misleading testimony. Thomas Metzloff Professor of law, Duke University Metzloff is an expert on legal ethics, and has served as an advisory member to the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee. He is also director of the Voices of American Law project, which creates detailed documentaries about important Supreme Court cases dealing with key constitutional values. 

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