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110 New Motions Filed, 2nd Worker Suspended In DE Drug Tampering Case

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DOVER, Del. - The state has suspended a second worker at the Chief Medical Examiner's Office.

On Wednesday, we learned that the Delaware public defender's office filed 110 new motions, asking the courts to throw out convictions for these drug cases dating back to 2010.

We're told these are separate from the previous 68 cases 47 ABC has reported on relating to tampering. Sources tell us that the state reportedly revealed to investigators that log books were not properly kept and lockers, which stored the evidence, were not properly locked.

47 ABC spoke with defense attorney John Brady about the significance of the motions and this new information.

"Anybody with a passkey and a code to the locker could have accessed the locker and not put it on the log and could have compromised evidence," said Brady. "When you have a problem with a change of custody, it breaks the chain so it's not reliable."

Delaware State Police shut the lab down back in February. The first person pulled from duty was Chief medical examiner Richard Callery, who was suspended with pay.

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