November 15, 2013
Ed Hueske still vividly remembers the case that shaped how DNA evidence was utilized in Arizona.
Hueske, a former chemistry professor at Blinn College, was back on the Brenham campus Friday to present his findings in “The Murder of Jennifer Wilson: The First Case Using DNA Evidence in Arizona” to a conference room filled with more than 80 Blinn students, faculty and staff.
“This case was one of the most high-profile cases in my career,” Hueske told the audience.
During his one-hour presentation, Hueske broke down how his team helped place Richard Bible behind bars for capital murder for the sexual assault and murder of 9-year-old Jennifer Wilson in 1988.
“It’s still hard to talk about this case without getting emotional,” Hueske said.
DNA evidence linked Bible to Wilson’s murder, and he was later executed June 30, 2011 – exactly 23 years to the day after the murder.
In addition to working high-profile cases, Hueske’s 23-year law enforcement career included teaching national and international law enforcement agencies the intricacies of forensic science. He has taught classes to the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, Turkish National Police, Canadian Office of Special Investigations and the New York Police Department.
Hueske retired from law enforcement in 1996. He founded and currently serves as the owner and director of Forensic Training and Consulting, LLC, as well as serving as the director of the University of North Texas Criminalistics Program. He taught chemistry at Blinn College in the 1970s.
He is the author of “Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents” and “Fingerprints and Firearms,” and he has contributed to numerous forensic science textbooks.
The event was sponsored by the Blinn College Professional Association, a charitable and educational organization that encourages professional growth, administers the Blinn College Professional Association Scholarship Fund and administers social events. For more information, visit: http://www.blinn.edu/bcpa/Professional_Association.html.