Dru Sjodin’s Autopsy Evidence Under Dispute in Death Penalty Appeal

Linda Walker, Sjodin's mother, has sat in on every hearing since the appeal started on Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — Forensic scientists are disputing autopsy evidence in the death penalty appeal for Alfonso Rodriguez. One of Rodriguez’s former attorneys took the stand. Forensic experts are disputing male DNA tests done by Dr. Michael McGee when he performed the initial autopsy on UND student Dru Sjodin. Those tests came back positive. This ultimately led to the rape conviction…

Previous Evidence Questioned in ND Death Penalty Appeal Hearing

Alfonso Rodriquez has been on death row for 11 years

FARGO, N.D. — A federal inmate from Crookston convicted of killing UND student Dru Sjodin is appealing his death sentence. Two forensic experts took the stand in the start of what could be Rodriguez’s last appeal. It’s been more than 12 years since 64-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez was federally indicted for the kidnapping, murder and rape of Dru Sjodin. After the…