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It would be a chance encounter years later that would exonerate him. Now in his 60s, Gerry Barton is seeking compensation for that wrongful conviction.
New Brooklyn DA drops appeal of wrongful conviction in 1989 murder William Lopez, 55, was freed in 2013 after serving 22 years for a discredited murder conviction. Former DA Charles Hynes fought for years to keep Lopez locked up, but Kenneth Thompson'
It catalogues exoneration cases around the country of "innocent people doing someone else's time." The distinction affirmed Padilla's own beliefs about Nunez. "He had nothing to do with it," Padilla said. "Nothing." First mistake Nunez hadn't been in
Montour was sentenced to life in prison in 1998 after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder for killing his 11-week-old daughter, Taylor, in Colorado Springs. He said he accidently dropped the infant when he stood up from a rocking chair, but
Co-Legal Director Northwestern University Law School Center on Wrongful Convictions...Daniel will speak about the wrongful conviction of women. when: Saturday, March 8th, 11:30-2:00 where: Wilmette Golf Club Restaurant 3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette,
Top Scottish judges oppose ending corroboration BBC Scotland news Lord Hamilton and Lord Cullen have expressed concern about the plan Two former heads of the judiciary in Scotland have spoken out against plans to abolish the general requirement for
A person is wrongly convicted of a serious crime, then fresh evidence reveals they are, in fact, innocent. It's a thriller movie formula and you'd hope that if this were to happen, justice would prevail. A bill introduced to the New South Wales
US District Judge Anita Brody has awarded a new trial Wednesday for James "Jimmy" Dennis, a Philadelphia man sentenced to death in 1992, for killing a high school student for her gold earrings. Brody said, “The Commonwealth of
When they falsely report on that procedure to a court do they mean well? When they use tape recorders but shut them off each time they feed the prisoner new facts, do they mean well? There are probably more innocent men and women in prison in the
Love More than 80 years after their wrongful convictions, the legendary Scottsboro Boys finally received a posthumous pardon from the Alabama legislature. In 1931, the nine Black teens were falsely accused of rape by two white women and convicted by