Westfall Interviewed by Fort Worth Weekly on DNA Testing

Greg Westfall, one of the attorneys who represented Jones’ sons, said the criminal justice system is reluctant to permit posthumous DNA testing in death cases “because they are afraid that somewhere down the road someone will prove they killed an innocent person.’’

“If we’re going to have capital punishment, we as a society ought to be willing to look inside and see if we’re killing innocent people,’’ Westfall said. “Our legal system is given to mistakes. Even though he [Jones] is dead, killed by the state of Texas, the state of Texas ought to be willing to [give] up this evidence and have it tested.’’