Neb. high court denies new trial for ex-CSI chief

David Kofoed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a former top crime scene investigator serving a prison sentence 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 the trial court judge should have recused himself from the case. Kofoed also argued that the trial court erred in allowing evidence indicating Kofoed had tampered with DNA evidence in another case.
But the state’s high court rejected those arguments Friday.
Kofoed was sentenced to up to four years for tampering with evidence in a Cass County case in which two men were wrongly charged in the 2006 shotgun slayings of Wayne and Sharmon Stock of rural Murdock.